At a push convention on Tuesday, the Icelandic Primary Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that from June fifteen, the 14-day quarantine will no lengthier be obligatory for passengers arriving at Keflavík International Airport outside the house of Reykjavik. Alternatively, holidaymakers and Icelandic citizens getting into the country will be supplied the choice of becoming screened for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

After becoming screened at the airport, arriving passengers will go to their right away lodging, exactly where they await the success. In addition, each and every arriving passenger will be questioned to obtain the COVID-19 tracing app, Rakning C-19, which helps authorities trace the origin of transmissions. 

Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir, minister of tourism, industry and innovation reported in an announcement, “When vacationers return to Iceland, we want to have all mechanisms in area to safeguard them and the development made in managing the pandemic. Iceland’s method of substantial-scale tests, tracing and isolating have demonstrated effective so considerably we want to make on that expertise.”

The proposed border opening relies upon on the ongoing decrease of conditions in Iceland. At this issue, only a few conditions of the virus have been identified in May only fifteen individuals have the virus in Iceland and extra than fifteen percent of Iceland’s inhabitants has been analyzed. Authorities said it could also be executed earlier than June fifteen if preparations go nicely, and the range of conditions remains lower. The tests may perhaps be applied towards even more study of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

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