Health certificates - IMPORTANT

Students need to provide the following health certificates before arrival and show them to the ward manager on the first day of their clinical practice.
! Note that without these certificates students are not allowed to participate in the clinical practice at Landspitali.

  • MRSA test certificate: A recent (not more than approx. 7 days old) negative MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) screening test, from samples taken from nostrils, throat or rashes (if present).
  • Tuberculosis status certificate: Proof of the tuberculosis status; a recent (less than one year old) negative Mantoux (PPD) test or a report of negative chest X-ray. If the Mantoux test is positive, bring a report of negative chest X-ray and a confirmation of non-infectious status.
  • Immunization certificates: Certification of immunization against Diphteria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measels (Morbilli), Rubella and Mumps (Parotitis epidemica).
  • Hepatitis B immunization certificate: Students doing clinical rotations (or working with human blood/tissue) need to be immunized against Hepatitis B (with completion of minimum two of the three basic immunizations, meaning that the vaccination must have started at least one month before departure).