Electronic System Travel Authorization (ESTA) required for travel under the Visa-Waiver Program (VWP)
All passengers travelling to the U.S. under the VWP must obtain an Electronic System Travel Authorization (ESTA), in advance of departure. Click here for more information about ESTA.
API and APIS
Requirements for flights to and from Canada, The United Kingdom, Russia and The United States
Four countries within the Icelandair route network require certain passenger information to be transmitted prior to departure for all flights to and from the country. These are the United States, Canada, Russia and the United Kingdom. This information is generally refered to as Advance Passenger Information (API) or Travel Document Information (TDI). This is the information that is displayed on the biodata page of the passport. API is gathered never later than at check-in for flights to Canada, Russia and the United Kingdom.
The U.S. requires more advance on certain data elements. Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) is API information required by U.S. authorities of all persons travelling to and from the country. All air carriers, including Icelandair, are bound by law to transmit API/APIS information prior to departure. Passengers must provide this information or risk being denied passage.
ATTENTION: Icelandair kindly asks passengers travelling to and from the United States to use the electronic APIS form at the bottom of this page to update their API/APIS information, if it has not already been done during reservation (see instructions below).
For travel to and from Canada and the United Kingdom, the APIS information is completed at check-in.
- Please click here for further information on API to the U.K.
- Please click here for further information on API to Canada.
The information required for APIS is:
Passport (travel document) information:
|Name||As it appears on the government-issued identification (passport) (needs to be available at the time of reservation)|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||(Needs to be available at the time of reservation)|
|Gender||(Needs to be available at the time of reservation)|
|Country of residence|
|Type of travel document||(passport)|
|Number||Of travel document (passport number)|
|Expiry date||Of travel document (passport expiry)|
|Country of issue||For travel document (country issuing passport)|
Other required information
|Destination address||In the U.S. (Not required for U.S. citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, or Alien Residents of the U.S. entering the U.S.)|
|Redress number||If available for travel to the U.S. (should be advised at time of reservation). Individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hubs can apply with the TSA for the socalled Redress number to facilitate the check-in and screening processes, for example if misidentified during the watchlist processing. See further information on TSA website.|
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) runs the Secure Flight program to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching. Please click here for further information.
Please also find the TSA privacy notice regarding Secure Flight attached below.
Icelandair offers you the option of entering all the information online before you go to the airport. You will not be required to provide the passenger information again when checking in (unless some required information is missing). You can access the online form as many times as necessary to modify your passenger information at anytime.
Passengers that have added APIS information to their reservation already, can access their reservation to modify their information online. Once you have entered your details and clicked on Submit below, on the page that appears next you will need to click on 'MODIFY' and click on the checkbox with the text "Provide additional passenger information required by your destination countr(ies)" and hit 'SAVE' even if no updates are required in order to continue.