Coronavirus and FAQs at (KEF) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Keflavík airport (KEF)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Iceland

International travel to Iceland is allowed. You need to meet the requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Open with conditions

If a country outside of Europe (or countries in which the European Union has opened borders) has been visited or transited for more than 24 hours in the previous 14 days, travelers will need an `` essential reason '' to enter. This does not apply to residents of Iceland. The list of third countries that are allowed to enter can be found HERE

Vaccinated travelers, or those who have recovered in the past 180 days, can travel for any reason, including tourism. You can find a complete list of exemptions HERE

Exemptions are revoked if another country that is considered high risk has been visited or traveled for more than 24 hours in the previous 14 days. Travelers will not be allowed to enter. There are exemptions for citizens and residents who must be quarantined upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status. The list of high risk countries can be found HERE

Vaccinations and travel rules for vaccinated people

Those presenting a valid international vaccination certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, using an approved vaccine, are exempt from the tests on arrival and quarantine requirements. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, taken within 72 hours of departure. Vaccinated residents can also book a test within 48 hours of arrival by contacting a primary health care center or booking an appointment at All vaccinations approved by the European Medicines Agency or the World Health Organization. . Full details on accepted vaccinations and required documentation can be foundHERE

EU COVID digital certificate

Travelers can provide their EU digital certificate on paper or digitally as proof of vaccination, negative test result or prior recovery. Health documents provided in this way will not require additional verification on arrival. Full details on the EU digital certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found HERE -european-vaccines / eu-digital-covid-certificate_en

Quarantine is in effect upon arrival

A COVID-19 test will be administered on arrival, travelers must be quarantined for 5 days and will be retested at the end of this period. If the chosen accommodation does not meet certain conditions, the travelers will be quarantined in a designated facility. More information can be found HERE Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. Travelers and can provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 14 days prior to departure and no more than 180 days prior to departure.

It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided upon departure. This certificate must be in Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English. Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from the testing requirements and can provide proof of a positive PCR test, taken at least 14 days prior to departure and no more than 180 days, upon departure.

Additional documents required

A pre-registration form must be completed prior to departure and travelers are advised to download the 'Rakning C-19' mobile app.

For more details on the SITE of the Directorate of Health and Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management



Check who can travel to Iceland at any time due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Special attention should be paid to the unnecessary travel ban from high risk countries .

Pre-register electronically prior to departure. Pre-registration does not constitute a travel authorization. The pre-registration control is located in the baggage claim area at Keflavík airport.

Send a certificate of a negative PCR test for Covid-19 upon arrival. Certificate verification takes place in the arrivals hall of Keflavík airport.

The sandbox is outside the terminal.

You can find more information about the current quarantine rules and the rules on not picking up passengers established by the Icelandic authorities at

PCR testing for Covid-19 is not performed upon departure from Keflavik airport. PCR tests on departure must be obtained in advance from health centers. For more information on how to travel from Iceland, see

Passengers in Transit

Connecting passengers who do not go beyond the respective border point do not have to be quarantined or tested.

Connecting passengers staying less than 48 hours in Iceland must be quarantined.

Making CLICK HERE you can see a list of accommodations that allow quarantined guests.


Latest updates: January 24, 2022


World situation. General considerations
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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