COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information – ICELAND

Last updated:   06/10/2022


Friday, February 25, 2022:  All rules regarding limitations on social gatherings and school operations, as well as the quarantine requirement for those infected by COVID-19, are removed as of Friday 25 February. Additionally, no COVID prevention measures will be in place at the border, regardless of whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated. For more information: 

On Sunday June 12th 2022, travelers will no longer be required to take a COVID-19 test before their flights.

All travelers to the US will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID test taken within a day before departure, regardless of vaccine status.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

ATTN:  U.S. Citizens Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Prior to Departure from Iceland
(March 2022)

  • Once positive, you will need to obtain a health certificate from Icelandic authorities in order to fly.  Here are the steps you take in order to obtain a health certificate.
    • First, you must quarantine for 5 days, with the first day being the day after the first positive test.
    • After 5 days or when all symptoms are gone, please call 513-1700.  The person who answers will walk you  through how to obtain a health certificate (steps below.)
  • Go to this website:
    • Click on the chat icon at the bottom right of the screen (image of people.)
    • Enter your full name and email address.  Note:  You may change the language at the botton.
    • When prompted, choose COVID-19 and then ISOLATION as topic areas.  A chat box will open and ask what help you need.
    • Type in that you need a health certificate for flying back to the US.
    • The chat will confirm your positive status, the date of the first positive test and that you have quarantined for 5 days.
    • At the end of the process, they will email a health certificate to you to present to the airline.

The U.S. Embassy cannot provide a Completion Certificate.

Travel to and within Iceland
COVID-19 Testing
  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Iceland? On a limited basis.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes but there have been delays.
  • For information about where and how U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in Iceland, please click here:
  • PCR tests that are not conducted upon request are at the citizen’s expense and average 7000ISK or $54.
  • Antigen rapid tests are provided by private companies and the price varies between them.
  • Test results are provided via text message or via e-mail.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
Entry and Exit Requirements
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
  • Contact the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists
Movement Restrictions
  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
Quarantine Information
  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
Transportation Options
  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)
  • Fines may be imposed for violations of infection prevention measures. Click here for information on penalties for offenses related to gathering restrictions, distance limit restrictions, quarantine and isolation.
Consular Operations
  • What ACS services are being offered? Limited appointments are available for full-validity passports, emergency passports, and CRBAs.
  • What visa services are being offered? Limited appointments are available.


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