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Iceland Begins COVID-19 Screening of Travellers Today

Iceland’s COVID-19 testing of travellers arriving in the country began this morning. Ten testing booths have been set up at Keflavík Airport, and arriving passengers have the option of being tested upon arrival or undergoing a 14-day quarantine. Eight flights in total, all from Europe, are scheduled to land at the airport today.

Two flights, from London and Copenhagen, have already landed this morning, and six others are scheduled for this afternoon, from Oslo, Vagar (Faroe Islands), Frankfurt, Stockholm, and two more from Copenhagen. Iceland’s borders remain closed to non-Schengen Area residents, but this is expected to change from July 1.

COVID-19 testing at the country’s entry points is currently free, but as of July 1 it will be at the cost of passengers, who will pay ISK 15,000 ($114/€100) per test. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from both testing and quarantine.

Read More: What do I need to know when travelling to Iceland in 2020 Post COVID-19?

Iceland’s Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions

Iceland’s gathering ban on large groups has been loosened today from 200 to 500 people. Swimming pools and gyms may operate at 100% capacity as of today, up from the previous limit of 75%. Bars and clubs must close no later than 11.00pm. Iceland currently has four active cases of COVID-19.

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