FAQ regarding disease control measures at the border
As of April 27, 2021, new regulation is in effect about quarantine and isolation and testing at the Icelandic border due to COVID-19. With regards to inquiries made about quarantine houses and other novelties related to this regulatory change, Icelandic authorities have compiled the main questions and answers to them:
Passengers are provided with necessary information by their airline on departure to Iceland. Upon arrival in Iceland, all passengers must be tested at the border. Following the testing, passengers receive information from border guards about the next steps. Testing at the border is free of charge.
If you have a stopover on your way to Iceland, it only affects the definition of where you are considered coming from if you have stayed there for more than 24 hours.
Yes, but you must list that hotel as your address during your quarantine in Iceland when you fill out the pre-registration form before arrival.
A person who is in a quarantine shall be isolated at the place of stay and if more individuals reside at the same location, they are subject to the same requirements that apply to quarantine, including not go to work, school or shops. The Chief Epidemiologist should also be notified. When pre-registering before arrival, you must register the place of stay where you will quarantine.
Those passengers, whether they are tourists or not, who do not have a place to stay in Iceland or otherwise cannot, or do not want to, go to a home quarantine must undergo quarantine at a quarantine facility. The same applies to individuals with a confirmed COVID-19 infection.
No, those who arrived in Iceland from high-risk areas on the 29th and 30th of May can apply for authorisation to stay in home quarantine during the entire compulsory quarantine period. However, they must be able to demonstrate that their place of stay fulfils the requirements for quarantine. Those who arrived in Iceland from high-risk areas on the 27th or 28th May must finish their quarantine at a quarantine facility.