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After COVID-19 infection

Summary of rules and recommendations for individuals with a history of COVID-19

Mask obligation, restrictions on gatherings, etc.

The same rules apply as to those who have not contracted COVID-19

Vaccinations

Not previously vaccinated against COVID-19: COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for ages 12 and older – but not until 3 months after confirmed infection in order for vaccination to provide the best long-term protection.

Note! In Iceland, two-dose vaccines are used in the same way, whether or not there is a history of COVID-19. The Janssen vaccine can also be used for individuals with a history of COVID-19; then there is no urgent need for an additional dose after 2 months from the Janssen dose.

Recommendations regarding booster dose after primary vaccination and COVID-19:

COVID-19 infection and vaccinated after illness: Yes, 6 months after primary vaccination.
Fully vaccinated prior to COVID-19 infection: Yes, 6 months after COVID-19 infection.
Those aged 70 years and older and individuals with immunosuppression aged 12–69 years: Booster dose recommended after 3 months rather than 6 months.

Travel

A tourist must have a certificate of confirmed previous infection (positive PCR) or antibody test for the following to apply. If a rapid antigen test was used to detect COVID-19 infection (abroad), vaccination status alone determines cross-border measures.

If you have an antibody certificate or >180 days have passed since the confirmed infection (positive PCR) at the start of the trip:

Tourists with no connection to Iceland: Certificate of negative COVID-19 test done by a professional within 72 hours before the start of the trip to Iceland: Mandatory.
Tourists with a connection to Iceland: Testing within two days from arrival: Mandatory.

14–180 days from diagnosis of COVID-19 infection confirmed by PCR:

Tourists with no connection to Iceland: Certificate of negative COVID-19 test done within 72 hours before the start of the trip to Iceland is not mandatory.
Tourists with a connection to Iceland: Testing within two days from arrival is not mandatory.

4. Need for testing if symptoms similar to COVID-19 occur:

Yes, PCR.

Need for quarantine after exposure according to tracing:

If there are more than 6 months from previous infection: Yes.

6. Need for isolation in case of re-infection according to the COVID outpatient ward:

Yes.

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