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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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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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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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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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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Information for travelers – Coronavirus 2019-nCov

The Chief Epidemiologist recommends that travelers avoid unnecessary trips to China where the 2019-nCoV epidemic is curr...
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The spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Today, on January 27th 2020, approximately 2,800 individuals have been diagnosed with 2019-nCoV and close to 80 individu...
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What is being done in Iceland to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Due to the increased spread of the 2019-nCoV around the world, the Chief Epidemiologist in collaboration with the Civil ...
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The Chief Epidemiologist closely monitors the disease caused by the new coronary virus in Wuhan, China.

The Chief Epidemiologist closely monitors information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre f...
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Information for travelers.

The Chief Epidemiologist in Iceland does not consider any travel restrictions to and from China to be necessary, but enc...
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The 13th Nordic Public Health Conference in Reykjavík Iceland June 23rd – 25th 2020

In the fourth week of June 2020 the 13th Nordic Public Health conference will take place in Iceland. The home of the con...
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EHEC infections in Iceland June-July 2019

A cluster of infections due to verotoxin producing E. coli (a.k.a. EHEC, STEC or VTEC) of the O026 type has been linked ...
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