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08/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/03/2021 07:17

Visiting Iceland

Last updated: August 3, 2021

We at Icelandair can't wait to welcome you back when you're ready. Before you book your ticket to Iceland, here's a snapshot of current travel restrictions and entry requirements.

We offer a friendly reminder to travelers that it is their responsibility to ensure they have the relevant documents and meet the entry requirements for their destination.

Ísland.is offers an online guide to take you through the rules that apply when you visit Iceland, tailored to your specific situation (your vaccination status, nationality, etc).

Passengers vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from it

Can you visit Iceland? Yes. All travelers - regardless of origin - are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either a certificate of full vaccination against COVID, or a certificate of previous COVID infection. See What do I need on my certificate of vaccination or previous infection?

Do you need to provide a negative test result? Yes. From July 27, you must show a negative test (PCR or rapid antigen) before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, taken within 72 hours of departure. Self-tests are not accepted. See information under Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to board a flight to Iceland?

Do you need to be tested on arrival, or enter quarantine? No. There is no longer a requirement for arrival testing for passengers vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from it. However, from July 27, residents of Iceland and others who have widespread social ties in the country are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible after arriving in Iceland, even when they are asymptomatic.

Passengers not vaccinated against COVID-19 and not previously infected

Can you visit Iceland? Visitors holding a passport (or valid residency) from EEA/EFTA countries are welcome to visit Iceland. A growing list of non-EEA/EFTA nationalities may enter, including travelers from the US and Canada. See Who can visit Iceland? below for more detailed information.

Do you need to provide a negative test result? Yes. You must show a negative PCR test before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, taken within 72 hours of departure. Rapid antigen tests and self-tests are not accepted. See information under Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to board a flight to Iceland?

Is there arrival testing and quarantine? Yes. Arriving passengers must undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport, followed by 5 days of quarantine, then a second test. See information under Do I need to have a COVID-19 test when I enter Iceland? and Do I need to go into quarantine when I enter Iceland?

Arranging a COVID test for your return home

Many countries now require passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test result before their journey. All passengers traveling to the USA need to have a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country.

See Flying from Iceland: how to book a COVID-19 test for travel for details on how to arrange a test before you fly home.

Here's what you need to know about visiting Iceland