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Iceland Travel Restrictions

16.2 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
69.98% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 58.07% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Iceland.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Iceland for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Outgoing travel to IcelandTraveling from Canada to Iceland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iceland.

Exceptions

People that have been infected with COVID-19 or have been vaccinated do not have to present a negative PCR test. However, they must undergo testing upon arrival to Iceland.

Travelers who are not vaccinated but were given permission to enter Iceland must present a negative PCR test. Upon arrival, testing will be administered again. Children born in 2005 or later are not required to provide negative PCR test but they will have to be tested upon entry to the country.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Iceland.

Details and exceptions

Fully vaccinated travelers and those that have been infected are required to isolate until a negative result is obtained from the border testing.

All travelers who are not vaccinated but were given permission to enter Iceland must quarantine for five (5) days and will have to be tested again when isolation ends. The second testing is done at health centers around Iceland. Instructions will be given once a result is available.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Iceland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Iceland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Iceland will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Iceland

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Iceland but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 5 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 5 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open with restrictions

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