As of 27 July, all vaccinated persons and those that can present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland. This decision by the Minister of Health is based on recommendations from the Chief Epidemiologist, according to Icelandic Tourist Board.

Iceland´s new coronavirus measures are explained in detail in an article published by Iceland Monitor, July 24th.

Following domestic restrictions are now in Iceland:

  •  200-person gathering limit
  • General one-metre distancing rule between individuals who do not have a close relationship (children born in 2016 or later are also exempt from that rule)
  • Stores cannot allow more than 200 customers to enter at any time.
  • Bars and nightclub closed and emptied by midnight
  • Swimming pools and gyms will remain open but may not operate above 75% capacity.
  • Museums are also capped at 75% of maximum capacity, and sporting events will be allowed provided that the number of participants not exceed 100. 


More information about travelling to Iceland can be found at the homepage,