Iceland aims to open borders on June 15

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From June 15, Iceland will be opening its borders again, according to Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

A 14-day quarantine will not be compulsory for passengers arriving at Keflavík International Airport, but instead, they will be given the option of being screened for COVID-19.

Following their test at the airport, arrivals will go to their overnight accommodations, where they will await the results. Each visitor will be asked to download the COVID-19 tracing application, entitled ‘Rakning C-19’, which assists the authorities with tracing transmissions.

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Iceland’s minister of tourism, industry and innovation, Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir said: “When travellers return to Iceland, we want to have all mechanisms in place to safeguard them and the progress made in controlling the pandemic. Iceland’s strategy of large-scale testing, tracing and isolating have proven effective so far. We want to build on that experience of creating a safe place for those who want a change of scenery after what has been a tough spring for all of us.”

The proposed border opening depends on the continued decline of cases in Iceland.