COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 ICELAND

April 3, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

    • Iceland has 1,364 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

    • According to the Directorate of Health for Iceland, no entry screenings are recommended at this time but information on how to approach the health care system in Iceland for illness relating to the outbreak is well advertised in various ways.
    • Incoming passengers are sent a text urging them to contact a doctor if they have visited China, Iran, Italy, The Alps, or South Korea and are showing flu symptoms. 
    • Iceland Customs are not asking travelers if they have been in China and border police officials are not checking entry stamps on flights arriving from inside of Schengen.
    • Coast Guard authorities send text messages to all passengers arriving on cruise ships. Iceland Customs and Coast Guard review the crew and passenger lists, which contain health information.

Quarantine Information:

  • Foreign travelers to Iceland are currently not being screened upon arrival (unless they are arriving from China, Iran, Italy, The Alps, or South Korea) and they are not directed to stay in quarantine.
  • Residents who recently traveled to China, Italy, South Korea, Iran or the Alps as well as those who believe they have been exposed to the virus are also asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and contact local hospitals for help if they experience symptoms.
  • There is a small quarantine facility at the National University Hospital (Landspitali)for residents.
  • The Directorate of Health has commissioned a hotel for use as temporary quarantine facility for tourists.

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