Iceland

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR upon arrival
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • Quarantine5 days quarantine at home/facility
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: April 30, 2021
Reviewed: May 6, 2021
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General

Iceland is almost back to normal, and borders with EU and Schengen countries are now open.

Can I travel to Iceland?

  • Iceland's borders are open for citizens and residents of EU and Schengen member countries, as well as those of the following countries, if arriving directly from them:

    • Australia 🇦🇺
    • New Zealand 🇳🇿
    • Rwanda 🇷🇼
    • Singapore 🇸🇬
    • South Korea 🇰🇷
    • Thailand 🇹🇭
  • Vaccinated travelers from any other country may also enter Iceland.
  • Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Iceland?

  • Travelers arriving to Iceland are required to get tested upon arrival, quarantine for 5 days and get tested again. Arrivals from high-risk countries will be required to quarantine in a government facility.
  • Vaccinated arrivals, and those who had COVID-19 and recovered, are exempt from quarantine.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Iceland?

  • Travelers are required to present a negative test result, no older than 72 hours. Vaccinated travelers are exempt.
  • All arrivals are required to get tested upon entry, including vaccinated travelers.
  • Those that are required to quarantine, will be tested on the 5th day.

Is public transportation open in Iceland?

Public transportation in Iceland is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Iceland?

Restaurants and bars in Iceland are open in limited capacity, and with social distancing measures in place.

Are businesses and attractions open in Iceland?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Iceland are closed, due to a rise in infection rates.
  • Non-essential shops, hair salons and beauty salons are open, under social distancing and health limitations.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Iceland?

Wearing face masks is required when social distancing can't be maintained.

Sources

  1. https://www.covid.is/english
  2. https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/about-directorate-of-immigration/news
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