27.07.21

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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20.07.21

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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21.06.21

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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16.06.21

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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14.06.21

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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13.04.21

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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25.03.21

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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27.01.21

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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14.09.20

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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21.07.20

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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11.03.20

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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02.03.20

Press release. Coronavirus-COVID-19. 02.03.2020.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections in Iceland has risen to six. Three additional cases were conf...
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27.02.20

Press release -Coronavirus - COVID-19. 27.02.2020.

During a coordination meeting this morning the outlook of the COVID-19 situation was discussed. Every day, the number of...
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26.02.20

The Chief Epidemiologist advices against unnecessary trips

The Chief Epidemiologist now advices against unnecessary trips to South-Korea and Iran, as well as China and four provin...
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25.02.20

The Chief Epidemiologist´s travel advice for Northern Italy and Tenerife. COVID-19.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside of China have increased in recent days, including Europe where cases in Northern Ita...
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