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You May Be Qualified To Visit Iceland Without Testing

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Iceland opens its borders to Americans

From April 6, 2021, all travelers – regardless of origin – are welcome to visit Iceland if they can show either:

  • Certificate of full vaccination against COVID. Read what certificates are accepted on the official Directorate of Health page.

  • Certificate of previous COVID infection. Read what certificates are accepted on the official Directorate of Health page.

If you hold an appropriate certificate, you do not need to have a PCR test to board your flight to Iceland.

Significant restrictions on non-essential travel from outside the EU/EEA area will remain in place for those who do not provide sufficient proof of vaccination or prior infection.

From May 1, Icelandic border controls will depend on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control color coding.

The 'traffic light' approach will be applied, with different requirements for arriving passengers from countries categorized as green, orange or red.

Passengers from low-risk countries will be exempt from quarantine and a second screening if they can provide proof of a negative PCR test prior to departure.

For arrivals from countries coded as red, the current arrangements will remain in place (2 tests upon arrival, with 5-6 days of quarantine between tests).

Passengers from orange and green countries will be allowed into Iceland with a negative COVID test performed before departure, and a single test upon arrival at the Icelandic border, with no quarantine or second test to follow.

Recovered COVID patients and the vaccinated will remain exempt from testing.

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