It is almost time for your trip to Iceland! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting.
Last Updated: May 10th, 2021

1. Pre-register Electronically Before Departure

All travelers must pre-register electronically here before departure from place of origin. In addition, all travelers need to submit a certificate of a negative PCR-test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) before boarding an aircraft or ship to Iceland and again upon arrival. The negative test result must have been collected no more than 72 hours before departure (on the first leg of the journey).Rapid antigen tests are not valid.All travelers must undergo testing up on arrival to Iceland. This includes children, those that have been vaccinated and those with prior COVID-19 infection. 

Travelers who present a certificate of a prior infection need to undergo one test at the borders and quarantine until a negative result is obtained.

2. Quarantine for 5 Days

Non-vaccinated travelers who do not present a certificate of prior infection at the border must quarantine for five days and take another test and wait for a negative result to end the quarantine. Travelers will need to go directly to the quarantine station after arriving at the border stop, by airbus, taxi, rental car, or a private vehicle that has been left for you at the airport. If you are unable to demonstrate an adequate isolation/quarantine location you will be required to stay in a quarantine facility. It is recommended that all travelers download the tracing "Rakning C-19" app here.

3. Undergo One Test Upon Arrival

Fully vaccinated travelers or a traveler with a prior COVID infection can travel to Iceland without being subject to triple testing and quarantine. You will need to undergo one test upon arrival due to the indication that those individuals can pass on infections. Quarantine is not required but waiting for the result of the test at their place of stay and follow the rules of quarantine until results.  Results should be available after 6-24 hrs. Any child born 2005 or later and traveling with a parent/custodian who has a certificate of exemption at the border, must undergo a test at the border but does not have to go into quarantine. While waiting for the test results the child and custodian should follow the rules for quarantine. 

4. Proof of Valid Vaccination Certificate

Travelers will need proof of a valid vaccination certificate (CDC, WHO, Yellow Card) Certificates can be either on paper format or electronic Certificates of vaccination accepted at the border for exemption of border measures due to COVID-19 (landlaeknir.is) located here. 


More information and details can be found here.

If you have any questions or require assistance before, during, or after your departure, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can always be reached by phone or email.

Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).