Iceland Entry Requirements

Iceland Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes 2 Yes
Other EU countries no no no
Switzerland no no no
Austria no no no
Germany no no no

ID cards/identity cards

i.a. Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above can enter as tourists with an identity card that must be valid beyond the stay: EU countries and Switzerland.

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa if the traveler is not an EU/EFTA citizen. Passports of EU/EFTA citizens must be valid beyond the stay.

Note on the passport

Iceland is a signatory and user of EU legal acts (Schengen Agreement).

Note on the endorsement in the passport

Important: Persons requiring a visa must carry a passport or another recognized travel document and the Schengen visa with them during their stay in the Schengen area.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for tourist stays of up to 90 days in any 180 day period: (a) EU countries and Switzerland. (b) [2] Turkish nationals who have a residence permit for a Schengen country that is still valid for at least 3 months or a valid residence permit for family members of a national of an EEA member state or Switzerland.

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Different depending on nationality. Schengen visa: Airport transit visa: €80.00 Short stay visa, less than 90 days: €80.00 Children over six and under twelve years of age: €40.00 Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia: €35.00

Visa types and costs

Entry, transit visa.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who fly on from a non-Schengen country with the next connection to another non-Schengen country, do not leave the transit area and have valid documents for the onward journey, do not need a transit visa. In person at the competent consular representation in the applicant’s country of residence (see contact addresses).

Application required

Varies depending on nationality, reason and length of stay. The responsible consular representations provide further information. (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: (a) Travel document (e.g. passport) valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa expiry date and copies of the first four pages of the passport. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years. The passport must contain at least two blank pages. (b) Where applicable, all original documents justifying the purpose (e.g. invitation of private persons or companies, medical certificate and appointment with the attending physician or in a hospital) and the conditions of the planned stay (e.g. hotel reservation).. (c) Documents proving that the foreigner (invited) has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the stay and return journey and any costs for his medical care, if necessary in the form of an obligation to assume the costs. (d) Document proving that the alien is the holder, on an individual or collective basis, of valid travel accident insurance covering the cost of repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical treatment and/or hospital care. In principle, the applicant must take out insurance in the country of residence. If the host takes out insurance for the applicant, they must do so in their own country of residence. The insurance taken out must be valid for the entire territory of the Schengen countries and for the entire duration of the stay. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000. (e) Visa Fee. (f) 2 recent biometric passport photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm). (g) 1 completed application form.

Schengen visas

Before entering the Schengen area, nationals of visa-required countries must apply for a Schengen visa for the country they enter first when transiting through the Schengen area. This is only issued by the competent consular representation of the country in which the person has their permanent residence. For this reason, visas are only issued in individual cases at the Icelandic representations in Germany and Austria.

Processing time

Short-term stay: Between 2 and 10 working days. Long-term stay: Several months.

Legally Required Registration

For stays of more than 3 months, you have to register with the central register of residents and apply for a personal identification number. Inquiries to the consular representations and to the Icelandic Central Registry Office.

Entry with children

Germans: Identity card or machine-readable children’s passport (for children under 12 years of age) or your own passport. Austrians: identity card or own passport. Swiss: identity card or passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors traveling alone should carry a declaration of consent (translated into English) from the legal guardians/parents as well as copies of the passports of the parents/guardians who are not traveling with them. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Entry with pets

The following national regulation applies to dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and small animals from all countries: An import permit is required for each animal. There is a quarantine obligation of up to 4 months. Import permits for short stays are therefore not granted. For more information, contact the Icelandic Veterinary Authority. For dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and Switzerland over 12 weeks old, an EU pet passport (pet pass) is required, which shows that the animal has a valid rabies vaccination, if necessary a valid booster vaccination against rabies, was made.

Iceland Entry Requirements