From Iceland — Border Screening To Remain The Same Until December

Border Screening To Remain The Same Until December

Published October 2, 2020

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Art Bicnick
Icelandic border screening arrangements will remain the same until 1 December, RÚV reports.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir confirmed that the restrictions and processes currently in place would not be changed “unless there is reason to review it”. Ministers will meet with the epidemic authorities this afternoon to discuss the status of the domestic epidemic.

The current arrangement means that everyone entering the country must go for a screening at the border, be quarantined and then go for a second screening 5 days later.

“We will then meet this afternoon with the epidemic authorities where we will better discuss the situation that has arisen during the domestic epidemic,” says Katrín.

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