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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

Used fishing equipment must be disinfected before use in rivers and lakes in Iceland 

This applies to fishing rods, reels, hooks/lures/flies, waders, nets, etc. Disinfection of equipment is carried out by 1) veterinarians in the country of export; 2) disinfection services at Keflavik Airport; 3) veterinarians and other recognized bodies in Iceland such as angling associations and fishing ground owners. You must present a certificate of disinfection before using your fishing tackle in lakes/rivers in Iceland. Further information.

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

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Updated 21.06.2021
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