There are no inoculations required for entry to Iceland. However, all travellers should always be up-to-date on routine vaccinations before travelling to any country. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio and your yearly flu shot. Most travelers are encouraged to get vaccines for typhoid and hepatitis A, as there is a risk of contracting these diseases in the country.
Tourists can rest assured knowing that Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. However, tourists should take necessary precautions due to the many natural hazards which are influenced by weather and Mother Nature.
Tips on staying safe in Iceland:
• Respect nature! It’s best to stay under the guidance of experienced guides.
• Do not walk or climb on ice unless you are in a marked area where it is safe to do so.
• Be wary that geothermal pools and geysers can be dangerously hot.
• Avoid exploring glaciers on your own.