Media coverage in recent days might be understood as implying that passengers coming to Iceland were not under obligation to present a negative result of a Covid-test upon arrival. In order to prevent any misunderstanding it is reiterated that passengers on their way to Iceland which have recently been infected with COVID-19 and can therefore present a positive result from a PCR test which is older than 14 days and more recent than 180 days old, are exempted from the duty to present a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test. This is the only exception from the duty to present a negative Covid-test upon arrival to Iceland.
Those who get a positive result from a COVID-19 test on their way to Iceland will have to undergo quarantine where they are. Upon completing the quarantine they can travel to Iceland with a positive test, older than 14 days or more recent than 180 days old. This is done in order to allow citizens to get home to Iceland.
A recent amendment of regulation no. 650/2021 on the responsibilities of air operators to inspect certificates upon boarding does not affect the regulation on border measures due to COVID-19 no. 938/2021 and which certificates (including negative test results) passengers need to carry with them upon arrival to Iceland. Those who are vaccinated will still have to bring a negative PCR-test result / rapid antigen test upon arrival to Iceland.
Further information about the disease prevention measures applicable upon arrival to Iceland can be obtained at Covid.is.