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Entry and transit conditions in Iceland: Mandatory quarantine for 14 days or 2 negative tests for COVID-19.

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The access of foreign nationals who cannot demonstrate the essential character of the trip to Iceland is temporarily prohibited. Measure not applicable residents of EU / EEA Member States, EFTA, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican, as well as British citizens who obtained a right of residence or residence before 1 January 2021. not applicable residents arriving from the following third countries: Australia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

Prohibition of travel to Iceland not applicable the following categories of persons: passengers in transit; medical staff traveling for business; navigating personnel (airlines and cargo ships); persons in need of international protection; people traveling for urgent family reasons; diplomatic staff; members of international organizations; members of the armed forces traveling for professional gain; humanitarian workers; students; persons carrying out important economic activities, which cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

Mandatory quarantine measure for 14 days for all those traveling to Iceland

From August 2020, the mandatory quarantine measure for 14 days applies to all persons traveling to Iceland, regardless of the duration and purpose of the visit.

Prior to the trip to Iceland, each person must complete an electronic pre-registration form, available at https://visit.covid.is/. Everyone is also encouraged to download the infection monitoring application Rakning C-19, available at https://www.covid.is/app/en.

Double molecular testing (PCR type)

People who want to avoid mandatory quarantine can opt for double molecular testing (PCR type) to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection. The first test is performed either at one of the border crossing points or at one of the nearby health centers. The second test is performed 5 days later at a local health center. Between December 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021, tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection are free.

Strict quarantine rules must be observed between the two tests (for information on quarantine types and conditions it is consultation recommended). The above measures also apply to Icelandic citizens and residents returning to Iceland from abroad.

Children born after 2005 are exempted from prior registration or testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection on arrival in Iceland. From 13 January 2021, children born after 2005 must be quarantined with their parents or guardians after entering Iceland, this measure being in force until 31 January 2021.

Holders of a certificate issued by the Icelandic authorities stating that they have had and recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection are exempted from being required to be tested or quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in Iceland. From 10 December 2020, both certificates issued by the Icelandic authorities and similar certificates from EU / EFTA countries will be accepted.

Transit through Iceland

Passengers in transit, who do not leave (aero) port terminals, are exempted from the quarantine or testing requirement for COVID-19.

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