From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Unvaccinated May Still Face Border Restrictions, Daily Numbers

COVID Roundup: Unvaccinated May Still Face Border Restrictions, Daily Numbers

Published February 22, 2022

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Domestic restrictions and border restrictions are set to be completed lifted by February 28th, and the government is currently meeting over what restrictions may be lifted for the vaccinated.

We have been having some awful weather here as of late, so we’re specially grateful for our comfy traditional lopapeysa sweaters, the beautiful woolen garments which have been keeping Icelanders warm for generations. They’re available in our shop, and ours are hand-knitted right here in Iceland.

However, Vísir reports that according to their sources, the big question is whether “no border restrictions” will apply to everyone regardless of vaccination status, and there may be some restrictions in the cards for unvaccinated people. As it stands now, the current border restrictions are set to be lifted on February 28th, after which time those who can present proof of vaccination will be allowed to enter the country without taking a PCR test.

In terms of daily numbers, there were 2,415 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, with an additional 98 reported cases at the border. 245 are in border screening quarantine, with 12,325 in isolation. There are currently 52 people in hospital with the coronavirus and two in intensive care.

288,150 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 16th, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 201,507 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. Bear in mind that this is the last week for getting vaccinated or boostered at Laugardalshöll; after that, you will have to consult your area health clinic.

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

More information can be found at covid.is/data 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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