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Guidelines for those who come from abroad to study or work at the University of Iceland while COVID-19 restrictions apply

Testing

Passengers coming to Iceland have to present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of their time of departure to Iceland. They then have undergo two tests for COVID-19 with a 5-day quarantine interval between tests until the results of the second test have been discovered.  

Those who provide valid proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to provide a PCR-test prior to boarding and are also exempt from screening and quarantine measures at the border. The same applies to those who can provide proof of prior infection.

All passengers traveling to Iceland are required to fill out a pre-registration form before arrival, which includes their contact information, address during their quarantine in Iceland and a declaration of health. 

Until the second test proves negative everyone is obligated to stay in quarantine.

Instructions for quarantine.

Field trips

Staff and students coming from abroad must have the results from a second test before they can go on field trips.

Teachers running field trips will urge students to respect general epidemic prevention rules and to respect the two-metre rule as much as possible.

The Rakning app

Everyone is encouraged to install the COVID-19 tracing app, Rakning, on their phone and keep it there for 14 days at least.

Note: These guidelines apply to everybody coming from abroad, Icelanders and foreigners alike.

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