Children born in 2005 and later who travel. Measures at the due to COVID-19

  • All arriving travellers who have stayed for more than 24 hours in a risk area in the last 14 days need to fill out a pre-registration form on covid.is before arrival to Iceland.
  • Children born 2005 and later are exempt from presenting a certficate of a negative PCR-test upon arrival.
  • All children need to undergo one COVID-19 PCR screening test at the border. Testing for children can be from the nasopharynx, throat or mouth.
  • Children are not exempt if they have had previous COVID-19 or are vaccinated.
  • If the parent/guardian goes into quarantine the child quarantines as well but quarantine of the child is lifted with the adult, without a second screening test. If the parent/guardian presents a certificate for exemption of quarantine, the quarantine is lifted when a negative test result is received for the child after arrival.
  • If one member in a household is in quarantine then other household members must choose whether to go elsewhere or stay and go into quarantine themselves. See also special instructions for children in quarantine.
  • Individuals with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 should not attend school or work, but go for testing as soon as possible. Symptom testing can be scheduled at heilsuvera.is or by contacting the primary health care centre (outside daytime hours Læknavaktin at 1700 or +354 544 4113 from a foreign phne).

For more information, see instructions for home quarantine.


Fyrst birt 24.02.2021
Síðast uppfært 30.04.2021

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