How does quarantine work?

You need to undergo quarantine when there is a possibility that you have been exposed to COVID-19 infection although you do not experience any symptoms.

There is a possibility you have been exposed to COVID-19 infection when you:

have been traveling in any of the defined high-risk areas
have been in close contact to persons diagnosed with COVID-19.

Other people in your household who also have been exposed to COVID-19 infection can be quarantined in your home at the same time as you. It is important to follow the guidelines on quarantine at home (self-quarantine).

For further information on quarantine, please contact your health care or the web chat at heilsuvera.is

Those who are quarantined by order of the healthcare authorities can enter their personal information on the website heilsuvera.is and receive a certificate confirming their quarantine status. The certificates are provided free of charge. It should be noted that in order to register on heilsuvera.is, the user must have a so-called digital certificate (e-ID).

You can access an educational video on self-quarantine explaining how it works.

When others in your household undergo quarantine and you don’t

If anyone in your household has possibly been exposed to COVID-19 infection and undergoes quarantine at home (self-quarantine) and you don’t, you should preferably stay elsewhere, if possible. If you don’t want to leave your home or don’t have the option to do so, you should limit your contact with the person who is quarantined as much as possible.

Quarantine due to COVID-19 last for 14 days from latest possible infection or until the person develops symptoms. If you start to experience symptoms and it is confirmed that you are infected, you need to follow the guidelines on isolation at home (self-isolation).

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