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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Iceland starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Iceland. All tourists entering Icelandic territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Icelandic authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Icelandic custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Icelandic territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), other tobacco products (250g).
  • Alcohol: Spirits (1L), wine (0.75L), beer (3L)
  • Food: 3kg of food not exceeding kr25,000

To protect the unicity of Icelandic eco-system the import of some goods like used riding gears, uncooked meats, milk, eggs, animals and plants, is strictly forbidden. Some items - for example, riding gears (saddles, bridles, halters and leather whips) requires disinfection certificate.
Other prohibited items are telecommunications equipment (other than your mobile phone), firearms and ammunition (which require a police permit) and of course drugs.

Currency Restriction
The government of Iceland applies no restrictions on import of foreign or local currency.

Australia and Iceland
Australia and Iceland are signatories of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in geothermal technology. Two-way merchandise trade has seen recent growth driven largely by a steep increase in Australia’s alumina exports to Iceland. Iceland’s cheaper renewable energy prices are a major drawcard. Australian imports include medicaments (including veterinary), animal oils and fats, miscellaneous manufactured articles and civil engineering equipment and parts.
Icelander youths have petitioned for access to Australia’s popular working holiday visa program which would allow those aged 18 to 30 to live and work in Australia for up to a year. The visa grants easy access to Australia who gains valuable labour. Most working holiday visa programs are reciprocal, and Australia’s working holiday visa program is currently open to citizens of 19 countries.
Almost 1,100 Australians claim Icelandic ancestry.
Australians wishing to travel to Iceland need only a valid passport at present. Once ETIAS is implemented, Australians will have to apply online for pre-authorisation. Nationals from Iceland need to apply for ETA to visit Australia.

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Iceland

Capital: Reykjavik
  • Icelandic;
  • English;
  • Nordic languages;
  • German

Area: 103,000 KM2
Population: 308,910
Timezone: UTC/GMT +0 hours
Currency: Krona (ISK)
Calling Code: +354

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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