The Ministry of Health has amended Regulation no. 747/2021 that will limit access to quarantine facilities in Iceland. Recently, there has been a lot of strain on the quarantine facilities but the new regulation places emphasis on using the facilities first and foremost for people that need to go in isolation.
However, in exceptional cases, the Chief Epidemiologist can decide that a person in quarantine should stay at a quarantine facility, i.e., if that person is unable to isolate at their own premises or find another place to isolate, or if the person in question has shown that they will not abide by the rules of quarantine.
The amended regulation will take effect on 7 August 2021.