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Import of fishing equipment

Infectious disease agents such as viruses and the parasite, Gyrodactylus salaris, have never been detected in fresh water fish in Iceland.

Visitors are asked to adopt strict biosecurity measures

Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited:

  • Used fishing equipment such as fishing rods, reels, hooks/lures/flies, waders and nets, unless it has been disinfected by approved methods.


Disinfection must be carried out by a veterinarian or another approved person/company from the country of embarkation and a certificate of disinfection presented when transporting the equipment to Iceland. If a certificate cannot be obtained, the fishing equipment must be handed to customs officers upon entering the country for immediate disinfection at owner's expense.

Thank you for your cooperation

Updated 06.08.2020
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