Time to read: Approximately 3 minutes
The Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority (MAST) is the Animal Quarantine Authority for the entry of dogs to Iceland.
For Iceland, read both the Assistance Dog and Standard (pet) Dog Travel Rules provided. For any contradictions, clarify with the Animal Quarantine Authority.
All dogs, including Assistance Dogs, must quarantine for 2 weeks on arrival to Iceland. Quarantining at home will be permitted for Assistance Dogs if conditions are met. The multiple inspections will incur a cost.
Arriving by boat/cruise/private vessel is prohibited.
Contact the Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority (MAST)
- Confirm any specific requirements with all Animal Quarantine Authorities before booking your trip. This includes both entering/leaving any country and all airline/cruise line requirements.
- The Travel Process can take several months so leave plenty of planning time for your trip (except for valid EU Pet Passport travel).
Travel Rules for Assistance Dogs
The links below detail concerns specific to Assistance Dogs. Visiting these links will open another website.
Assistance Dog Eligibility Criteria
There is no standard that all countries follow for recognising Assistance Dogs. Check whether your dog qualifies.
Bringing Assistance Dogs into Iceland
The process for bringing a recognised Assistance Dog into Iceland.
Travel Rules for Standard (pet) Dogs
These links detail the process for Standard (pet) Dogs, which Assistance Dogs may still need to follow. Visiting these links will open another website.
Bringing all dogs into Iceland
The process for bringing all dogs into Iceland.
Taking all dogs out of Iceland
The process for taking all dogs out of Iceland.
Extra information that is specific to the region or country.
Iceland layover process
Be aware that an extra process is required for layovers in Iceland.
Icelandic Public Access Laws
Requirements and rights covering Assistance Dogs and their Handlers.
Related TravelPaws Countries
TravelPaws has other listings that may also be of interest: