Iceland & COVID-19

Wallace Travel Group your Iceland Specialist have been keeping up to date with the restrictions and requirements on travel to Iceland durning COVID-19. The following are the current updates we have recieved.


Visiting Iceland

Travel restrictions information for Iceland Updated 10th November 2021.

All passengers are welcome to visit Iceland if they can present a certificate showing full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a previous infection.

All travellers must do the following:

  • Pre-register before arriving in Iceland and confirm their departure day, if available.
  • Tourists to Iceland must also present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, taken within 72 hours of the flight departing to Iceland. Please note: self-tests are not accepted.
  • Present a certificate of full vaccination, or a certificate of 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.

14 days have to have passed from the second dose (or 14 days from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson dose) for a certificate to be valid. If the time is shorter than 14 days, the traveler needs to undergo testing at the boarder and follow rules on home quarantine until a negative result is obtained.

If a traveller has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, they do not need to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test at the border. Instead, a positive PCR test must be presented that is older than 14 days (isolation completed) but younger than 180 days. These individuals do not have to take a rapid antigen test or PCR test within 48 hours due to their connection with the country.

Testing and quarantine of children: Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person who has a vaccination certificate, or a certificate of the previous infection, the child accompanies the person in question and does not have to go into quarantine. The same rules apply to a child travelling alone. Children born in 2015 or earlier, with a network in Iceland, have to go for one test.

Children that are 16 years and older need to undergo testing at the boarder, quarantine for 5 days and have a second test, unless they are fully vaccinated. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland.

It is recommended that travelers download the Rakning C-19 app. It is used, amongst other things, to communicate negative testing results and helps to trace infections if necessary.

See more details here.