Icelandic authorities have introduced measures to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on film production in Iceland. These range from available exemptions from temporary travel restrictions to modified quarantine procedures ensuring that film crews from abroad can start work from day one in Iceland. Please see a short overview of the measures below, with relevant links for further information.


Applications for a modified quarantine to avoid delay of production

The Directorate of Health has published guidelines for a modified quarantine for film production, enabling production teams to avoid delays after arriving in Iceland.  A request for the modified quarantine must be submitted to the Directorate of Health. It is important to review all the guidelines and submit all information requested before sending in the application. We at Icey Productions will assist you with that process.

Ensuring a safe working environment

A few words from the Film Commissioner Einar Hansen Tomasson:

Icelandic authorities are keen to maintain the progress made so far in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and making Iceland a safe place and stimulate economic growth at the same time. Testing and tracking measures for travelers will be frequently reviewed to ensure that the pandemic remains under control in Iceland.

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation Mrs.  Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir stated the following: „Iceland has become an increasingly popular location for international film-crews. We continue to encourage this trend with incentives because we value the experience and knowledge gained by our local crews and the economic impact for local communities and for the country as a whole. I am happy that in spite of COVID-19 we have managed, in cooperation with our health authorities, to provide a rare opportunity for international film-crews to continue work, while of course respecting all the precautions and measures we have put in place in order to make this possible.“