Practical information

Iceland and COVID-19

Visiting Iceland

All information, developments, and advice about Iceland and COVID-19 can be found at the designated COVID-19 website for Iceland, the Directorate of Health and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.

Travel restrictions information for Iceland

Updated June 16

As of 1 July, the measures at Iceland’s borders will be relaxed and the testing of those who present a certificate of vaccination or prior infection with COVID-19 will cease, and children will no longer need to be screened.

Until then, the rules listed below are in effect.

Rules still in effect

Passengers travelling to Iceland that do not have a certificate of vaccination or a certificate that they have had COVID-19 need to follow different rules when arriving depending on where they travel from.

In addition to that, the Chief Epidemiologist defines certain high-risk countries that are divided into two categories based on infection rate (List I and II). It is important to note if the area you are travelling from is on list I or II for high-risk areas.

Unnecessary travelling of people without vaccination or previous infection of COVID-19, who do not live in Iceland, from high-risk countries (list II) is prohibited.

Rules on the borders are in force until June 15 2021.

Information on the rules on the border can be found here:

With vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection.

Arrive from a safe area.

Arrive from risk area.

Arrive from high-risk area (list I)

Arrive from restricted area (list II) but exempt from the ban

Arrive from restricted area (list II) without reason

Transit passengers

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