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Current Restrictions for Travel To/From/Within Iceland

Martin Sammtleben, 2. June 2021

The following restrictions are in effect until 15th June 2021.
All travellers must pre-register before arriving in Iceland and confirm their departure day, if available. Further requirements and procedures depend on whether you’ve been vaccinated (or have had COVID-19) and what country you’re travelling from.

Travellers from UK

UK citizens must be fully vaccinated or else they won’t be allowed to travel to Iceland at all. See also the official GOV.UK Travel Advice Iceland

If you have been fully vaccinated or have had a COVID-19 infection…

you will need proof of vaccination or proof of a previous infection. You do not need a negative PCR test to board a plane and enter Iceland. However you will get tested in Iceland upon arrival. You will need to self-isolate in your first night’s hotel while you wait for your test result. After you get the clear you are free to travel onwards. To make sure you can travel the next day you should aim to arrive on a morning flight or the evening before. For more details see…

If you haven’t been vaccinated or don’t have proof of a previous infection…

you will need a negative PCR test to board a plane and enter Iceland. You will get tested in Iceland upon arrival, then self-isolate for 5 days before taking a 2nd test. After you get the clear you are free to travel onwards. For more details see…

Third-Country Citizens (not EEA/EFTA)

Third-country citizens (not EEA/EFTA) are currently not authorized to travel to Iceland unless exemptions apply.

Returning from Iceland

You might need a negative PCR test at check-in; please check the entry requirements for your country. You can book a PCR test on travel.covid.is The turn around time is usually 5–8 hours but it can take up to 24 hours to get the result. Therefore you might want to extend your stay by one day.
However rapid test centers are being set up at the moment to speed up this process.

Changes After 15th June

The current restrictions remain in effect until 15th June 2021. After that rules are likely to be eased further. Therefore we advise you not to book any flights before that date and wait what the update brings.