Your interest in Iceland and a carefree trip is very important to us. Iceland is one of the safest countries in Europe and has had almost no new infections with the Coronavirus since May.
Moreover, Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe after Greenland, so there is plenty of room to move freely in nature! Basically there is no mask obligation on Iceland. There is a recommendation to keep 2m distance to other people, but this is not a binding regulation.
Update from the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration:
"As of June 15, passengers authorized to travel to Iceland can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to go into quarantine for two weeks, according to a government announcement. At this time, test results from other countries will not be accepted for exemption of quarantine.
- Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form (available soon on www.covid.is) before departure to Iceland.
- Testing will be available at Keflavik airport and in Seydisfjordur (for passengers arriving on the Smyril Line).
- As of 1 July, passengers will be charged ISK 15 000 (approx. GBP 90) for a single test.
- Following the test, passengers can travel onward to their registered address (provided in their pre-registration form).
- Passengers can expect to receive their test results within 24 hours.
- Those who test positive will be offered to undergo further tests to determine whether they have an active infection. In the case of an active infection, the passenger must self-isolate.
- Children born in 2005 and later will be exempt from quarantine and screening requirements."
For more information please visit https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/about-directorate-of-immigration/news.
For travel in July, we will publish more information as soon as possible. We will contact you as soon as we have all the necessary information about your trip!
Furthermore, all tourists are requested to download the official Covid-19 tracing app "Rakning C-19" on their mobile phone, in order to trace all people/areas they have been in contact with, if they catch the virus in Iceland. All data will be deleted before they leave the country again.
If you are looking for advice concerning the situation, please visit the ABTA website and take a look at their Coronavirus advice and Q&A: https://www.abta.com/news/coronavirus-outbreak.
If you have travelled from high-risk areas, and have cold-like symptoms, you should contact the Icelandic Health-line: 1700 (+354 544-4113 for foreign callers.)
For information about travel restrictions, please visit the official COVID-19 website of the Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/tourists.