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Nurses Who Vacation Abroad Will Have to Quarantine at Their Own Expense

By Larissa Kyzer

COVID-19 ward Iceland National University Hospital Tómas Guðbjartsson
Photo: Tómas Guðbjartsson. The empty COVID-19 ward at Iceland’s National University Hospital on April 26, 2020..

Nurses who go abroad on holiday will now be required to quarantine at their own expense when they return. These terms were announced in a press release issued by Iceland’s National and University Hospital this week.

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Nursing staff will be expected to use vacation days to quarantine upon returning from trips abroad. This proceeds from the government’s recent announcement that all Icelandic citizens and residents who re-enter the country must be tested twice for COVID-19. Under the new parameters, they will be tested upon return at the border, go into quarantine regardless of their first test results, return for testing again five days later, and remain in quarantine until they’ve received a second negative result.

The requirement will go into effect on Friday, July 10.

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