Event: On July 1, 2020, Iceland eased its travel ban to allow entry for citizens of some countries, but the U.S. is not included. U.S citizens are not able to enter Iceland until further notice. Please see the Government of Iceland announcement here: https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/06/30/Travel-restrictions-for-residents-of-15-countries-to-be-lifted-soon/
- U.S. citizens with travel plans to Iceland in July must postpone their visits.
- Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers from the Unites States are not permitted access into the country until further notice.
- U.S. citizens cannot travel to the U.K. or other third-party countries and transit to Iceland. U.S. citizens who can prove residency in an EU or Schengen country may be able to enter Iceland if they are able to prove residency.
- All travelers entering Iceland, including Icelandic citizens and residents, must self-quarantine for 14 days or submit to a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport.
- Health certificates from foreign countries are NOT accepted.
The consular section at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik has suspended all routine visa and passport appointments. Email ReykjavikConsular@state.gov to request an emergency appointment.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Iceland.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Have a plan to depart from Iceland that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland
+354-595-2248 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444