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

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 the EU / EEA Member States, EFTA, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. Also measure not applicable residents of the following 10 third countries: Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

Prohibition of travel to Iceland not applicable the following categories: passengers in transit; medical staff traveling in professional interest; navigating personnel (airlines and cargo ships); persons in need of international protection; people traveling in an urgent family interest; 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 19 August 2020, the mandatory quarantine measure for 14 days applies to all those 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 COVID-19 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 will be performed 5 to 6 days later at a local health center.

A single fee is charged for both tests, which is ISK 11.000 (approx. EUR 68), if requested and paid at the border crossing point / health center or ISK 9.000 (approx. EUR 55), if is requested and paid online when completing the pre-registration form. In the period between the two tests, strict quarantine rules will be followed (for information on quarantine types and conditions, it is recommended to consult https://www.covid.is/categories/how-does-quarantine-work). The above measures also apply to Icelandic citizens and residents returning to Iceland from abroad.

Children born after 2005 are exempted from the obligation to pre-register, test for COVID-19 or be placed in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Iceland. cured of COVID-19 infection are exempted from mandatory testing or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Iceland.

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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