Revised Entry Requirements for Iceland (August 17th, 2020)

August 17, 2020 - 3 minutes read

Iceland is Open!

Revised Entry Requirements for Iceland
  • UPDATED: Entry requirements for Iceland effective August 19, 2020
  • Reminder: Travel Policies including Icelandair Peace of Mind policy

Dear valued partner,

In response to recent increased COVID-19 infections in Iceland and neighboring countries, the Icelandic government has announced a new, temporary measure for entry to Iceland.

Entry Requirements for Iceland

Beginning August 19, 2020, the following requirements apply to all passengers arriving in Iceland:

  • TESTING: Two COVID tests. The first test, for a fee of ISK 9.000 (roughly USD $67), is administered at the border on arrival at Keflavík Airport. The second test is provided at no fee to the passenger by the primary healthcare service 4-6 days later. Fees are current as of the publication date of this newsletter and are the responsibility of the passenger.
  • QUARANTINE: Passengers must enter and remain in quarantine during the time between tests.

For further details and information on requirements to visit Iceland, please review official guidelines instructions from Iceland’s Directorate of Health. Additional information on visiting Iceland during COVID can be found online from the Icelandic government.

Transit passengers: Travelers whose final destination is NOT Iceland are exempt from these requirements.

Travel Policies

Peace of Mind Policy – Book now, change later

All reservations booked and ticketed prior to December 31, 2020 can be changed without a fee provided that new travel dates are completed by December 31, 2021. In addition, destination changes are allowed. Check out the Icelandair Peace of Mind Policy for further details.

Reservation Cancellations
Reservations booked with travel commencing through December 31, 2020:
  • Passengers may voluntarily postpone their trip, regardless of reason, and use the full value of the ticket (including fare, taxes and ancillary services) for future travel
  • Applies to all customers ticketed on Icelandair ticket stock (108), in all classes of service, including interline reservations, whether their originally scheduled flight is still operating or not
  • Applies only to un-flown flight segments
  • Cancel the client’s booking
  • Enter into PNR as RM or OSI: COVID19
When your clients are ready to re-book:
  • Please ensure to re-book/reissue within the original ticket validity, which is one year from original date of issue
  • Re-routing, including a change in destination, is permitted
  • No restriction on new travel dates into 2021
  • Enter into the endorsement box of the new ticket: WAIVEFICOVID19
  • The ticket may only be reissued once using the waiver code
  • Please note this waiver code waives all change fees, but any applicable fare difference must be collected at the time of reissue
  • The above guidelines are subject to change on short notice

We thank you for your continued support and valued efforts for our mutual customers as we work through this crisis together.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Icelandair Key Account Manager.