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
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Number of persons in isolation
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Number of samples in Iceland. Total.
Number of samples on borders. Total.
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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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