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COVID-19 information


Update  on February 24th, 2021

New border measures will come into force on February 19 which requires all arriving passengers in Iceland to present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland. This is in addition to the current system of double screening, that also requires all arriving passengers to submit to a PCR test upon arrival, followed by a 5-day quarantine and a second PCR test. Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to provide a PCR-test prior to boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The same applies to those who can provide proof of prior infection.As of August 19th, 2020, all travellers to Iceland that enter the country are obligated to go into quarantine, regardless of duration of the intended stay in Iceland orpurpose of the visit. Travellers can choose between a 14-day quarantine or a double testing procedure along with a quarantine for 5-6 days.

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Restrictions in effect  in Iceland include:

- Gathering limit set at 50 individuals. Children born before 2005 and younger are not included.
- The 2-meter social distancing rule and the requirement of a facemask when a 2-meter distance is not possible applies to all born before 2005.
-  Continued emphasis on personal hygienic measures and individual responsibility.

Icelandair Hotels enforce the new restrictions on all open hotels and restaurants.

The following hotels are open:

  • Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
  • Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
  • Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
  • Icelandair Hotel Hérað: Is open Mondays, from noon , to Fridays at noon. 
  • Icelandair Hotel Hamar: Limited operations

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina, Reykjavík Konsúlat Hotel, Canopy Reykjavik City Centre, Alda Hotel Reykjavik, Icelandair Hotel Flúðir and Icelandair Hotel Mývatn are temporarily closed.

As always, the safety and security of our guests and team members remain our highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure the guest‘s safety as the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.

We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures developed in consultation with global and local public health authorities (including the WHO and CDC) to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous.

Read more on measures taken by Icelandair Hotels:

Rest Easy


From October 1st, 2020, wearing a face mask is required when visiting our restaurants. This applies to all team members on duty and our guests attending a breakfast- or lunch/brunch buffet. Our goal is to do our utmost to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus within our premises. Guests are welcome to bring their own face mask or receive one from our team upon arrival.
We will continue doing our best to provide our guests and team members with the safest environment possible. The only visitor that is not welcome to our hotels is the Coronavirus. All others, we give a warm welcome to a scrumptious dining experience.