Current travel advisories for Iceland

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Iceland.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 5

Iceland is a country in Europe (Northern Europe) with around 1 million citizens and a land mass of 103,000 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 6,519 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 29 reported deaths associated with the disease in Iceland.


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0


Finnish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Island är ett tryggt resmål. Naturen och de ombytliga väderförhållandena förutsätter uppmärksamhet.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

US American government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Iceland due to COVID-19 related restrictions. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Iceland due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Iceland. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Iceland. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4


Canadian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Island pga. betydelige indrejserestriktioner over for rejsende fra Danmark.  Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Vær dog opmærksom på indrejserestriktionerne.  Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Læs om smittesituationen på Island på Hvis du tager ophold i din egen ødegård eller egen lignende afsidesliggende fritidsbolig, og følger sundhedsmyndighederne anbefalinger, kan du rejse til regioner i Island, hvortil vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser pga. høje smittetal. Vær dog opmærksom på indrejserestriktionerne. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i Reykjavík, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19 test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Australian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iceland's borders are open to travellers from the UK, EU/EEA and Schengen states, as well as certain approved countries. All travellers to Iceland must either quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or have two COVID-19 tests, separated by five days of quarantine until the results of the second test are known. You'll have to pay for these tests. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from both testing and quarantine, as are persons who have been certified by the Icelandic health authorities. Transit passengers who do not leave the terminal facilities are also exempt. All travellers to Iceland must complete a registration form before arrival. Large gatherings are banned and you are required to wear a mask where social distancing is not possible, such as on flights and public transport. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Iceland due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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less than one million
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103,000 km²
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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Iceland.

Is Iceland safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Iceland. With a risk index of 3.8 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Iceland?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Iceland.

What countries does Iceland share land borders with?

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!