Travel Update – Traveling to Iceland (June 24, 2020)

Travel Update – Iceland

June 24, 2020


  • U.S. citizens with travel plans to Iceland in June 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 not permitted access into the country. 
  • U.S. citizens may be able to enter Iceland on July 1, 2020, but it has not been confirmed.
  • 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.  Travelers must also download the official government COVID-19 app for purposes of contact tracing. For more information about travel to Iceland, including testing procedures, please visit
  • Health certificates from foreign countries will NOT be 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 from EU/Schengen countries remains in effect.
  • There are some exceptions to the travel ban including spouses of U.S. citizens, crew members, diplomats, etc.  For a full list, please read Presidential Proclamation 9993.
  • 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 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


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