Please note: There is no longer a requirement for passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test when traveling to the United States.
Some countries 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. Authorities in some countries, including the US, recommend testing before travel, even if such a test is no longer mandatory.
If a COVID-19 test is mandatory for travel, it is important to note what sort of test result is accepted by the authorities. For some destinations, only a PCR test result is valid.
Note that the following processes apply to Iceland residents as well as to visitors to Iceland who require test results for travel purposes.
Appointment for a PCR test
If you need a PCR test for your travels, plan your appointment accordingly so you receive the test certificate in time for your trip.
To get tested in Reykjavík or Akureyri, register online at travel.covid.is. Once ready, the certificate will be sent to your email address.
It is important to check whether authorities at your destination will accept an electronic certificate or require a printed one. SMS results are not accepted. Contact the nearest health clinic in Iceland to get a printed certificate for an extra fee. (Note: if you need testing on a weekend, please contact the clinic before the weekend.)
To get tested outside of Reykjavík or Akureyri, contact the nearest testing center to determine if departure testing is offered.
If your destination accepts results from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test, you can get it done in Akureyri and Reykjavík. A sample is taken on location, and you receive a certificate in about 15-45 minutes. Details are online at covid.is.
All visitors are welcome, regardless of vaccination status, with no requirement to pre-register before visiting. There is no longer a requirement for a PCR test to board aircraft, and no testing or quarantine upon arrival. There is no longer a requirement to present a certificate of vaccination or of prior COVID-19 infection.
If your flight is cancelled and you're stranded, we'll find you a way home.
Additionally, it's reassuring to know that some of our fare options (for example, our Economy Flex and Saga Premium Flex fares) have built-in flexibility and understanding.
Explore your options if your flight gets canceled.
If your flight has been cancelled and you do not intend to travel, you can choose to receive a Travel Credit Voucher or a refund. We recommend that you use the link provided in the cancellation email we have sent you to submit your claim. If you have not received an email, you can request a Travel Credit Voucher or refund here on our website.
For other circumstances (if, for example, your flight has not been cancelled, but you would like to cancel your travel), please see our Cancel booking page for information that applies. Your options will vary, depending on your fare type and date of ticket issue.
If your flight has been cancelled with less than 14 days notice, due to reasons other than 'extraordinary circumstances' you may be entitled to compensation as provided for in Regulation EC 261/2004.