Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 - General info


The response of Icelandic authorities will be aimed at preventing the spread of the virus within the country. The public and tourists in Iceland who think they have been infected with the virus are encouraged to call tlf. 1700 from an Icelandic phone number or +354 544 4113 from a foreign phone for more information and how to approach the healthcare system. See:

Rules and guidelines for passengers arriving in Iceland:

As of 31 July, all passengers arriving in Iceland (except children born 2005 and later) from high-risk areas who intend to stay in Iceland for 10 days or more have to undergo two PCR-tests. The 1st is at the border on arrival and the 2nd by the primary health care service 4-6 days later. In between the two tests special precautions need to be taken. The 2nd test is free of charge and testing is available at health care services all over the country (see locations under the title The second test).

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has published a video summarizing these rules and guidelines.

For information available in multiple languages see

More info:

List of accommodation (hotels, guesthouses, hostels ect.) that welcome guests on their way to quarantine (9 June)

Announcement for print out (Icelandic, English and Chinese)

General information in English

General Information in Chinese

Information for travel and tourism related agencies

Guidelines for frontline service staff

Zakażenie nowym koronawirusem 2019-nCoV. Wytyczne dla personelu pracującego bezpośrednio z klientami

Documento guía para personal de servicios de primera línea. Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Guidelines for coaches/busses

Guidelines for restaurants and accommodation

Guidelines for camping grounds, caravan parks, mountain huts, small guesthouses, organized tours outdoor recreation

Recommendations for restaurants and accommodation that offer buffet services

Receiving guests during COVID-19 - Accommodation

Further information