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The Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority (MAST) is the Responsible 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 Responsible 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 Responsible 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).
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.
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