Covid-19 Information

Last updated 2nd of April 2022

Now Rapid Antigen Test costs ~7.000 ISK (~$55 or ~50€)

All Covid-19 restrictions within Iceland have been lifted as of Feb 25th, 2022. Restrictions at the boarder still apply.

Keep in mind that I am NOT a law professional nor a health professional. I am trying to give a simple overview of who can travel to Iceland due to Covid-19. Any information you  read here might be wrong. Be sure to read and understand the rules and laws at the official Covid web page of Iceland www.covid.is/english


Traveling to Iceland:

You can travel to Iceland without quarantine if;


In short, if you are triple vaccinated or double vaccinated and were positive of Covid-19 (and have official documents) can travel to Iceland without quarantine.

  1. You are from Schengen Area (EEA / EFTA) and are fully vaccinated.List of all countries Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

  2. You have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have the documents to prove it. This applies to everyone. The official group category is Everyone outside of Schengen as well as everyone within Schengen that has been vaccinated. This means that travelers from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and few other countries under these conditions. NOTE that travelers from outside of Schengen (EEA / EFTA) are not allowed to travel to Iceland if they are not vaccinated or have had prior infection of COVID-19.

    1. Valid certificate from European Medical Agency, World Health Organization (WHO), International Certificate of Vaccination and the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card.

    2. Official information about valid vaccines www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item44162/Certificate-of-vaccination-against-COVID-19-accepted-at-the-border

    3. Official information about traveling to Iceland from outside of Schengen for persons that have been vaccinated. www.government.is/news/article/2021/03/16/Exemption-from-border-measures-for-vaccinated-individuals-to-be-extended-to-non-Schengen-countries/

  3. You have had prior infection of Covid-19 and have recovered and have a certificate to prove that. NOTE that travelers from outside of Schengen (EU / EEA) are not allowed to travel to Iceland if they are not vaccinated or have had prior infection of COVID-19.

    1. Official information about prior infection of COVID-19 www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/greinar/grein/item43709/Certificates-regarding-previous-COVID-19-infection-that-are-accepted-at-the-border-in-Iceland-from-10-December-2020

Everyone that travels to Iceland in times of Covid-19 MUST

  • Pre-register at https://visit.covid.is/ before traveling from your country of travel.  

  • The form must be sent maximum 72 hours before your arrival in Iceland.

  • Have a valid PCR-test or Rapid Antigen test that is not older than 72 hours before departure

  • Take a Covid test at the border

Current rules in Iceland

  • All Covid-19 restrictions within Iceland have been lifted as of Feb 25th, 2022. Restrictions at the boarder still apply.

During the trip

  • Masks are optional

  • We will be cleaning our hands a lot and using hand sanitizer.

  • We will follow all expected covid-19 procedures. ​​

Returning to The United States no longer requires a positive test of Covid-19

"As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country."


Get tested for Covid-19 before leaving Iceland

Traveling to Iceland

  • Icelandair offers flexible flight cancellations and re-schedules.

  • I am not affiliated with Icelandair in any way. The information is from their web page.

  • www.icelandair.com/

  • Icelandair offers re-scheduling or flight voucher if you cancel. As well as option of refund if they cancel a flight.

  • Read here about flexible cancellations and re-schedules when traveling with Icelandair


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