A requirement for a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in Iceland - from 27 July

All arrival passengers to Iceland who have stayed more than 24 hours in a defined risk area for COVID-19 in the last 14 days need to present a certificate of a negative test for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 before boarding a plane or ship on the way to Iceland and also upon arrival according to Icelandic Regulations.

The Chief Epidemiologist´s requirements for certificates of a negative COVID-19 test

  • Travellers who present a certificate of full vaccination or previous infection
      • A negative PCR- or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 is required.
      • If a negative test is not presented upon arrival the traveller is required to undergo a PCR-test at the border in Iceland and follow rules of quarantine until results are received.
  • Travellers who do not present a certificate of full vaccination or previous infection
      • A negative PCR-test for SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 is required. Antigen tests are not accepted for these travellers, who are required to undergo two PCR-tests after arrival, the first at the border and the second 5 days after the first, with quarantine in between.
      • If a negative test is not presented upon arrival the traveller can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed.
      • Icelandic residents will not be denied entry.
  • A negative test must be presented at departure and again at the border upon arrival.
  • Test has to be performed within 72 hours of departure.
      • If a passenger is arriving with a connecting flight then the 72 hours count from boarding of the first flight.
  • Must be in English or a Nordic language (Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) but not Finnish.
  • A certificate in another language may be valid if a certified stamped translation is included in one of the required languages.
  • First name and last name and date of birth of the individual (equivalent to travel documents).
  • Date when test was performed.
  • Name and telephone number of the laboratory (or enough information so the results can be verified).
  • In the pre-registration it has to be confirmed that a negative test will be presented upon arrival.

 

Exempt from presenting a negative PCR-test are:

  • Children born in 2005 and later.
  • Those who have stayed abroad in a defined risk area for less than 24 hours.
  • Those who have stayed abroad outside of risk areas for the last 14 days.
  • Certain other professions after work trips abroad provided that they have an exemption letter from the Chief Epidemiologist.

Fyrst birt 24.02.2021

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