COVID-19 travel restrictions: Iceland

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Iceland

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This article was published on December 6, 2021, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Iceland?

You can enter Iceland now. Please note that from February 25, 2022, no COVID-19-related restrictions have been in place.

Tourists look out at icebergs on the Icelandic coast at sunsetHolidays in Iceland are possible, but there are rules to be followed — Shutterstock

Can I enter Iceland if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Iceland if you are fully vaccinated. You can be considered fully vaccinated if you have received both doses of a double-dose vaccination or one dose of single-dose vaccination at least 14 days before arriving in Iceland.

As of February 2022, there are ten vaccines approved in Iceland:

  • Comirnaty — Pfizer / BioNTech
  • Vaxzevria — AstraZeneca
  • Covishield — Serum Institute of India
  • Spikevax — Moderna Biotech
  • SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine — BIBP / Sinopharm, Bejing Institute of Biological
  • CoronaVac — Sinovac Life Sciences
  • Covaxin — Bharat Biotech
  • Janssen — Johnson & Johnson
  • Nuvaxovid — Novavax
  • Covovax — Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.

Please be aware that you do not have to present any vaccination proofs from February 2022.

Can I enter Iceland if I am unvaccinated?

View of Reykjavík at dusk with the Hallgrímskirkja church in the foreground Done your Covid homework? Book your flight to Reykjavík — Shutterstock

You can enter Iceland if you are unvaccinated. Moreover, from February 2022, you do not have to present any tests on entry.

Who cannot enter Iceland?

As of May 2022, all visitors are welcome in Iceland without any COVID-19 entry requirements.

Can I leave Iceland?

There are no COVID-19 restrictions for leaving Iceland. Please learn the requirements concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers of the destination country in advance.

Can I leave Iceland if I am vaccinated?

There are no restrictions for vaccinated travelers for leaving Iceland.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format
  • A PCR or a negative rapid antigen test (the relevant period and kind of test vary depending on the destination)

Can I leave Iceland if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can leave Iceland.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Iceland currently

As of November 2021, the COVID-19 situation in Iceland is safe. In addition, more than 76% of the local population have been vaccinated against COVID-19.


View of Husavik harbor in the summerThe picturesque northern town of Húsavík — Shutterstock

Is it safe to travel to Iceland right now?

International travel to Iceland is safe.

Is Reykjavik open for travel?

Presently, Reykjavik is open for travelers.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Iceland?

You do not have to self-isolate upon arrival in Iceland regardless of your origin and vaccination status.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Iceland?

Travelers do not have to possess any health pass upon entry in Iceland currently.

Useful links

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