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Before traveling to Iceland we highly recommend you go through this official quick-guide on COVID-19 border measures to help you find out what general rules apply for visitors when entering Iceland.



Travel restrictions do not apply to foreign citizens who can provide appropriate proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a prior COVID-19 infection that fulfills requirements set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist. This is in effect as of October 1, 2021.

Travellers without a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of prior COVID-19 infection.

More information:

Official COVID-19 quick guide

Rules at the border

The official website for COVID-19 and Iceland


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.“

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