Icelandair flights to Stockholm
Last updated: February 5, 2021
Through travel we connect people and places, and connections are more important now than ever.
Here you'll find the latest information about travels to Stockholm as well as the latest entry requirements, such as registration forms for arriving passengers to fill in, quarantine rules, and other practical information.
We offer a friendly reminder to travelers that it is their responsibility to ensure they have the relevant documents and meet the entry requirements for their destination.
Note: if you plan to fly from Sweden to Iceland, read important information on our Visiting Iceland page.
Travel restrictions are fast-changing. Travelers should look into the current rules that apply to them for the destination they wish to visit (for example, requirements for a COVID test or possible quarantine, what documentation is required), and also for rules that apply to their return trip (for example, the need to quarantine after returning home).
The Swedish Government has suspended non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EU.
The entry ban does not apply to citizens and their families from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. The ban does not apply if you are a permanent resident or hold a residence permit in Sweden or another EU country.
From December 22, 2020, there is a temporary entry ban to Sweden from the UK, Norway and Denmark, with some exemptions.
Testing and quarantine requirements
From 6 February, foreign nationals will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result in order to travel into Sweden. No more than 48 hours should have elapsed between the time of the COVID test and crossing the border. There will be exemptions, including for cross-border workers. For more information, please see information provided by Swedish authorities.
There is no quarantine requirement for travelers to Sweden. The authorities do recommend passengers get tested as soon as possible after arriving in Sweden, and then again 5 days after arrival.
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Many countries now require passengers to present negative COVID-19 test results before their journey. The test results must be recent, taken within the last 72 or 24 hours, depending on the rules of each country.
Note that the following procedure applies to Iceland residents as well as to visitors to Iceland who require test results for travel purposes.
Appointment for test: Contact the nearest health clinic in Iceland to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test due to international travel. (Note: if you need testing on a weekend, please contact the clinic before the weekend.)
It is necessary to state when the trip is planned, so that the timing of the test can be planned. The need for a certificate must be stated. Payments are processed when sampling is ordered.
The test: You will be assigned a barcode for your test and a time to attend. In Reykjavík, the address for the test is Suðurlandsbraut 34, 108 Reykjavík.
You can also be tested outside the capital, but you need to ensure test results are possible within the timeframe you require.
Test results: It can take up to 24 hours for results to arrive by SMS. Note that most authorities do not accept SMS results. A certificate showing the time of your COVID-19 test is required.
Obtaining a certificate for authorities: You can get a certificate in Icelandic or English sent electronically via heilsuvera.is if you have access to the online healthcare platform, or pick up a printed certificate at a health clinic. You should be in touch with your health clinic regarding specifics.
It is important to check whether authorities at your destination will accept an electronic certificate or require a printed one (for example, the UK and US will accept electronic certificates, Denmark requires a printed certificate).
If necessary, a certificate can be obtained at Læknavaktin (after-hours medical clinic) at Háaleitisbraut 68, 103 Reykjavík (open 5pm to 11:30pm), in which case an additional fee will be paid for the service.
Price for testing and certificate: If you have the European Health Insurance Card your test will cost the same as if you were insured in Iceland. Foreign tourists should bring their passport for identification purposes.
- for Icelandic citizens and residents with kennitala, plus visitors with the European Health Insurance Card: 13,395 ISK
- for others: 24,475 ISK
More details are in Icelandic on the website of Heilsugæsla Höfuðborgarsvæðisins (Reykjavík health clinics).
Restrictions are often changing. These are excellent resources for up-to-date information surrounding issues such as lockdowns, wearing face masks, social distancing, and gathering bans.
For the latest rules regarding arrival in Iceland, please read our FAQ.
After arriving to the USA from the European Schengen area, which includes Iceland and Sweden, CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that travelers stay home and monitor their health for 14 days. More information about what to do after arriving to the United States is available on CDC’s After You Travel Internationally webpage.