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Iceland Travel Restrictions and Resources

Updated: 10 Aug 2021

As of March 26, 2021 all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been allowed to travel to Iceland. From 27th July 2021, a negative test will be required on entry. We have prepared this information to help you plan your trip, but you should check the official websites and your airline requirements well in advance of travel.

Travel Restrictions

From 27 July 2021, anyone (including those fully vaccinated) will need proof of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland - read more on the US Embassy website >. There are no other travel restrictions for anyone fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with proof of vaccination status. You can see all the details here, including how this affects minors, and the date periods for valid vaccinations. If unvaccinated, a double test requirement is in place with a 5 day quarantine period inbetween. Tourists should also fill out a form before leaving for Iceland.

State Dept Advisory for Iceland: Level 4: Do not travel to Iceland.  Read more >

Proof of Vaccination required: Iceland accepts proof of vaccination for anyone who has been fully vaccinated with a vaccine that has been certified for use by the European Medical Agency as well as requirements defined by the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland and Icelandic regulations.

What can I expect when I arrive in Iceland?

There are some new rules in place from 25 July 2021 to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. These are very similar to rules you may find around the world, such as facemasks in areas where social distancing is not possible, and a limit to the number of people in restaurants and leisure facilities. More information here from the Icelandic government > 

Where can I get Covid tested in Iceland?

Yes, you can get tested for Covid 19 in Iceland and test results are reliably available within 72 hours. Tests are around $85 if they are taken on request (for example for travel purposes). This website will help you to find a test >

Returning from Iceland to the USA:

You will need to get tested (PCR or Antigen) no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel). Read more >

Useful information resources:

US Embassy in Iceland Website

US State Department Travel Advisory for Iceland

CDC Travel Advice Page

Border measures in Iceland

Visit Iceland Covid-19 Info

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