Skip to content

What can I bring with me to Iceland?


Personal import of meat and dairy products from third countries (non-EU/non-EEA countries) to Iceland is prohibited

Biosecurity - import of meat and dairy

Diseases can be transmitted to animals and man from food of animal origin.

Travelers from EU (European Union)/EEA (European Economic Area) best avoid bringing meat or milk products to Iceland as they can carry animal diseases.


Wear and bring clean clothes and shoes. Dirt can carry animal diseases. 

Horseriding clothes and equipment

Importing used riding equipment and used riding gloves is strictly prohibited

This applies to saddles, bridles, nosebands, pads, rugs, whips, etc.

Biosecurity - import of riding equipment

Riding clothes and boots must be cleaned and disinfected prior to entry.

Fishing equipment

Importing used fishing equipment is strictly forbidden unless disinfected

This applies to fishing rods, reels, hooks/lures/flies, waders, nets, etc. 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.

Biosecurity - import of fishing equipment

Live animals

Importing pets or other live animals is strictly prohibited without an import permit from MAST

Biosecurity - import of live animals

Watch me!

Updated 25.08.2020
Can we improve the information on the page?