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Iceland lifts all Covid-19 restrictions

Iceland has said it will lift all Covid-19 restrictions domestically over fifteen months after restrictions were first imposed.

From tomorrow, the end has come for rules surrounding mask-wearing, social distancing, public gatherings and operating hours for bars and nightclubs.

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“It’s a strange feeling, having so often been here … to announce tougher measures, but today’s the day we’re going to lift them,” Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said.

Iceland will be the first nation in Europe to lift all restrictions.

“We’re reinstating the society we’re used to living in,” Health Minister Svandis Svavarsdottir said.

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88% of the over 16-years-old population in Iceland has received at least one Covid-19 vaccine.

Travellers entering Iceland will be still subject to restrictions, such as requiring a negative PCR test on arrival, and another five days after arrival.

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