Travel Safely in Iceland
Safetravel is an accident prevention project of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue aimed at providing travelers with education and resources for safe travel in Iceland. The project was founded in 2010 and has since grown to include a variety of features including information screens, travel plan submissions, personal locator beacon rentals, and a one-stop, up-to-date travel conditions interface.
Safety alerts are updated daily on the website in English, Icelandic, French, German and Chinese. Travelers can speak directly with a Safetravel safety agent in Reykjavík at Laugavegur 54, via Chat on our website, and on Skype, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (9:00-17:00). We’re closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Temporary introduction of stricter border measures
April 23, 2021
The Government of Iceland has announced temporary border measures to counter the domestic spread of COVID-19. These measures aim to create conditions to allow lifting domestic restrictions as much as possible. The vaccination programme in Iceland is continuing at pace, and as more people become vaccinated, conditions for easing restrictions will become more favourable, both within society and at the border.
The Minister of Health will submit a bill to the Althingi Parliament to amend the current legislation to give a legal basis to the measures announced today.
Stay in a quarantine facility: The authorities can decide that from April 22 to May 31, passengers arriving from countries where the 14-day infection rate exceeds 1,000 cases per 100,000 population need to stay in a quarantine facility.