Travel Update – July 7, 2020


July 7, 2020


  • Iceland has 1873 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths.
  • 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 CDC and State Department Level 4 Travel advisory against all international travel remains in effect. 


  • The U.S. travel ban barring entry to all foreign citizens in EU/Schengen countries remains in effect.
  • The consular section at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik has suspended all routine visa and passport appointments per State Department guidelines.  Routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa services have been suspended until further notice.
  • We are not conducting any visa appointments other than those that are exempt from the travel ban (diplomats, crew, some physicians.)
  • We, and the entire State Department team are taking the issue regarding student visas seriously and are seeking ways to ensure that our aspiring and returning students will receive priority attention once routine visa operations can resume.   The Embassy will publicize any announcement on the resumption of student visa interviews once information is available.  Please continue to check our website for future updates.
  • Email to request an emergency appointment.  

Local Resources:

Iceland COVID-19 Information Page

Government of Iceland News  

Other links:

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

COVID-19 crisis page on

Global Level 4 Health Advisory 

CDC page on COVID-19

Iceland International Travel Country Information Pages