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Are you traveling to Iceland?

Find out what rules apply when you visit Iceland.

This quick guide to COVID-19 border measures will help you find out what general rules apply when entering Iceland. The information provided here is for guidance only. A final decision on entry is in all cases made at the border. Please note that no testing or quarantine requirements apply for those born in the year 2005 or later.

Are you an Icelandic citizen, permanent resident or have other strong ties within the Icelandic community (see definition)?

Starting 1 October, all travellers who enter Iceland, and are considered to have close ties within the Icelandic community, will only need to undergo a COVID-19 test after arrival in Iceland and don't need to present a negative result prior to boarding. They are not required to quarantine, but are asked to limit their interactions in the first few days after arrival.

The following groups are considered to have close ties within the Icelandic community are:

  • Citizens of Iceland

  • People who live in Iceland

  • Anyone intending to work or study in Iceland for more than 7 days

  • People with a permit to work in Iceland, including applicants for such permits

  • People seeking asylum in Iceland

  • The families and relatives of those travelling with anyone who belongs to the categories above.

Individuals born in the year 2005 or later are exempt from all testing and quarantine requirements.

NOTE: As of 28 November, special rules apply to travellers who have at any time in the past 14 days been in a country categorized as high-risk due to the prevalence of the omicron variant for more than 24 hours.

These countries are: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. For rules regarding travellers from high-risk areas, please refer to the frequently asked questions section below.

Frequently asked questions