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Life returning to normal in Iceland

Life is returning to normal in Iceland. Masks are no longer required in most daily situations. The limit on gatherings has been raised to 300 and restaurants, swimming pools, galleries etc. may open to full capacity again.

As of May 31, compulsory stays in a quarantine facility for those traveling from high-risk areas, and the regulations banning unnecessary travel from specific regions will no longer apply. Quarantine facilities will only be for those obliged to undergo quarantine, have no place to go to in Iceland, or are unable to isolate themselves upon arrival. All those arriving to Iceland who are required to undergo quarantine still have to pre-register the intended dwelling place.

The regulations on testing at the borders for those who can present a certification of vaccination or proof of a prior Covid-19 infection will be unchanged until mid-June. This will also apply to children born in 2005 and after. Read more

Iceland is aiming to introduce rapid tests instead of PCR tests for those leaving the country. This arrangement is underway and will be presented in the coming days.

The color-coding system at the border will no longer be in effect since vaccination rates in Iceland are expanding rapidly. Currently, 163 thousand individuals have received at least one dose. It is expected that by mid-June, at least 60 percent of the population, equivalent to 75 percent of those eligible for vaccination, will have received their first dose.

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