Covid-19 Information

Last updated 19h of October, 2021

New rules apply to countries with lots of cases. It is quite complicated to read about. However, if you have been fully vaccinated and are from those country, you can still enter normally.

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


On 19th of October 2021 it got announced that by 18th of November all restrictions locally will be lifted. This still means that restrictions at the boarder will stay the same if I understand it correctly.

You can travel to Iceland without quarantine if;

  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

Get tested for Covid-19 before leaving Iceland

Current rules in Iceland

  • Official rules and legislation for Covid www.covid.is/categories/effective-restrictions-on-gatherings

  • Face masks no longer need to be worn from 20th of October 2021. 1 meter  (~3ft) distance is still a rule here​

  • Restriction on number of people that are allowed in one place does not apply to public transportation, coach travel, domestic flights, ferries and response units.

  • The maximum number of people that are allowed in one location is 2000.​

  • Restaurants and bars can have open with the 200 people inside

    • I highly recommend pre-booking to any restaurant that you plan on dining at. I will happily assist you with that if requested. 

  • Restaurants and bars must close at 01:00 AM (No entry from 01:00 - 02:00 AM, however they are allowed to serve until 02:00). All guests must have left before 02:00 AM

  • Swimming pools and gyms are open to 100% capacity

During the trip

  • Mask are no longer requirement in Iceland as of 20th of October 2021. It is optional to wear masks in Iceland.

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

  • We will keep the 1-meter rule as well as we can.

  • We will follow all expected covid procedures. ​​

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

  • If you have any covid related question or concern you can ask in the contact page. 


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