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Risk Ratings  

    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Iceland

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry requirements
People who can enter 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
- Have a certificate of a COVID-19 vaccination or a certificate of previous COVID-19 illness
The following non-EU countries are permitted to enter Iceland: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Further information on travel restrictions can be found here: https://www.logreglan.is/english/regarding-travel-restrictions-to-iceland-as-a-result-of-covid-19/
Exemptions from the travel ban can be found here: https://www.government.is/news/article/2021/04/27/-Ban-on-unnecessary-travel-from-high-risk-areas/
People need to apply for the exemption from the travel ban here: https://www.logreglan.is/english/regarding-travel-restrictions-to-iceland-as-a-result-of-covid-19/


All inbound passengers are required to fill in a registration form no more than 72 hours before their arrival. This is available at: https://visit.covid.is/
(Ends 1 July 2021)
Testing requirements

A) Who needs to test
Everyone travelling to Iceland must submit a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test. All arriving passengers must take a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a five-day quarantine and a second PCR test.
More information here: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/certificates

B) Type of test and timeframe
The test must be a PCR and must have been taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

C) What information is required in the test result?
The certificate must be in English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or Icelandic. A certificate in another language may be valid if a certified stamped translation is included in one of the required languages.
- First name and last name and date of birth of the individual (equivalent to travel documents).
- Date when test was performed.
- Name and telephone number of the laboratory.
- The result of the test shall be pre-registered electronically along with other information before departure.

Vaccinated travellers

Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to provide a PCR test prior to boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. Nevertheless, they will have to undergo one test upon arrival to the country and quarantine until receiving the results. Further information can be found here: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item44162/Certificate-of-vaccination-against-COVID-19-accepted-at-the-border

Travellers coming from risk areas must quarantine between the two tests. This can be done at any accomodation. Those who do not have access to adequate facilities to undergo home-quarantine are required to stay in a quarantine facility.

The list of risk areas is defined by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and available here: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item44815/COVID-19-Countries-and-Quarantine-Facility

Transiting passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.

Children under 16 years of age are exempt from testing and quarantine restrictions.

Further information
Passengers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Ranking C-19 from.
Find the app and more details over exceptions here: https://www.covid.is/categories/travel-to-and-within-iceland
(Ends 1 July 2021)
Testing and quarantine is not required for travellers who can show proof of vaccination or prior infection. Clinical diagnoses and rapid diagnostic tests (antigen or antibody tests) are not accepted. Further information can be found here: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item44162/Certificate-of-vaccination-against-COVID-19-accepted-at-the-border

Exemptions from double testing and quarantine are:
- passengers who arrive from Greenland and have not stayed outside Greenland for the past 14 days
- connecting passengers who do not go beyond the respective border-crossing point and not coming from high-risk countries

Exemptions from hotel quarantine

A request for exemption from the quarantine facility must be sent at least 48 hours before arrival in Iceland to sottkvi@landlaeknir.is

Further information on exemptions can be found at the following link: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item45843/Exemption-requests-from-quarantine-hotel/quarantine-facility
(Until further notice)
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Commercial flights remain very limited.

People living in Iceland are strongly advised against unnecessary travel to risk areas due to COVID-19. All countries except Greenland are currently considered risk areas. The list can be found here: https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item39194/Skilgreind-ahaettusvaedi---Defined-high-risk-areas
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Gatherings are limited to 300 people in public and private locations.

A three-foot (one metre) distance limit must be maintained between people and masks must be worn in public transport, shops and other spaces where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.

Restaurants where alcoholic beverages are allowed may stay open until 23.59 with a maximum of 300 guests and must maintain a one-metre distance rule. All guests must be registered by name, ID number and telephone number. All guests must have left the location by 00.01.

More information on internal restrictions here: https://www.covid.is/categories/effective-restrictions-on-gatherings

Stricter restrictions are in force in Sveitarfelagio Skagafjorour and Akrahreppur. More information here: https://www.stjornarradid.is/efst-a-baugi/frettir/stok-frett/2021/05/10/Svaedisbundnar-samkomutakmarkanir-vegna-hopsmits-i-Skagafirdi/
(Ends 29 June 2021)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Iceland

COVID-19 information for Iceland

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Iceland is one of the safest destinations in the world. The benign security environment presents few problems for residents, foreign nationals and business travellers.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Iceland
Hepatitis AMany travel health professionals recommend
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Hepatitis BRecommended for health care workers and anyone
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Routine Vaccinations

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