From Iceland — Despite Large Number Of Cases, Flight Not Fully Quarantined

Despite Large Number Of Cases, Flight Not Fully Quarantined

Published July 29, 2021

Erik Pomrenke
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A flight from Crete returning with graduates from Flensborg College in Hafnarfjörður was not fully quarantined, despite at least 30 COVID cases on the flight.

DV reports that the flight arrived Friday night after a graduation trip. The trip was not organized by the school or student association.

On the plane were also passengers of the travel agency, Úrval Útsýn. Although passengers were told on Saturday to report for sampling, Vísir reports that it was not until Sunday that the passengers were officially told to quarantine.

Some passengers voluntarily went into quarantine after hearing the news, but the official message was not sent until Sunday, leading to some confusion and uncertainty among the passengers.

Hjördís Guðmundsdóttir, information officer for the Civil Defense, says that it is procedure for quarantine messages to be mediated through travel agencies and airlines.

Speaking to Vísir, she stated:

“We are not directly concerned, but of course it would have been good if everyone had received the same message immediately.”

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