Iceland COVID-19 Entry Requirements


Iceland is a Nordic island nation famous for its wonderful landscape comprising volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields. The serene nature of Iceland makes the country one of the many favorite destinations for visitors and tourists. This article is going to highlight new travel laws and entry restrictions instituted by authorities in Iceland to prevent a new wave and a further spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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Iceland travel restrictions

Since April 6, 2021, Iceland opened its borders and country to travelers from all parts of the world. However, travelers who are interested in entering and traveling to Iceland must meet the following requirements;


  • Travelers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival in Iceland
  • Travelers whether with or without a Covid-19 PCR test would be mandated to undergo Covid-19 testing and medical screening at their airport of arrival. The compulsory Covid-19 test is free of charge.
  • Travelers who have stayed more than 24 hours in the last 14 days are banned from entering Iceland. Such travelers should they managed to get to Iceland are expected to undergo a compulsory quarantine free of charge.

Can U.S. citizens travel to Iceland in 2021

Yes, nationals of the United States of America can travel to Iceland. However, officially the Iceland authorities have made it unauthorized for US citizens from high-risk Covid-19 states like Virgin Islands, USA to visit Iceland. Should such persons manage to arrive in Iceland, they would be mandatorily quarantined.


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