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Big announcement: relaxation of domestic restrictions

25.06.2021 - 11:40
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Today, around 11, directly after a governmental meeting, a press conference took place. Announced there that total relaxation of domestic restrictions will take effect tomorrow, 26th of June.

No more restrictions

Minister of Health confirmed that all domestic restrictions, such as masks requirement, limit on public gatherings, restrictions of opening hours, will be abolished.

After nearly 16 months of various restrictions, Iceland reached a point where those may be called a history. With nearly 90% of residents who received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, and 170.000 fully vaccinated, such measures are possible.

Requirements on the borders

On the 1st of July rules on the entry to the country will also be relaxed. Those who can present a confirmation of full vaccination, or of a previous COVID-19 infection, will be exempt from PCR test requirement. Same applies to children born in 2005 and later. Fully vaccinated are considered those who received a second does not later than two weeks before travel, and one week for those receiving Janssen vaccine.

On the other hand, those who have not been vaccinated will have to present a negative PCR test, undergo testing at the borders, spend 5 days in quarantine and show a negative result of a second test.

Those border rules are set to be valid from 1st of July until 15th of August.

 

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Beata Wawiernia
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