Entry Restrictions in Iceland
Authorities in Iceland have lifted all the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
Effective Feb. 25, 2022, all official epidemiological measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, both domestically and at the border.
As a result, travelers to the country will no longer need to present a pre-departure PCR test, nor test or quarantine upon arrival. Additionally, unvaccinated travelers are welcome to visit.
If you have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine the certificate will only be valid for travel to Iceland on or after the 15th day after your second vaccination (or from the single dose of the Janssen / Johnson and Johnson vaccine).
If Border Officials have doubts over your certificate, you will be tested and face quarantine. You may be put into a managed quarantine facility if infected with a virus strain classed as particularly high risk for contagion or morbidity.
You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination which must contain the specific COVID information Iceland requires.
If you live in England, Iceland will accept the NHS COVID Pass or your NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Iceland will accept your respective NHS letter to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
Children born in 2005 or later and traveling with those who are fully vaccinated or exempt from testing and quarantine will also be exempt.
Certificates of previous infection must be a PCR test or antibody test by ELISA blood serum test and meet Iceland’s criteria.
Unvaccinated passengers or those without proof of previous infection and non residents of Iceland, will need to match a very limited number of essential reasons for which you will be given permission to travel.
When flying into Iceland without a certificate of vaccination or previous infection you must follow these steps:
- Present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of your time of departure to Iceland (or get a ISK 100,000 fine for residents or a refusal of entry for visitors); and
- Take 2 COVID-19 tests, one on arrival and another 5 to 6 days later, quarantine between tests, until you have the results.
Updated on April 22nd, 2022
Finland - Iceland Trip Specific Restrictions
Passengers arriving from Finland are currently not allowed to enter. This does not apply to residents, citizens and some visa holders.