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Iceland Travel Restrictions

120,1 active COVID-19 cases out of 100 000 people
78,48% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 78,29% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Iceland.

Iceland entry details and exceptions

Travelers MUST note that all decisions about entering Iceland are made by border guards.

Travelers entering Iceland must pre-register prior to arrival to the country.

Upon arrival at the border, they must present a certificate of full vaccination or a certificate showing that they recovered from COVID-19. Otherwise, they will need to undergo a 5-day quarantine wherein they will be tested twice. The tests will be administered in a 5-day interval.

Travelers are also required to download the Rakning C-19 app.

Further details about entry to Iceland can be found here and on this site


Outgoing travel to IcelandTravelling from South Africa to Iceland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iceland.

Details and exceptions

All travelers who are 16 years of age and above are required to undergo border testing unless they present a certificate of full vaccination.

Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from border testing and from presenting a negative PCR test.

Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH.), (Vaxzevria – AstraZeneca), AstraZeneca/SK Bio, SK Bioscience CO. Ltd, Vaccine AstraZeneca (Covishield™), Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., Janssen (Cilag International NV.), Spikevax; mRNA (1273, Moderna Biotech), Vero Cell (Sinopharm/Beijing Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd.) and Sinovac-CoronaVac (Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd.) are the vaccines accepted in Iceland. The vaccination certificate must be in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or French. Documents from other language are valid provided that there is a translation.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Iceland.

Details and exceptions

Fully vaccinated individuals (vaccine must have reached 14 days after the second dose or 14 days after the dose of Janssen vaccination) are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Iceland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Iceland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative PCR test result obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Iceland are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unable to present a negative PCR test result must be tested on arrival at their own cost and must quarantine for 10 days in case the PCR test result is positive.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Iceland

Masks:Not required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Most visitors from South Africa can enter Iceland but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travellers from from South Africa are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Not required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Open

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