The transition period following Britain’s departure from the European Union ends December 31, 2020.
As of January 1, 2021, British citizens will no longer enjoy the freedom of movement and travel as EEA/EFTA nationals.
This means that British citizens, who do not have a registered right of residence in Iceland, will become subject to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions to Iceland like other third country nationals.
British citizens with a registered right of residence in Iceland will not be subject to the travel restrictions.
Detailed information on what travel restrictions are in place, exemptions to the restrictions and what documents must be presented at the border by those exempted, is available on the website of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police.
Proof of residence in Iceland
In the coming months the Directorate of Immigration will be issuing residence cards for British citizens, who had a registered right of residence in Iceland before the end of the transition period. It is not possible to apply for this residence card yet. It will be announced on this website as soon as the residence card can be applied for.
In the meantime, British citizens can proof their right of residence in Iceland with a Residence certificate (C-122) issued by Registers Iceland (Þjóðskrá).
British citizens with a registered right of residence in Iceland are advised to have the Residence certificate with them when traveling abroad in order to demonstrate their residence in Iceland upon return.
For further information please visit the Information page for British citizens.