In Isolation Instead of Getting Married

Vala Hafstað

The plans of a US couple in their 30s, who came to Iceland to get married, fell through when the man tested positive for COVID-19 at the border, mbl.is reports.

According to Gylfi Þór Þorsteinsson, director of quarantine facilities in Iceland, the couple arrived in Iceland June 17, and their wedding was planned for Monday this week.

Instead, the man is in isolation at a quarantine facility, while the woman is there in quarantine. Since she tested negative, they are not allowed to share a room.

“She will be spending seven days in quarantine, since she was exposed, and he must spend 14 days in isolation,” Gylfi states. “They are within earshot of each other. I guess we’ll allow her to stay here until he’s out of isolation.”

The wedding plans are up in the air. Gylfi states the couple were offered to get married at the quarantine facility. They have not responded to that offer yet.

At present, there are 30 guests at the quarantine facility on Rauðarárstígur and 300 at Fosshótel on Þórunnartún. A third hotel, Hótel Stormur, is being rented for the same purpose, but no one is staying there at present.

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