On-site Update 12 February 2022: the general restriction on numbers will be 200 persons (indoors). Masks will be required when the 1m social distancing rule can not be observed. Restaurants, including bars and nightclubs, will be allowed to let guests in until midnight, but guests must have left the establishment by 1 am.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, non-essential travel by British citizens from the UK/other non-EU/EEA country to Iceland is only permitted if you:

- are resident in Iceland, or
- can adequately demonstrate you have either been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or previously recovered from COVID-19 infection.

Iceland will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.

Since July 26, 2021, travellers, who have been vaccinated and can provide official vaccination documents, also have to present a negative PCR test or antigen test upon entering the country. The same applies to travellers, who have recovered from a prior infection.

The vaccination certificate is valid when 14 days have passed from the second dose (or 14 days from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson dose). Furthermore, the testing of children born after 2005 will stop.

Certificates of vaccination with vaccines already approved by the European Medicines Agency will be accepted. For more details please visit www.covid.is or gov.uk.

Regardless of valid proof of vaccination or recovery, all travelers who have been in a high-risk area for more than 24 hours in the last 14 days (e.g. South Africa, Botswana, etc.) have to do a PCR test upon entry and go into quarantine. After 5 days, a new PCR test is necessary, which ends the quarantine, if the result is negative.

The rules for travelling or working in European countries changed on 1 January 2021:

You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.

If you are travelling to Iceland (and other Schengen countries) without a visa, make sure your whole visit is within the 90-day limit. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days.

For more information please visit gov.uk