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Iceland Travel Restrictions

81.97% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 81.85% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Iceland.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Iceland with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Iceland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Iceland entry details and exceptions

Travelers must note that all decisions about entering Iceland are made by border guards.

Travelers entering Iceland must pre-register prior to arrival to the country. They are also obliged to confirm their departure date if it is available.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated are required to present either a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours before departure to the country. Unvaccinated individuals are required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure to the country. Travelers who are unable to present e negative test prior to arrival will pay a fine of 100.000 ISK.

All travelers are required to download the Rakning C-19 app.

Further details about entry to Iceland can be found here.


Outgoing travel to IcelandTravelling from New Zealand to Iceland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iceland.

Details and exceptions

From 30 August 2021, tourists who have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19 are no longer required to show a negative PCR or quick antigen test at the border. They may show a positive PCR test that is older than 14 days old (isolation complete) but younger than 180 days instead. These people who have ties in Iceland are also exempt from providing a PCR test or quick antigen test within 48 hours upon arrival in the country.

Vaccinated travelers with ties in Iceland (Icelandic citizens, individuals domiciled in Iceland, individuals who have an Icelandic work permit and applicants for a work permit or international protection in Iceland) are required to undergo testing within 48 hours upon arrival in Iceland. They are not required to undergo into quarantine until the result of the test is available. They can undergo testing at no cost at the border or at a testing location in the country. This requirement is also applicable to children born in 2015 or earlier.

Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from border testing and from presenting a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to entry to the country.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Iceland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers are required to undergo a 5-day quarantine in an approved quarantine accommodations in case home quarantine is not possible. Travelers will pay for their accommodation. Travelers are required to present another PCR test at the end of their 5-day quarantine period.

Documents
Pre Registration Form

Traveler must submit the form 72 hours before arriving in Iceland.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Iceland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Iceland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Iceland will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Iceland

Masks:Not required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Iceland with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Iceland.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Iceland with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Iceland.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 5 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Iceland is not required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Iceland are open. Bars in Iceland are open.