Iceland is the first country in Europe to lift all coronavirus bans. From now on, it is no longer mandatory for Icelanders to wear masks or adhere to social distances. Prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir made the announcement on June 25 and it took effect at midnight.
The decision was made on the recommendation of Chief Epidemiologist Porolfur Gunasan. In Iceland, a maximum of 300 people is no longer required to gather in one place, wear a mask and observe a social distance of one meter.
This Nordic nation of Europe has dealt with the COVID epidemic quite well through rigorous testing and tracing process. The country has had to issue lockdowns several times to reduce infections.
However, the rules for quarantine and isolation on the Icelandic border remain the same; There have been incentives to take ‘personal security measures’.
Information on safety and prevention measures on Iceland’s Covid website states that “all areas that have been touched by many people, such as door handles and stairwells, need to be kept clean and disinfected regularly.”
From July 1, travelers who have a certificate to get the covid vaccine will no longer have to come to the Icelandic border and go through any more tests, according to Iceland Review magazine.
Tourists without a vaccine certificate must show a negative PCR test and enter a five-day quarantine to enter Iceland. However, children born in 2005 or later will not have to show any negative PCR test if they have a vaccine certificate.
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