Charges for coronavirus testing at border start today

01.07.2020 - 10:51
Mynd með færslu
 Mynd: RÚV fréttir
Since 15th June, people entering Iceland have had the choice of taking a COVID-19 test at the border or going into 14 days' quarantine. The first two weeks of testing were free, but arriving passengers must pay for tests starting from today.

It was initially announced that testing would cost a blanket 15,000 krónur, but that was recently re-evaluated and a new fee was agreed. Passengers who pre-book and pay online are charged 9,000 krónur and those who pay at physical payment terminals on arrival are charged 11,000 krónur.

As before, children under 15 and those arriving direct after at least two weeks in Greenland or the Faroe Islands are exempt, as are people who contracted the virus and were isolated and declared fit in Iceland since the end of February.

All further information can be found on covid.is/english, where many other languages are also available.

Click to follow RÚV English on Facebook.

Alexander Elliott
Project manager
Síðast:
Þessi þáttur er í hlaðvarpi