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Visiting Iceland

Last updated: June 8, 2021

We at Icelandair can't wait to welcome you back when you're ready. Before you book your ticket to Iceland, here's a snapshot of current travel restrictions and entry requirements. 

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.

Passengers vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from it

Can you visit Iceland? Yes. All travelers – regardless of origin – are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either:

  • certificate of full vaccination against COVID. Read what certificates are accepted on the official Directorate of Health page. Note that fully vaccinated means you have received both doses (except for the one-dose Janssen vaccine).
  • certificate of previous COVID infection. Read what certificates are accepted on the official Directorate of Health page.

Do you need a PCR test? No. If you hold an appropriate certificate, you do not need to have a PCR test to board your flight to Iceland.

Is there arrival testing and quarantine? Yes. If you hold an appropriate certificate, you are required to undergo one COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test is free of charge. You must wait for the result of this test (usually received within 5-6 hours but may take up to 24 hours) at your accommodation. You do not need to quarantine for 5-6 days and take a second test. 

Read the official government announcement for vaccinated and previously infected travelers to visit.

Passengers not vaccinated against COVID-19 and not previously infected

Can you visit Iceland? Visitors holding a passport (or valid residency) from EEA/EFTA countries (EU member states plus Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) are welcome to visit Iceland, with testing and quarantine regulations to adhere to. There are restrictions for other nationalities, including travelers from the UK, US and Canada, with some exemptions. See Who can visit Iceland? below for more detailed information.

Do you need a PCR test? Yes. You require a negative PCR test before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, taken within 72 hours of departure. See information under Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to board a flight to Iceland?

Is there arrival testing and quarantine? Yes. Arriving passengers must undergo double screening and 5-6 days quarantine between tests. Arrivals are allowed to quarantine at their home or at suitable accommodation if certain requirements are fulfilled. See information under Do I need to have a COVID-19 test when I enter Iceland? and Do I need to go into quarantine when I enter Iceland?

Do you need to stay in a quarantine hotel? Quarantine may be done at home or at suitable accommodation if certain requirements are fulfilled. Those who cannot quarantine at home may stay at a government-run quarantine hotel without charge. See information under Do I need to go into quarantine when I enter Iceland?

Here's what you need to know about visiting Iceland