Iceland: Border Measures Remain Unchanged Until February 2022 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Current border measures will remain in place until 20 Feb. 2022 
  • The vaccination certificate validity period will be reduced from 12 months to nine months  


The government of Iceland announced that the country’s current border measures will remain in place until 20 Feb. 2022. Currently, all fully vaccinated travelers and those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months are permitted to enter the country. These travelers must present the following documents:  

All arriving travelers who do not have one of the above-mentioned certificates will be required to adhere to testing and quarantine requirements. Travel restrictions have also been placed on some nationalities. For an online guide for entrance, including information on testing and quarantine requirements, click here.  

The government of Iceland will also shorten the validity period of accepted vaccination certificates to nine months.  

What are the Changes? 

Effective 15 Jan. 2022, the government of Iceland shortened the accepted period of validity for a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to nine months. This decision was made in accordance with the European Commission decision to shorten the vaccination certificate validity period throughout the European Union.  

Looking Ahead  

The government of Iceland plans to propose new border entrance measures no later than 20 Feb. 2022. Continue to check the government of Iceland’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.