IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 SCREENING FOR TRAVELLERS
Passengers arriving in Iceland on and after 19 August 2020 may choose either to submit to two screening tests for COVID-19, separated by five days’ quarantine until the results of the second test are known, or else not to undergo border screening but instead to spend 14 days in quarantine after arrival. Children born in or after 2005 are exempt from the screening and quarantine requirements, and the same exemption applies to persons who have been certified by the Icelandic health authorities, following a PCR test, as having previously been infected with COVID-19 and have completed a period of isolation, or if they have been shown by antibody measurements to have recovered from COVID-19. Transit passsengers who do not leave the terminal facilities at the border are not required to undergo screening or quarantine.
The first screening test is upon arrival, after which the passengers must go into quarantine for 5-6 days according to the Instructions for home-based quarantine or the Instructions for quarantine for visitors in Iceland.
The second screening test takes place at health care services and it is possible to undergo screening all over the country. Please note the different opening hours. Quarantine is released when a negative result is obtained from the second screening test. A positive result always leads to isolation and the Instructions for persons under home-based isolation must be followed. Further information on www.covid.is
Location information: https://ja.is/kort/?d=hashid%3AGP3qp&x=714430&y=537194&type=map&nz=15.16
The Health Directorate of East Iceland
Health Centers and District Hospital
In case of emergency, call 112.