19th JULY UPDATE:Starting 27th July, vaccinated travelers will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result when arriving in Iceland.
The Icelandic government continues to ease border restrictions that were implemented due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Starting 1st of July, Iceland is pretty much back to normal life. This is because 87% of the adult population has received at least 1 dose of a vaccine.
Last week all restrictions within-country were lifted – no more social distancing, limits on gatherings, mask-wearing, limits on opening hours. From the 1st of July, vaccinated passengers and children won’t have to be tested upon arrival, making it even easier to enter the country.
If the slightest suspicion arises that a person presented a forged certificate, he/she/they will be obliged to be tested twice with quarantine in between.
With so many rules changing all the time, it can be very overwhelming. We get many questions regarding border restrictions, so let’s go over the most frequently asked questions and how new rules apply to them.
No, if you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 infection. UPDATED July 20th: you will have to present a negative PCR test certificate against COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are also valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey.
All requirements for documentation can be found here for vaccinated people and here for those who had COVID-19.
If a document is not valid the individual needs to undergo 2 tests and quarantine for 5 days in between.
Yes. Unless you’ve been vaccinated with the Jenssen vaccine, you need to receive all doses of the vaccine to be fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, you’ll need to undergo 2 tests and quarantine for 5 days.
If the 14 days have not passed, you will need to undergo a test and quarantine until a negative result is received (up to 24 hours).
Children that are 16 years and older need to undergo testing at the boarder, quarantine for 5 days and have a second test, unless they are fully vaccinated.
Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.
If you need a negative test for your departure, you can register here. Information on the opening hours of testing centers for COVID-19 screening/testing can be found here.
Current rules are valid from 1st July until 15th August 2021. The pandemic is still not over. Therefore, rules can change at any time with short notice. Always check covid.is for the latest information, practice good hygiene, and get tested if you have any symptoms.
If you have questions regarding border screening, testing, quarantine, please visit covid.is. If you still don’t find information, there is an online chat option to contact a healthcare specialist.
If you have questions regarding your booking, or need to change/cancel it, please contact us.