Certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 accepted at the border

Requirement for testing and quarantine after travel:
Current rules require all travellers arriving in Iceland from risk areas for COVID-19 to undergo testing for COVID-19 at the border. Currently, all countries and territories are defined as risk areas. All arriving travellers need to pre-register at covid.is. From 12 January 2021 children born 2005 and later need to quarantine with their parent/guardian but are exempt from screening. Children born 2005 and later travelling alone, or if parent/guardian has an exemption, need to undergo testing after 5 days of quarantine after arrival. See details at covid.is.

Certificates accepted at the border for exemption of testing:

  1. Confirmation of previous COVID-19 infection:
    See requirements here.
  2. Certificates of vaccination against COVID-19 if they fulfil the requirements set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist. These requirements are stated later in this document.

    • Certificates of vaccination from the EEA/EFTA-area with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency, that are listed here (this list is updated as needed):

1. Comirnaty; Pfizer-BioNTech
2. COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
3. COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

    • Certificates from the the World Health Organization (WHO) (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) is also accepted for vaccines the WHO has validated. Certificate valid regardless of where vaccination took place. The following is a list of vaccines validated by the WHO (this list is updated as needed):

1. Comirnaty; Pfizer/BioNTech
2. COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
3. Covidshield COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Certificates may be in paper or electronic format. Border control will evaluate whether a certificate is valid and will consult a representative of the Chief Epidemiologist (health care worker) as needed. The final decision of whether a certificate is valid is at the discretion of the Chief Epidemiologist. If a passenger presents a document that is deemed invalid, i.e. if any of the necessary requirements are missing, the passenger must, as other arrival passengers, undergo double testing with quarantine in between.

A vaccine certificate is required to include the following:

  • Be in the Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or French. A document in another language can be valid if accompanied by a certified stamped translation in one of the languages required.
  • First name and last name (as in travel documents).
  • Date of birth.
  • Nationality.
  • Passport number (or travel document number).
  • Name of disease vaccinated against (COVID-19)
  • When vaccinations were performed (dates)
      • Vaccination must be complete; see below the required doses for full vaccination for each vaccine.
  • Information on issuer of the certificate (supervising clinician/administering centre), with signature if the International Certificate of Vaccination.
  • Vaccine administered.
  • Manufacturer and batch/lot no. of vaccine.

Details regarding vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency: (Name of vaccine, authorization holder/manufacturer; number and interval between doses for vaccination to be complete)

  • Comirnaty; Pfizer-BioNTech; 2 doses at least with 19–42 days apart
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna; Moderna Biotech Spain; 2 doses at least 28 days apart
  • COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca; 2 doses at least with 4–12 weeks apart.

Please note that although these certificates are accepted at the Icelandic border for exemption of testing and quarantine on arrival that does not necessarily apply in general in other countries/territories.

Fyrst birt 14.01.2021
Síðast uppfært 23.02.2021

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