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Photo: Golli. From left: Chief Superintendent Víðir Reynisson, Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason, Director of Health Alma Möller.

Extension of Defined Areas with High Risk of Infection

The Chief Epidemiologist has decided to extend further defined areas with a high risk of infection of COVID-19.

As of March 19, 2020, all residents in Iceland that enter the country are obligated to go into 14 days of quarantine regardless of where they come from.

Excluded are crews of transportation such as airlines and freighters.

Tourists arriving in Iceland will not need to go into quarantine. The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management told Kjarninn that this is because they are considered less likely to spread the virus than Iceland residents and active participants in Icelandic society. If foreign nationals visiting Iceland report illnesses symptomatic of COVID-19 or that they have recently come into contact with infected parties, they will have to go into quarantine.

For more on COVID-19 in Iceland, click here.



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