Announcement regarding requirement that everyone arriving into Iceland will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days due to COVID-19


Governmental measures aiming to prevent the coronavirus causing COVID-19 from being carried by travellers to Iceland. Please note that there will be strict conditions for travelling to the country from April 24 through May 15, 2020.

• All passengers travelling to Iceland, from a location defined as high-risk by the Chief Epidemiologist, will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The Chief Epidemiologist shall regularly revalue which countries and areas are defined as high-risk, having taken into consideration information from international organisations such as WHO and ECDC.

• Travellers will be required to quarantine at designated places (home or other accommodation) and they are responsible for their own expenses during the quarantine, including housing and living expenses, as they have travelled to the country voluntarily despite the government’s quarantine requirements.

• Airline passengers are required to complete the Passenger Locator form (PLF for aircrafts) before arrival.

• Passengers on cruise ships and ferries are required to complete the Passenger/crew locator form (PLF for ships).

• Aircraft and ship operators are responsible for all passengers to complete the appropriate form prior to arrival.

• A completed PLF must be presented to law enforcement authorities at border points for review upon arrival. Travellers will simultaneously be informed about the quarantine requirements.

• Law enforcement authorities at border points register the information in the database of the contact-tracing team of the Civil Protection and Emergency Management.

• Border control at the internal borders will be introduced according to the decision of the Ministry of Justice.

• It must be ensured that quarantine requirements have been presented securely to travellers that have already booked tickets to Iceland. The requirements should also be available for all travellers booking tickets to Iceland, including on booking sites, from the day the quarantine requirements enter into force.