Travel to and within Iceland
In very short:
- People who present a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection are allowed to enter the country.
- Unnecessary traveling of people who don´t live in Iceland, from high-risk countries is banned.
- Furthe information below.
Who can travel to Iceland?
- Icelandic citizens and their families.
- People with permanent residency in Iceland.
- Residents of the EEA/EFTA area.*
- Citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City.*
- Others need to apply for exemptions in advance.
The main rules at the border on testing and quarantine:
- All travellers must pre-register before arriving in Iceland and confirm their departure day, if available.
- Presenting certificates. A negative PCR test certificate against COVID-19 must be presented. Rapid antigen tests are not valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. Passengers with an approved vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection do not need a PCR test.
- Everybody must undergo testing on arrival to Iceland. This includes children, those who have been vaccinated and those who have already had COVID-19.
- Everyone should quarantine, but passengers who present a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection only need to be quarantined until a negative result is obtained from the border testing. If you don´t get a message within 24 hours the result is negative.
- Testing and quarantine Those who do not present a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection at the border must quarantine for five days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Passengers coming from high-risk areas are required to stay in a quarantine hotel during quarantine. Passengers from certain countries can apply for a exception for special circumstances, no less than 48 hours before arriving in Iceland.
- Passengers from other countries may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions.
- It is recommended that travellers download the Rakning C-19 app. It is used, amongst other things, to communicate negative testing results and helps to trace infections if necessary.
PLEASE NOTE that unnecessary travelling from high-risk countries is banned. The ban does not apply to foreigners residing in Iceland, including on the basis of a residence permit or other kind of right of residence, family members of Icelandic citizens and foreign nationals residing in Iceland, foreigners who are in long-term domestic partnerships with Icelandic citizens or foreign nationals who are legally residing in Iceland, foreign nationals who are able to show a certificate of vaccination or a certificate that they have had COVID-19 and are no longer infectious. Further information on exceptions from the ban can be found here. If you are travelling from a high-risk country but exempt from the ban, you can get forms for exemption on the National Commissioner Office’s website.
These rules are valid until 31 May.Beware of to give you enough time, if you are coming to the country to see the volcano you need to give you at least 2 days because it take up to 12 hour to get result from the covid test. You can get more information here