Message for all passengers who have opted for testing at the border

To shorten the period of quarantine you must have completed 2 tests with 5 days interval after arrival in Iceland. You should observe the instructions for quarantine in Iceland until you have confirmation of a negative result from your second screen. If you don‘t receive information within 24 hours of the second test please send an e-mail to and ask for the results. You must stay at your registered location and avoid contact with other people. Please have your phone open and be ready to receive calls or messages on the results of the COVID-19 test. If your second test result is negative, quarantine will be lifted and no additional restrictions will be enforced for the remainder of your stay in Iceland.

If you fall ill during quarantine, you must stay in place and arrange another test at the nearest health care facility. If you are unsure where to call, please contact the on-call service Laeknavaktin at 1700 or +354 544 4113. Common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever ≥ 38,5°C, aches and pains, including headache, dry cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

If your test result is positive, you must go into isolation until further tests have been done. You will receive a phone call from the COVID out-patient ward of the National Hospital (Landspitali) and you will be invited to a consultation and a blood test. This will provide information as to whether you are infectious and need to stay in isolation for a minimum of 14 days or whether you are free to continue your travels, with appropriate caution.

Please make sure that you download the app Rakning C-19, available through The app will assist the authorities in cases of infection if necessary. The app also contains information about the healthcare system in Iceland and important tips for your safety.

Fyrst birt 20.06.2020
Síðast uppfært 16.08.2020

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