Welcome to Iceland
Passengers travel at their own risk and are responsible for obtaining all relevant documentation and authorizations before their travel. PLAY does not accept any responsibility for passengers who are denied entry to their destination resulting from an invalid or insufficient documents.
Passengers are responsible for adhering to domestic quarantine & isolation rules at their destination and any fines related to violation of those rules.
Pre-register your travel
All passengers traveling to Iceland are required to fill out a pre-registration form prior to their arrival. This also applies to Icelandic citizens. See all information hereLink opens in a new tab.
This link will take you to the official information page about COVID-19 in Iceland. The Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are responsible for the website.
Please read below regarding different requirements between:
- Travelers that have been infected with COVID-19 or that have a valid vaccination certificate
- Travelers without a vaccination certificate or proof of previous infection
Passengers with vaccination certificate or certificate of previous infection - travelling to Iceland
All vaccinated travelers, as well as those with a confirmed previous infection, must present a valid negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in Iceland. PCR tests as well as rapid antigen tests are accepted. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey.
Vaccination certificate must be at least +14 days old to be considered valid.
Passengers who live in Iceland, or have a network here, and are either fully vaccinated or have a certificate of a previous infection need to get tested as soon as possible after arriving in the country. You can get the test when arriving in Keflavík airport or at a primary health center. Children born in 2015 or later also need to undergo this test.
Please familiarize yourself with the exact requirements hereLink opens in a new tab.
Passengers without a vaccination certificate or proof of previous infection
Present a negative PCR test certificate against COVID-19. Rapid antigen tests are not valid. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before departure on the first leg of the journey.
Travelers must undergo testing upon arrival to Iceland.
Quarantine and second testing: Everybody must quarantine for five days and go for another test at the end of quarantine. Please note that a new day begins at midnight. People may quarantine at home provided that their accommodation meets certain conditions. If not, they need to stay at the government’s quarantine facility during their quarantine. Here is a list of accommodations that accommodate guests in quarantine.
Please familiarize yourself with the exact requirements here.Link opens in a new tab
*Note that this text refers to PLAY flights to Iceland. Local border requirements are followed when travelling from Keflavik to other countries.
Previous infection of COVID-19
Passengers who have been affected with COVID-19 more than 14 days ago but less then 180 days ago and are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test are allowed to present their positive test that is more than 14 days old along with the certificate of previous infection.
Testing and quarantine of children
Children born in 2005 or later do not have to be tested at the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person who is required to be quarantined, the child stays with them and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, so is the child. A child travelling alone does not need to quarantine.
Children under the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt from travel restrictions to Iceland. However, children born in or before 2004 need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and then be tested a second time, unless they have a certificate of fully vaccination.
Rakning C-19 mobile application
We recommend all our passengers to download the "Rakning C-19 app" found in Apple App Store and Google Google Play Store.
It's primarily used to communicate results from testing and assist health authorities with contact tracing if necessary.
Requirements for a valid PCR certificate:
- Certificate must be issued in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, or English.
- First name and last name (as in travel documents).
- Date of birth.
- When test was performed (date).
- Where test was performed (country/city/address).
- Name of laboratory/issuer of the certificate.
- Date of certificate.
- Phone number of laboratory or responsible authority.
- Type of test performed (PCR test or antibody test with ELISA/serologic assay**).
- Result of the test (PCR test positive for SARS-CoV-2 or antibodies present).
Quarantine and isolation rules while in Iceland
You are required to familiarize yourself with the current restrictions and quarantine and isolation rules in Iceland. Quarantine and containment zones can be found hereLink opens in a new tab.
Please click hereLink opens in a new tab to view the isolation rules in Iceland and click hereLink opens in a new tab to see the quarantine rules in Iceland. This link will take you to the official information page about COVID-19 in Iceland. The Directorate of Health and The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are responsible for the website.
Additional information about current home-based quarantine rules in Iceland can be found hereLink opens in a new tab. This link will take you to the official website for the Directorate of Health.
The do's and dont's while quarantining
This information is taken from the official COVID-19 website in Iceland.
You are allowed to
Go for a short walk close by your place of quarantine
Use the flybus from the airport
Drive a private car from the airport
Take a taxi from the airport
Go to the doctor, but call first
You are not allowed to
Go to touristic places or go sightseeing
Go to the site of the volcanic eruption
Be in crowded places
Use the bus, domestic flights or public transportation
Go for a drive
Go shopping or to a restaurant
Stay in a mobile home
Stay in a hostel
Border screening & quarantine exemptions
Click hereLink opens in a new tab to view the exemptions from border screening & quarantine.
How do I book a COVID-19 test in Iceland?
If you have an Icelandic social security number you can book your COVID-19 test via www.heilsuvera.is
If you do not have an Icelandic social security number you can book your COVID-19 test via the C-rakning app.
Further information can be found hereLink opens in a new tab.