Are you an American Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Traveling to Iceland?

What you should know before you go:


U.S. CITIZENS & LPRs: Despite Government of Iceland-imposed restrictions prohibiting travel between the United States and Iceland, there are exceptions. Specifically, US citizens may travel from the U.S. to Iceland if they:

1. pre-register at (This applies to adults and children);

2. are fully vaccinated with an acceptable vaccine;

3. can provide acceptable proof of full vaccination or certificate of previous infection;

4. take a PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Iceland and remain in quarantine for up to 24 hours until negative results are received.

5. effective July 27th, all vaccinated persons and those that can present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland. The new measures will take effect as of July 27, 2021.

Unvaccinated individuals will continue to be required to present negative PCR test results no more than 72 hours old and undergo double PCR screening with a five-day quarantine in between.

Children born in 2005 or later will continue to be exempted from all border measures.

For more information about authorized vaccines and the requirements that certificates of vaccination need to fulfil:

For more information about requirements for confirmation of previous COVID-19 infection: For quarantine rules, see: Instructions for persons under home-based quarantine (

U.S. CITIZENS & LPRs RETURNING TO THE U.S.: For U.S. citizens and LPRs, there is no problem returning to the U.S. as long as you present a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of your flight home. To schedule a PCR while in Iceland, please visit:

NON- U.S. CITIZENS: For non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S., Presidential Proclamation 10143 (PA 10143) remains in effect. PA 10143 restricts travel from EU/Schengen countries, including Iceland. In other words, if a third country national living in the U.S. travels to Iceland, they cannot return to the U.S. Please keep that in mind when making travel plans. National Interest Exceptions (NIE) may be approved for Icelandic citizens only if their travel meets the strict criteria of providing vital support of critical infrastructure sectors or critical infrastructure linked supply chains. See here for more information.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  See this page for more information. 

Please Note: This information is current as of the date posted. It is subject to change by the Government of Iceland. Please visit for more information.