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Current Restrictions for Travel To/From/Within Iceland

Martin Sammtleben, 2. 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.

Rules on the Border

Please see A quick guide to COVID-19 border measures This quick guide will help you find out what general rules apply when entering Iceland, such as whether you need a COVID-19 test prior to boarding or whether you need to get tested in Iceland and quarantine.

Returning from Iceland

You might need a negative COVID-19 test at check-in. Some countries will accept the much quicker rapid antigen tests, others might only accept PCR tests; please check the entry requirements for your country.

Rapid antigen tests are now available and can be booked on travel.covid.is The turn around time is 15 mins. On that same website you can also book a PCR test if required. 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.