ICELAND IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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. We highly recommend working with Icelandic Production Service Companies. They have experience working with producers on various projects during the COVID-19 pandemic and know the regulations well.
Travel to and within Iceland
As of March 18 2021, all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. This includes citizens outside the Schengens area, such as the UK and the USA.
Otherwise the same rules apply, where arriving passengers in Iceland must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of their departure to Iceland. In addition, arrivals are required to quarantine for 5-6 days and then take another PCR test. The quarantine is lifted when a negative result (virus not detected) is obtained from the second test.
Those who have state that they have previously had a COVID-19 infection are exempt from quarantine. All those who present a valid for full vaccination with an approved vaccine against COVID-19 are exempt.
For the most current information on border regulations and procedures, please see Iceland's official COVID-19 website.
Applications for a modified quarantine to avoid delay of production
has published guidelines for a modified quarantine for film production, enabling production teams to avoid delays after arriving in Iceland. Applicants must submit a modified quarantine request to the Directorate of Health. It is essential to review all the guidelines and submit all information requested before sending in the application.