Reykjavik - Post Report Question and Answers

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Didn’t have pets but quarantine policies lengthy, stringent and expensive. One family even left dog behind with parents in the States as a result. - Sep 2021


There are a couple of kennels. There is a four-week quarantine - talk to the Reykjavik Community Liaison Office or the Overseas Briefing Center at State for more details. Some people have imported pets but it is expensive and takes a lot of planning. Pets are rarely allowed in apartment buildings. - Nov 2017


I don't have a pet, but gather that the city regulations about having a pet in town (e.g. in an apartment) are extremely strict. Ask before you get here! - Jun 2015


There is a dog quarantine here, but the kennel is like a posh doggie hotel and I hear they are very while cared for. - Feb 2013


Yes, a 4-week quarantine must be arranged before the pet is allowed in country, at your expense. - Jul 2011


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