Iceland's borders have remained open to citizens of other EU/EEA and EFTA states throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, under the condition that passengers quarantine for 14 days from their day of arrival. As of June 15, passengers, who are allowed to travel to Iceland, can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
Travel restrictions to the Schengen Area
Iceland continues to implement the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area.
Foreigners, who are neither EU/EEA nor EFTA nationals, continue not to be allowed to enter Iceland unless they can demonstrate that their travel is essential.
The travel restrictions do not apply to:
- EU/EEA, EFTA and UK nationals
- Individuals with a valid residence permit in Iceland or any of the Schengen member states,
- Family members of Icelandic or other EU/EFTA citizens, in particular spouses, cohabiting partners, direct descendants and dependent direct relatives in the ascending line.
Information for travellers allowed to travel to Iceland
As of June 15, passengers authorized to travel to Iceland can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to go into quarantine for two weeks, according to a government announcement. At this time, test results from other countries will not be accepted for exemption of quarantine.
- Passengers are required to fill out a preregistration form before departure to Iceland.
- Testing will be available at Keflavik airport and in Seydisfjordur (for passengers arriving on the Smyril Line).
- As of 1 July, passengers will be charged ISK 11 000 for a single test.
- Following the test, passengers can travel onward to their registered address (provided in their pre-registration form).
- Passengers can expect to receive their test results within 24 hours.
- Those who test positive will be offered to undergo further tests to determine whether they have an active infection. In the case of an active infection, the passenger must self-isolate.
- Children born in 2005 and later will be exempt from quarantine and screening requirements.
- Passengers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19.
Please note that persons, who are unable or unwilling to comply with the rules laid down for quarantine, isolation and COVID-19 testing at the border, may be refused entry into Iceland as they may be considered as threatening to public health.
All further information for travellers is available on covid.is and in the Chief Epidemiologist‘s Information for travellers to Iceland after 15 June 2020.