Modification of COVID-19 isolation discharge guidelines

The Chief Epidemiologist has updated instructions for discharge from isolation where more than one person is together in...
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Deaths due to COVID-19

Two deaths due to COVID-19 occurred this week in the intensive care unit of Landspítali University Hospital.
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New measures at the border due to COVID-19

At midnight, a new regulation came into effect which stipulates that travellers with ties to Iceland must, despite prese...
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Vaccination for COVID-19 for students in grades 7–10.

This August, COVID-19 vaccination will be offered to children aged 12 to 15 years. The local healthcare centre organises...
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Updated COVID-19 Recommendation regarding Travel Abroad

In light of a surge in COVID-19 infections in many areas of the world, residents of Iceland are advised not to travel un...
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Residents of Iceland and those who have a social network in Iceland are asked to go for COVID-19 testing as soon as possible after arriving in the country.

The Chief Epidemiologist directs the recommendation to those who have been vaccinated or have a history of previous COVI...
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Vaccination after a previous COVID-19 infection

As the vaccinations of susceptible individuals for COVID-19 are far along, it is time to offer vaccination to those with...
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COVID-19 Excelsior Pass from New York State

A pilot program has been launched to accept the Excelsior Pass at the Icelandic border from passengers flying from New Y...
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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

Employees / residents of foreign origin who stay in Iceland for a longer or shorter period of time are welcome to get va...
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Continued use of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Vaxzevria) in Iceland

The Chief Epidemiologist has received the expert opinion of haematologists at Landspitali University Hospital regarding ...
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Use of Astra Zeneca vaccine in Iceland

Due to the serious situation with COVID-19 in the European Region it is imperative that all available vaccines are used ...
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Regarding exemptions from screening at the border and quarantine after work-related travel

According to art. 9 of regulation nr. 18/2021 regarding quarantine, isolation and testing for COVID-19 at the Icelandic ...
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Test to shorten quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 (close contact to a confirmed case)

Quarantine is used when a person is possibly infected with a disease but is not yet symptomatic.
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The Chief Epidemiologist has made a change in the reporting of COVID-19 cases

As of yesterday, the Chief Epidemiologist in Iceland has made a change in the reporting of covid-19 cases. The result of...
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Temporary closure of the reception at the Directorate of Health

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 infections, the Directorate of Health is under a great deal of strain.The staff has done...
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