COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information – ICELAND

Last updated:   06/10/2022

TRAVEL TO ICELAND   

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: https://www.government.is/news/article/2022/02/23/COVID-19-Lifting-of-all-domestic-restrictions-and-restrictions-at-the-border/?fbclid=IwAR0yhzMi47StnFL92R-EaGT2LFWV3NJ_M3iH0dD-RpWZUUyMNaKDCfRPvJQ 

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. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

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:  https://www.heilsuvera.is/
    • 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:  https://www.covid.is/need-assistance.
  • 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.
  • https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/visiting-iceland
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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