From Iceland — COVID: New Pandemic Restrictions Announced, Latest Numbers

COVID: New Pandemic Restrictions Announced, Latest Numbers

Published January 14, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
John Pearson

Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason submitted new pandemic restriction recommendations to the government this morning, who in turn went over them at a meeting. Following its conclusion, Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson announced that the social gathering limit has been reduced from 20 people to 10. All other current pandemic restrictions will remain in place until February 2nd.

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Although the pandemic restrictions that were to expire last Tuesday were extended for another three weeks, Þórólfur stated at a press conference on Wednesday that he would likely propose tightening restrictions further, as soon as before the weekend.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 1,133 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 88 at the border.

743 are in border screening quarantine, with 11,061 in domestic quarantine and 9,671 in isolation. There are currently 43 people in hospital and eight in intensive care.

285,125 people aged 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of January 14th, comprising 91% of this age group. 171,895 have also received booster shots.

Getting a booster shot is a very straightforward process, with no barcode required. More information on that can be found here. For your first and second vaccination, you can sign up here.

As always, be sure to abide the domestic restrictions and border regulations.

More information can be found at and, in Icelandic, below. Bear in mind that it may take some time for daily figures to be updated in languages other than Icelandic.

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