Iceland - Reykjavik
Alerts & Warnings



State Department
: Updated travel alerts and warnings

Vaccinations

All travelers

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on Routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Some travelers

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A (including the US). You can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Iceland, so talk to your doctor to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is right for you.

Traveling with Children

This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 1 year.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get a dose of immunoglobulin before your trip, in addition to hepatitis A vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies

Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Iceland, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




Traveling Advice
Get vaccinated Reduce germ exposure
Eat and drink safely Avoid sharing body fluids
Stay away from animals Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment


Source : CDC.gov