Updated Border Restrictions for the Nordic Region

Wondering if it is possible to travel to Iceland at the moment? Here is the latest news for border requirements for Iceland and the Nordic region (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Greenland) and the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Before you travel, you should check the details of your travel insurance with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that you are covered in the case of Covid-19 related delays or cancellations. We recommend that you purchase a 'cancel for any reason' (CFAR) travel insurance policy.

You should also check the travel advice and restrictions in place in your country of origin as well as your transit destination.

Our travel documents will let you know the best place to get your departure covid test. These are now easy to access and affordable in our region.

Country Specific Travel Related Restrictions

UPDATED 21 JUNE 2022

Iceland

From Friday, February 25, there are no longer any COVID-related border restrictions for travel to Iceland. All visitors are welcome, with no requirement for a PCR test to board aircraft, or testing or quarantine upon arrival. There is no longer a requirement to present a certificate of vaccination or of prior COVID-19 infection.

See the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Iceland here.

Travellers who must show a negative COVID-19 test when returning FROM Iceland will NOT be allowed onto a return flight from Iceland without presenting negative test results. From the 1st of April onward, Covid rapid tests in Iceland cost ISK 6.980 (about EUR 50).

Finland

Having a COVID-19 certificate is the best way to make travel easy and effortless. If you have a certificate of a full vaccination series* or of having recovered from COVID-19, you do not need to get tested at the border.

A certificate of a completed and approved COVID-19 vaccine course before entry means you can arrive in Finland from all countries. A certificate of a full series of vaccinations is valid for 9 months. After this, a booster shot is required. After the booster shot, the certificate is valid until further notice.

You can present a certificate of having received the full COVID-19 vaccines 7 days prior to arriving in Finland. Or a recovery certificate verifying recovery from the COVID-19 within the last 6 months and one approved COVID-19 Vaccine. Or an EU Digital COVID Certificate for a COVID-19 disease had less than six months ago.

However, due to frequent changes in Finland's policies, please check Visit Finland's latest advice regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Finland.

Also, if you are travelling to Finland, the FINENTRY site provides travellers with information and instructions on self-quarantine and coronavirus testing (including a link to make a booking for a test).

Faroe Islands

Lifted all COVID-19 restrictions as of 28th February 2022.

See the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to the Faroe Islands.

Norway

Everyone who has a valid visitor’s visa, or who is entitled to visit Norway without a visitor’s visa, or who holds a valid residence permit in Norway, can enter Norway without having to quarantine, test, fill out forms or vaccination certificates.

Also check the latest info regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Norway.

Sweden

There are no longer any restrictions in Sweden due to Covid-19.

See the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Sweden from Krisinformation
and Visit Sweden.

Denmark

Vaccinated and previously infected: Can enter without testing or isolation from all countries. However, requirements for testing and isolation are still in effect if you have been in a country / area with a virus variant of concern. At the present, there are no such countries or territories.

Travelers who have not been vaccinated or previously infected: Must be tested within 24 hours of entry. When entering from a country in the EU / Schengen, you may instead choose to be tested before entry. Upon entry from COVID-19 high-risk countries, isolation is required for travellers who are not vaccinated or previously infected.

Approved vaccines: The list of vaccines approved for entry into Denmark is expanded and now includes both EMA- and WHO-approved vaccines.

However, due to the frequent changes to allowed / banned nationalities, please check the updated entry rules for Denmark.

Also see the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Denmark.

Greenland

From 10 August, only fully vaccinated persons may travel to Greenland. Persons with residence in Greenland are exempt. This is valid through 24 August. Fully vaccinated persons are not required to quarantine or re-test upon arrival to Greenland.

Children between the age of 2 and 11 years are required to follow the same travel restrictions as their adult travel companions. This means that if the adult travel companion is fully vaccinated the children can also be retested the day after arrival to Greenland. Note that you must have received the vaccination’s final injection at least 14 days prior to travel in order to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’.

See the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Greenland.

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Border requirements have changed recently with regard to the omnicron variant. A 10-day quarantine is in place for non-EUDCC arrivals now in Lithuania and Latvia regardless of negative test and full vaccinated. Estonia is now fully open for everyone, no testing for if fully vaccinated less than 12 months ago.

If you aren't fully vaccinated or are recovering from covid, please ask us for further details.

Also see the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Estonia.

Check the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Latvia.

See the latest regarding COVID-19 and travelling to Lithuania.

Additional info

For an overview of the situation per country, especially the 14-day case average per 100,000 people per country (within Europe), please see the data at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Iceland Northern Lights

If I book a trip with 50 Degrees North, what would happen if my travel plans needed to change?

Rebooking can be done up to 18 months into the future if the postponement request is due to forced amendments (e.g. closed borders). In this case, the full deposit will be held in credit or transferred to a new booking, provided that we have not incurred any unrecoverable costs with some of the suppliers.

If the booking is cancelled by you for other reasons, the deposit is usually non-refundable and our normal booking conditions will apply. However, see our Book with Confidence page for more details on flexible booking conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also note that some exceptions / special terms and conditions are also available in some cases. Please contact our team to find out more.

We recommend purchasing a "cancel for any reason" travel insurancy policy.

For further information about travelling in our region in the age of coronavirus, please see our comprehensive guide here.


IMPORTANT NOTE - DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
It is a requirement that you hold a valid passport and any required visas for your trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the necessary documentation to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries to be visited. It is your responsibility to obtain vaccinations and preventative medicines as may be required for the duration of the trip.
The information contained on this page is provided in good faith, and is collated from various official sources. Every effort has been made to provide information that is accurate. However, materials contained above are subject change at any time by concerned authorities. We accept no liability or responsibility to any person as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained above.