Iceland cancels covid: stop all restrictions

Stop with masks and spacing, no restrictions. Iceland is the first country on the European continent to return to full normalcy. Starting tomorrow, all anti-covid measures will fall: after 15 months you will no longer have to wear a mask, keep social distances or limit the number of people gathered. This was announced at a press conference by the Minister of Health, Svandis Svavarsdotti, according to reports from the Iceland monitor. As for arrivals from abroad on the island, starting from July 1st, those who show a valid certificate of recovery from the covid or immunization with vaccines recognized by the EMA or the WHO will be able to freely enter the country without undergoing tests. No tests will be required for minors born after 2005. The announcement comes after no new infection has occurred in the last week, while the vaccination campaign is proceeding successfully. 87% of Icelanders over 16 have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 60% are fully immunized. The minister stressed that Iceland is the first Nordic country to lift all restrictions and probably the first in Europe. “Enjoy the summer, and thank you for joining us in this fight,” he said, addressing the citizens. A country of 366 thousand inhabitants, Iceland recorded 6,500 infections and 30 deaths during the pandemic.

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