Quarantine is used when a person is possibly infected with a disease but is not yet symptomatic.
It is important to follow the Instructions for persons under home-based quarantine. 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.
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). For further information on quarantine, please contact your health care or the web chat at heilsuvera.is. You can also access an educational video on self-quarantine explaining how it works.
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.
Individuals must be registered in quarantine (by health care authorities or the tracking team) in order to be able to receive a quarantine certificate.
Individuals with electronic ID can register themselves in quarantine at heilsuvera.is (not self-quarantined quarantine). If individuals do not have an electronic ID, they can contact the local health care centre.
Following the quarantine registration, you can apply for the certificate at heilsuvera.is using the electronic identification. Certificate due to isolation must be obtained from your doctor.
All travellers from risk areas to Iceland that enter the country are obligated to go into quarantine, regardless of duration of the intended stay in Iceland or purpose of the visit. Full quarantine duration is 14 days but can be quarantine related to travel from risk area can be shortened by undergoing PCR testing for diagnosis of COVID-19 on arrival and again on day 5 of quarantine. Further information is provided in the Instructions for quarantine for visitors in Iceland.
As hitherto, an epidemiologist may permit persons, individually or in groups, who are subject to the quarantine requirement on entering Iceland in order to work or perform specific tasks to undergo employment-related quarantine instead of quarantine in their home or other premises. Under employment-related quarantine, the person is permitted to travel to and from the workplace during the quarantine period. The rules on employment-related quarantine remain unchanged.