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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.

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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)

Be prepared

  • 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).

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.

Miscellaneous Information

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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