Health Alert – U.S. Citizen Tourists in Iceland Must Return to U.S. Now – Icelandair Flying Only to Boston

Health AlertU.S. Citizen Tourists in Iceland Must Return to U.S. Now – Icelandair Flying Only to Boston    

U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (March 31, 2020)  

Location:  Iceland 

Event:U.S. citizen tourists currently in Iceland are instructed to return to the U.S. as soon as possible. Icelandair is offering flights only to Boston at this timePlease do not wait. Regular service is not expected to resume in the near futurePlease contact the airline for more information. 

U.S. citizens with travel plans to Iceland in March or April must postpone their visits.  Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers from outside the Schengen area are no longer granted access into the country.  

All travelers entering Iceland, including Icelandic citizens and residents, must self-quarantine for 14 days.   

On March 27, 2020, the Minister of Health for Iceland announced there were 890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iceland. 

On March 6, 2020, the National Police Commissioner raised Iceland’s Civil Protection Emergency level to Emergency/Distress.  The Alert is available on the website 

As of March 23, the consular section at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik has suspended all routine visa and passport appointments.  The Consular Section is open on an ad hoc basis for emergency appointments only on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Email to request an emergency appointment.   

 Actions to Take 


  • U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland: +354-595-2200, +354-595-2248 (after hours) 
  • State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444