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Immigration and Entry Rules

We don't want to see your vacation time spent at an airport in a foreign country resolving some travel documentation mishaps. So please, take a moment and review these customs and immigration related issues.

Travel to Europe (Schengen)

Requirements for US and Canadian citizens traveling to a European country in the Schengen zone - Tourist or Business Travel:

  • Passport - valid at least 90 days beyond intended stay 
  • Passport issued within the past 10 years
  • Tickets and documentation for return or onward travel
  • No visa required for stay up to three months (a maximum of 3months cumulative stay during any 6-month period in the combined Schengen countries)
  • Vaccination: None required

The Schengen co-operation currently has 26 members. All EU states are members, except the UK, Ireland, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria. EEA members Iceland, Switzerland and Norway are also members of Schengen.

Please note that from February 1, 2018, if you hold a passport issued by a non-EEA/EFTA country, your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

Travel to Europe (non-Schengen)

Requirements for US and Canadian citizens traveling to a European country not part of the Schengen treaty - Tourist or Business Travel:

  • Passport - valid at least 90 days beyond intended stay
  • Tickets and documentation for return or onward travel
  • No visa required for stay up to 180 days
  • Vaccination: None required

Those seeking work or planning to study in Europe should contact their nearest embassy or consulate.

Travel to the USA

Requirements for non-immigrants traveling to the USA - Tourist or Business Travel:

  • Passport plus valid visa or ESTA
  • Passport valid at least 180 days beyond intended stay in the USA - except for citizens of countries in the so-called 'Six-Month Club,' who need only have a passport valid for their intended period of stay.
  • Vaccination: None required

Visa Waiver Program & ESTA

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to apply for and receive an approved travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), operated by Homeland Securty. 

Secure Flight and TSA

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) runs the Secure Flight program to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching.

Icelandair is not part of the Secure Flight program and cannot accept or validate KTN and TSA numbers. For more information visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website.

Travel to Canada

A valid passport is required for entry into Canada. 

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit or transit Canada. Others will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which can be applied for online.