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

Please be careful until you receive your test results, which should be within 12 hours arriving from Keflavík airport and 24 hours arriving at other borders. If you don´t receive information within 24 hours please send an e-mail to and ask for the results. Stay at home or your registered location and avoid close contact with other people. Wash your hands regularly and avoid public transport. Please have your phone open and be ready to receive calls or messages on the results of the COVID-19 test.

    • If your test result is negative, you should nevertheless be careful for the first 14 days since the results do not guarantee no infection. If you get ill and symptoms indicate COVID-19, you need to stay in place and arrange another test at the next local health care facility. Common symptoms are fever ≥ 38,5°C, aches and pains, dry cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, nausea, possibly vomiting and diarrhoea.
    • If your test result is positive, you have to avoid all contact with others and 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 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.

If you have any concerns about your health, you can dial 1700 or, if calling from a foreign phone number, +354 544 4113.

Fyrst birt 20.06.2020

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