The requirement for testing and quarantine after travel:
Current rules require all travelers arriving in Iceland from risk areas for COVID-19 to undergo testing for COVID-19 at the border. Currently, all countries and territories are defined as risk areas. All arriving travelers need to pre-register at covid.is . From 12 January 2021 children born 2005 and later need to quarantine with their parent/guardian but are exempt from screening. Children born 2005 and later traveling alone need to undergo testing after 5 days of quantine after arrival. See details at covid.is .
Certificates accepted at the border for exemption of testing:
- Confirmation of previous COVID-19 infection:
See requirements here .
- Certificates of vaccination against COVID-19:
Certificate of vaccination from the EEA/EFTA-area if they fulfill the requirements as set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist. Those requirements are listed in this document.
Certificates from the World Health Organization (WHO) will also be accepted once WHO has authorized their use for COVID-19 vaccinations and set criteria for which vaccines can be listed in their certificate. Presently, COVID-19 vaccinations registered in the International Certificate of Vaccination (the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card) cannot be accepted as such registration is not done according to WHO instructions.
Certificates may be in paper or electronic format. Border control will evaluate whether a certificate is valid and will consult a representative of the Chief Epidemiologist (health care worker) as needed. The final decision of whether a certificate is valid is at the discretion of the Chief Epidemiologist. If a passenger presents a document that is deemed invalid, i.e. if any of the necessary requirements are missing, the passenger must, as other arrival passengers, undergo double testing with quarantine in between.
A vaccine certificate is required to include the following:
- Be in the Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, or French language.
- First name and last name (as in travel documents).
- Date of birth.
- Passport number (or travel document number).
- Name of disease vaccinated against (COVID-19)
- When vaccinations were performed (dates)
- Vaccination must be complete; see below the required doses for full vaccination for each vaccine.
- Information on the issuer of the certificate (supervising clinician/administering center), with signature of the International Certificate of Vaccination.
- The vaccine administered – only vaccinations with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are valid.
- Manufacturer and batch/lot no. of the vaccine.
Vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency: (Name of vaccine, authorization holder/manufacturer; number and interval between doses for vaccination to be complete)
- Comirnaty; Pfizer-BioNTech; 2 doses with 19 – 42 days apart
- COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna; Moderna Biotech Spain; 2 doses at least 28 days apart
Please note that although these certificates are accepted at the Icelandic border for exemption of testing and quarantine on arrival that does not necessarily apply in general in other countries/territories.
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