Last updated: September 29, 2021
We at Icelandair can not wait to receive you again when you are ready. Before you book a ticket to Iceland, here is a picture of the current travel restrictions and entry requirements.
We offer friendly remind tourists that it is their responsibility to ensure that they have the appropriate documents and meet the admission requirements for the destination.
Ísland.is offers online guidance to guide you through the rules that apply when you visit Iceland, tailored to your specific circumstances (vaccination status, nationality, etc.).
Passengers vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered
Is it possible to visit Iceland? Yes. All travelers – regardless of origin – are welcome to visit Iceland if they can either show a certificate of full COVID vaccination, or a certificate of a previous COVID infection. See What do I need on the certificate of vaccination or previous infection?
Do you need to have negative test results? Yes, most passengers must have a negative test (PCR or quick antigen) taken within 72 hours of departure when traveling to Iceland. Important notes: Self-exams are not accepted. For passengers flying from England, NHS tests are not accepted.
Passengers who recovered from COVID-19 and have evidence of a positive PCR test taken 14 to 180 days before the flight do not have to submit a negative test to travel.
From 1 October, a negative test result is not required for citizens and residents of Iceland (as they must undergo a test within 48 hours of arrival).
See further information below Do I need to have a negative COVID-19 test when I travel to Iceland?
Do you need to be tested on arrival or quarantined? There is no requirement for an entrance exam for tourists who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from it.
On the other hand, the inhabitants of Iceland and others who have extensive social connections in the country must be tested within 48 hours of arrival. These people do not have to be quarantined while waiting for test results. Exemption from this rule: passengers who recovered from COVID-19 and have proof of a positive PCR test taken 14 to 180 days before the flight do not have to test within 48 hours, even if they live in or have a network in Iceland.
Passengers are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and have not been infected before
Is it possible to visit Iceland? Guests with a passport (or valid residence) from EEA / EFTA countries are welcome to visit Iceland. An expanding list of non-EEA / EFTA nationalities may be included, including tourists from the United States and Canada. See Who can visit Iceland? below for more information.
Do you need to give a negative test result? Yes. Most passengers must show a negative PCR test before boarding a flight to Iceland, taken within 72 hours of departure. Rapid antigen testing and self-testing are not accepted. For more information, including exemptions, see Do I need to have a negative COVID-19 test when I travel to Iceland?
Is there an arrival attempt and a quarantine? Yes. Upcoming passengers must undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport, then a 5-day quarantine, then another test. See information below Do I have to take a COVID-19 exam when I come to Iceland? and Do I have to quarantine when I come to Iceland?
Planning a COVID test before returning home
Many countries now require passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test result for their journey. It is important for travelers to check what kind of exams are being passed.
All passengers traveling to the USA must have a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country. Some rapid antigens and self-tests are accepted.
All passengers traveling to England must have a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country. NHS tests are not accepted.
See Flights from Iceland: how to book a COVID-19 test for travel for information on how to schedule an exam before flying home.
Here is what you need to know about visiting Iceland