October 24, 2021

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Virus: Iceland reinstates negative test for vaccinated travelers

Iceland lifts all COVID-19 restrictions

Iceland, one of the first countries in the world to lift health checks for vaccinated travelers, will be re-employed for a negative test due to rising pollution, the government announced on Monday.

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With so many vaccines and good results since the outbreak began, the Icelandic executive lifted all of its internal restrictions in late June, the first in Europe.

Passengers from abroad are subject to checks, but a full vaccination certificate or previous proof of infection is sufficient to re-enter the country without any other type of check from the end of March.

Now, these passengers are also required to submit a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 72 hours regardless of their place of residence, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The measure, which goes into effect on July 26, follows the rise of infections in recent days, nationally and across borders.

Unwanted passengers should always undergo a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours and also have a double PCR test, one on arrival and the second after five days of detention.

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