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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.

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

Starting on 16 August, all travellers who enter Iceland, and are considered to have close ties within the Icelandic community, will need to undergo an additional covid-19 test upon arrival in Iceland. 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.

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