Corona and traveling
Iceland's border rules
Do you want to visit Iceland this winter but are not sure about the conditions?
Here is information on the current conditions for entering the country:
Every traveler must pre-register before arriving in Iceland. Present a certificate of full vaccination, or a certificate of the previous infection, at the border. If a certificate is not valid the individual needs to undergo 2 tests and quarantine for 5 days in between.
Depending on your vaccination status, these are the rules at the border:
You are vaccinated or have had a prior covid-19 infection
Vaccinated passengers, and those with prior infection of COVID-19, need to present a negative covid-19 test, either a PCR or a Rapid antigen test. NB! Self-tests are not accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey. A fine for not presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the border is 100.000 ISK.
You are not vaccinated
You need to undergo 2 tests and quarantine for 5 days in between.
Still not clear?
If you are still not sure how it works, we strongly recommend the quick guide to the border measures in Iceland.
Please check with the authorities in your country for the entry requirements regarding returning back from Iceland.