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Visiting Iceland

Last updated: January 25, 2021

Travel is our passion – and that’s why we continue to do it. Through travel we connect people and places, and connections are more important now than ever.

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.

Entry requirements: COVID-19 testing and quarantine

From January 15, 2021, it is mandatory for passengers arriving in Iceland to undergo a double COVID-testing procedure along with quarantine for 5-6 days. Exemptions apply for:

  • transit passengers
  • travelers with a certificate of previous COVID-19 infection that meets the government criteria
  • travelers with a certificate of vaccination that meets the government criteria
  • travelers who for valid medical reasons cannot undergo testing

The first COVID test is at the border on arrival and the second by the primary healthcare service 5-6 days later. In between the 2 tests, arrivals must go into quarantine. More details are below. 

From January 15, 2021, there is no longer the option to do 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Iceland.

Please note that as of January 13, 2021, children born in 2005 or later are required to go into quarantine along with their parents or guardians after entering Iceland.

Travel restrictions

From Europe: There are no entry restrictions for visitors holding passports (or valid residency) from EU/EFTA countries. 

From the UK: From January 1, 2021, there are changes to entry requirements for British citizens entering Iceland. For further information, please see the official websites of the Icelandic Police and the Directorate of Immigration

From USA and Canada: External Schengen borders are closed to USA and Canada, therefore we are currently unable to welcome US or Canadian passport-holders. Note that some exceptions apply for close family ties and for essential travel - read more at the official site: Regarding travel restrictions to Iceland as a result of COVID-19.

Here's what you need to know about visiting Iceland.