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Information for travelers arriving in Iceland

  • Information for travelers arriving in Iceland

    • Negative PCR tests required at the borders from 19 February
    • No cases of community transmissions identified since 20 January
    • Cautious easing of restrictions on gatherings – bars and fitness centers open again
    • Easing of restrictions at borders as of 1 May
    • All Icelanders over 16 years old vaccinated by the end of June

    New border measures will come into force on 19 February, which requires all passengers arriving in Iceland to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their departure to Iceland.

    The pre-arrival PCR test is in addition to the current double screening system, which requires all arriving passengers to submit to a PCR test, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test. Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to provide a PCR-test before boarding and are exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The same applies to those who can provide proof of prior infection. Read more

    The current levels of COVID-19 in Iceland are low. They are being closely monitored, with only one active infection diagnosed domestically in a person outside quarantine since 20 January. Cautious relaxations to the restrictions on gathering sizes are in process as of 8 February. Night-clubs, bars, and fitness centers have opened up again, subject to certain conditions, and audience numbers attending stage performances will rise from 100 to 150.

    On 1 May, cautious steps will be taken to ease restrictions at the borders, based on the epidemiological situation at the passenger’s point of departure.

    The government has announced that all of Iceland’s population, aged 16 and over, will be vaccinated by the end of June.

    For the most current travel information to Iceland, see

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