Iceland is now welcoming U.S. visitors!
For those of you anxiously awaiting news on Iceland’s reopening, we have an exciting announcement. On March 18th, Iceland opened its borders to all international visitors that are either vaccinated for Covid-19 or have proof of past infection. That proof can include a positive Covid-19 test result that’s older than 14 days or a positive antibody test. There’s no quarantine or testing requirement for entry if visitors fall into either of these categories. All other visitors must take at least 3 Covid-19 tests and quarantine for 5-6 days.
Iceland is a popular destination and is ready to welcome visitors back whenever they’re ready to visit. As always, you can keep up to date with entry requirements on our travel now page, but we thought it’d be nice to have a little extra information here.
“Every day, there is an adventure waiting to happen in Iceland. With its abundance of mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, lakes, caves, and otherwise rough terrain waiting to be tackled, Iceland is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. But, it is also a warm and welcoming place for the rest of us.” ~ Inspired by Iceland
- All passengers must fill out a pre-registration form before arrival.
- Have a certificate of vaccination. Find additional info on vaccine certificates below.
- Have a certificate of previous infection. This can include a positive PCR-test (RT-PCR) result that is older than 14 days or the presence of antibodies (IgG) against Covid-19 as shown in an ELISA serologic assay aka an antibody test.
Vaccination Certificate Info:
If visitors choose to enter without vaccination or proof of previous Covid-19 infection:
- Visitors must have a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Test results must be uploaded to the pre-registration form before arrival.
- Arriving passengers will also have a double screening at the airport. This means you will receive a Covid-19 test and must quarantine for 5-6 days. A second test will be given before release after 5 days of quarantine. Test costs in Iceland are free of charge.
- Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from the screening but must quarantine for 5 days.
Traveling During a Pandemic
We’re just as excited to get to places like Iceland as you are, but of course it’s important to always remember to follow local guidelines and advice from the local and national governments when traveling. You should also consider your own health and the health of those around you before traveling internationally. International travel has inherent risks, but we believe that travel will return and that we’ll be able to do it again safely. We’d love to hear your feelings on travel and this news! Reach out to us anytime about questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org