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Ministry of Health

Quarantine shortened from 14 days to 7, ending with a test

The Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has accepted a proposal from the Chief Epidemiologist to enable people to complete quarantine in connection with COVID-19 in 7 days if a test at the end of that time proves negative. On completing quarantine, people will still be required to observe precautions against infection and to avoid contact with vulnerable individuals. Testing arrangements will be organised by the Chief Epidemiologist and will be free of charge to those tested. The new arrangement applies to infection precautions within Iceland, not to persons arriving at the border.

A regulation from the minister announcing the new quarantine arrangement has been sent to the Government Gazette and will take immediate effect on publication on Monday, 14 September 2020.

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