Announcements

Updated COVID-19 Recommendation regarding Travel Abroad

November 27, 2021

In light of a surge in COVID-19 infections in many areas of the world, residents of Iceland are advised not to travel unnecessarily to defined risk areas . Currently are all countries and territories of the world except Greenland. Whether countries fall under risk areas is regularly reassessed and the Chief Epidemiologist does not consider it timely to change risk areas presently. A large proportion in many areas is still unvaccinated. Among the unvaccinated, infection is widespread, but vaccinated individuals are also infected and they can infect others, even if vaccination protects the individual against serious illness.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Changes made to travel advice from the Chief Epidemiologist

November 27, 2021

Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (B.1.2.529) in South Africa and the identification of this variant in countries outside of Africa related to travel from the continent, the Chief Epidemiologist for Iceland recommends that residents of Iceland avoid all unnecessary travel to certain African countries.

Vaccinated individuals who have spent 24 hrs. or longer in any of these countries in the 14 days prior to arrival in Iceland are encouraged to pay careful attention to infection control measures and to undergo PCR testing for COVID-19 5 days after arrival in Iceland in addition to any testing that may have been done upon arrival. Vaccinated individuals who arrive in Iceland on or after 26 November 2021 are encouraged to undergo PCR upon arrival and after 5 days, observing quarantine until a negative result is obtained from the second PCR. Unvaccinated individuals are required to quarantine and be tested per current regulation.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Stricter measures, a 50 person restriction on the number of people at gatherings, and a substantial vaccination push

November 19, 2021

The Minister of Health has, in keeping with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, decided to implement much stricter disease-prevention measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections. These measures will enter into force at midnight. The common restrictions on numbers will be 50 persons, but events with up to 500 participants in each disease prevention compartment may be held if rapid tests are used. The opening hours of restaurants will be shortened by one hour. The maximum number of visitors allowed at public swimming pools, spas, gyms and ski areas will be 75% of their maximum allowed capacity as stated in their operating licences. The regulation on these measures will remain in force through 8 December.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Stricter domestic measures to be taken due to the proliferation of infections

November 19, 2021

Masks will be required when the one-metre social distancing rule can not be observed, the maximum number of persons allowed in the same location will be 500, and restaurants that have an alcohol licence will be required to close two hours earlier than the case is now. Events with up to 1500 participants will be allowed subject to rapid tests. The Minister of Health has decided to take these measures in keeping with the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist, who has expressed concern over the rapid increase in infections, the increase in serious illness and the growing strain on the health care system. The requirement to wear a mask will enter into force tomorrow, and the other changes will apply as of Wednesday, 10 November, and will remain in force for four weeks, until Tuesday 8 December.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Quarantine measures at the border to remain unchanged until 15 January 2022

November 19, 2021

The Minister of Health has decided to extend the application of the regulation on COVID-19 quarantine measures at the border in line with the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist. The regulation will remain in force until 15 January 2022. The reason is the recent severe increase in infections in the country. The Chief Epidemiologist has pointed out that the epidemic is growing fast, the number of people falling severely ill is increasing, and the epidemic is beginning to have adverse effects on the daily operations of the National University Hospital. Around 2% of those diagnosed with COVID-19 need to be hospitalised.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Further easing of local restrictions in Iceland

October 21, 2021

General restrictions on numbers will be 2,000 persons, the mask requirement will be lifted, the opening hours of restaurants will be extended by one hour and the registration obligation for guests will be lifted while 1-metre distance rule will continue to apply. These are the main amendments to the regulation on social gatherings that have entered into force by decision of the Minister of Health. The aim is to abolish all restrictions on social gatherings due to COVID-19 in Iceland as of November 18.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

The rules about restrictions at the border will be changing as of 1 October

September 30, 2021

The requirement that individuals with ties to Iceland must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in Iceland will be abolished. Connecting passengers who do not leave the border station will also be exempt from presenting such a certificate. Individuals with ties to Iceland, except children born in 2005 or later, will still have to undergo testing after arrival.

This is the main content of the changes made to the COVID-19 restrictions at the border that were determined by the Minister of Health in line with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist. These restrictions are expected to be in force until 6 November.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Relaxations of disease prevention measures as from 28th of August

August 30, 2021

The restrictions on the number of people who are allowed to gather in one location will in principle continue to be 200 and the rules requiring social distancing of at least one metre and mask wearing are unchanged.  However, public swimming pools and health and fitness facilities are permitted to run at maximum capacity subject to the conditions of their operating licenses. The requirement of maintaining a distance of at least one metre is abolished at sports events and stage art events in addition to further relaxations detailed below. The Minister of Health presented these changes at a government meeting this morning and they are in keeping with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations. A corresponding regulation takes effect on the 28th of August and is applicable until the 17th of September.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

New measures at the border due to COVID-19

August 25, 2021

On the 16th of August a new regulation came into effect which stipulates that travellers with ties to Iceland must, despite presenting a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or a certificate of previous infection, undergo either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test to diagnose COVID-19 in the next two days from arrival in the country. This also applies to children born in 2015 and earlier with ties to Iceland, whether they travel alone or with others. This test is free of charge. Travellers with connections to Iceland are e.g. Icelandic citizens or residents with a residence or work permit in Iceland, incl. applicants for such permits and their families, applicants for international protection and individuals who come to the country to work or study for longer than seven days, and their families.

All travellers must pre-register before arrival and in the pre-registration, the traveller specifies whether he has ties to Iceland and then receives a bar code for testing. You can choose between a PCR test at Keflavík airport or an antigen test with the primary care service at Suðurlandsbraut 34 or certain testing centers outside the capital area.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Booster vaccinations for COVID-19

August 12, 2021

Booster vaccinations for COVID-19 for individuals who have been vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine without a history of previous COVID infection.

The goal of vaccinating individuals 16 years and older against COVID-19, which was set when the vaccination campaign began at the end of December 2020, has been achieved, as almost 90% of individuals of this age in Iceland have been vaccinated. Primary vaccination continues for those who have not already received the vaccination and those who move to the country unvaccinated or reach the age to receive vaccination according to marketing authorisation and the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist. The supply of vaccines according to delivery plans based on agreements made on behalf of the nation allows for consideration to be given to enhancing the response of certain groups through booster vaccination.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Vaccination schedule - Week 33

August 12, 2021

In week 33 the aim is to vaccinate the following groups:

Second vaccination for those who received a first dose of Pfizer in July.
Booster doses for those who were vaccinated with Janssen at least 28 days ago. Those who have antibodies after recovering from COVID-19 infection and have received a Janssen booster dose do not need to         show up for another Pfizer booster dose.

Invitations will be sent out for these groups, and people are kindly requested to wait to show up at the time specified in the invitation.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Current restrictions on gatherings extended to August 27

August 12, 2021

Iceland’s Minister of Health has decided, in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, to extend the current regulation on restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 by two weeks. The general limit of gatherings will be 200 persons and one metre social distance rule will remain in place.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Vaccinated passengers with ties to Iceland to undergo testing

August 10, 2021

As of August 16, vaccinated passengers with ties to Iceland must undergo testing within 48 hours of arrival in Iceland.

Individuals with ties to Iceland are:

Icelandic citizens
Individuals domiciled in Iceland
Individuals who have an Icelandic work permit
Applicants for a work permit or international protection in Iceland

These passengers will not be required to enter into quarantine until after the results of the testing are available.

Number
Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Access to quarantine facilities will be limited

August 5, 2021

The Ministry of Health has amended Regulation no. 747/2021 that will limit access to quarantine facilities in Iceland. Recently, there has been a lot of strain on the quarantine facilities but the new regulation places emphasis on using the facilities first and foremost for people that need to go in isolation.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Updated COVID-19 Recommendation regarding Travel Abroad

August 3, 2021

In light of a surge in COVID-19 infections in many areas of the world, residents of Iceland are advised not to travel unnecessarily to defined risk areas. Currently are all countries and territories of the world except Greenland. Whether countries fall under risk areas is regularly reassessed and the Chief Epidemiologist does not consider it timely to change risk areas presently. A large proportion in many areas is still unvaccinated. Among the unvaccinated, infection is widespread, but vaccinated individuals are also infected and they can infect others, even if vaccination protects the individual against serious illness.

Number
Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Restrictions on gatherings as of 25 July

July 26, 2021

As of Sunday 25 July, general limit of gatherings in Iceland will be 200 persons and social distancing rules will take effect again. These are the main measures introduced in a new regulation from the Minister of Health regarding restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19. The regulation will be in place for a short period of time while the large increase in infections in recent days are being addressed. These measures are in line with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Go for testing after arriving in the country

July 21, 2021

The Chief Epidemiologist directs the recommendation to those who have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVID-19 infection and who live in Iceland, or have a social network here, to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival in Iceland despite a negative PCR- or antigen test, taken before departure

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

COVID-19 test certificate required before departure for vaccinated travellers

July 20, 2021

As of 27 July, all vaccinated persons and those that can present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland. This decision by the Minister of Health is based on recommendations from the Chief Epidemiologist.

Furthermore, residents of Iceland and others that have widespread social ties in the country are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible after arriving in Iceland, even though they are asymptomatic.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

The borders: The testing of children and people with vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will be stopped

July 1, 2021

The Minister of Health has decided to amend the disease prevention rules at the borders applicable as of the 1st of July to the 15th of August.

  • On the 1st of July testing of those who submit valid vaccination certificates with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Evaluation Agency and/or by WHO will be stopped. A vaccination is considered valid when two weeks have passed from the time when the person in question received the latter injection of the vaccine. When a person has been vaccinated with the Janssen vaccine two weeks must pass from the vaccination as well.
  • Testing of children born after 2005 will stop.
  • Those submitting valid vaccination certificates and certificates of prior infections of COVID-19 and children born after 2005 will not need to submit negative PCR-certificates upon arrival to the country as of the 1st of July.
  • Note: If a vaccination certificate is less than 14 days old, traveler can still board a plane and come to Iceland without a PCR test, given they fulfill other requirements for travel.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Iceland removes all domestic COVID restrictions

June 28, 2021

- Social distancing, limits on gatherings, mask-wearing, limits on opening hours are all removed as of midnight

- 87 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose of a vaccine

- Iceland maintained a policy of test, trace, quarantine and isolation from the outset of the pandemic and relied on the science to guide its response

- More than 60 per cent of domestic cases were individuals who were already in quarantine at the time of diagnosis.

-Vaccinated travellers who submit valid vaccination certificates or certificates of prior infections will not need to be tested at the border from 1 July

The Government of Iceland has announced that all domestic restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted as of midnight tonight. Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced this morning that requirements to wear masks, socially distance and restrict gatherings would be fully lifted.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Vaccination after a previous COVID-19 infection

June 21, 2021

As the vaccinations of susceptible individuals for COVID-19 are far along, it is time to offer vaccination to those with a history of COVID-19 or antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, to enhance protection against re-infection.

The Janssen vaccine will be used for this group, except for individuals who should receive the Pfizer vaccine due to their young age or pregnancy.

If fewer than 3 months have passed since the confirmed COVID-19 infection, it is recommended to postpone vaccination until after that time.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
Number of samples taken in Iceland
Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

COVID-19 Excelsior Pass from New York State

June 16, 2021

A pilot program has been launched to accept the Excelsior Pass Opnast í nýjum glugga at the Icelandic border from passengers flying from New York. The Excelsior Pass is a free voluntary digital health pass developed by New York State in partnership with IBM and currently available to New Yorkers to verify their COVID-19 vaccination or test results.

The results of the pilot program will possibly be used to allow Iceland to accept and verify health credentials from the IBM Digital Health Pass platform.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Vaccination of employees / residents of foreign origin against COVID-19 who have a system ID number and those who do not have an Icelandic ID number

June 14, 2021

Employees / residents of foreign origin who stay in Iceland for a longer or shorter period of time are welcome to get vaccinated once they have been registered.

Due to problems that have arisen regarding the registration of individuals with a system ID number or without an Icelandic ID number, instructions have been prepared that can be read here.

Information on the registration of individuals will be sent to the employer, the Advisory Center for Immigrants and ASÍ.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Border screening of vaccinated travellers stopped after 1 July

June 14, 2021

The Minister of Health has decided, in keeping with the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist, to retain the current measures to contain the spread of infections at the borders until 1 July. After that time, the measures will be relaxed by cease the screening of those who present a certificate of vaccination or prior infection with COVID-19. Additionally, children will no longer be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival in Iceland.

As of 15 June, general limit of gatherings will go from 150 persons to 300 persons and the distance rule will be one metre instead of two. There will be no distance rules at sit-down events, but everyone in attendance will be required to wear a face mask. The opening hours of restaurants will be extended by one hour, i.e. they will be able to stay open until midnight. These measures are in line with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations.

Nearly 200 thousand people have received at least one dose of vaccine and more than 100 thousand people are fully vaccinated. Over 90 percent of people aged 50 and over have received at least one dose of vaccine, as well as almost 50 percent of those younger than 50 years old. The Chief Epidemiologist has stated that Iceland still have some way to go before herd immunity among younger people has been reached. As a result, domestic measures must be slowly eased to prevent the spread of the disease until a larger percentage of younger people has been vaccinated.

The main changes to the restrictions on gathering as of 15 June:

The general limit of gatherings will be 300 persons. Children born in 2015 and after will continue to be exempt.
The distance rule will be 1 metre instead of 2 metres.
Sit-down events: No distance requirement. The requirement to wear a face mask will remain in force and likewise the rule of having no more than 300 persons in each disease prevention compartment. “Sit-down events” means theatre shows, sports events, activities of religious and philosophical organisations, conferences and similar events.
Restaurants: The opening hours of restaurants will be extended by one hour, from the previous 23:00 to midnight. Guests shall have left the restaurants by 01:00.

Period of validity: The Regulation providing for these changes to the restrictions on gatherings will remain in force until Tuesday 29 June.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

Interoperable European COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travellers

June 11, 2021

A trial project is being undertaken for the reception of a European digital COVID-19 certificate at the borders of Iceland for those arriving to the country. The first passengers carrying such certificates arrived to the country yesterday.

The certificate will be applicable in all EU Member States as well as in Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. It will be available in paper format as well as digital format by downloading it to a mobile phone.  Security and verifiability of the certificates has been emphasised and both formats will contain a QR-code. The certificate is also free of charge and in both Icelandic and English.

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Infections in Iceland
Active infection, boarder screening
Infection with antibodies, borderscreening
Infections on hold, border screening
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Number of samples, border screening
Number of persons in isolation
Number of persons in quarantine
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
Number in isolation
Number of active infections in Iceland since June 15
Number of active infections on borders since June 15
Number of infections in Iceland since the beginning
Number of infections in Iceland

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