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  • July 03. 2020 Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland one of the UN Member States in Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions

    Iceland will be among the UN Member States chosen to lead one of the UN Women Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions, as has been announced. Iceland will lead the Action Coalition on gender-based...


  • July 01. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Few active COVID-19 cases found in border tests - new cases in line with what was expected

    Since 15 June Iceland has offered all international arrivals the opportunity to undergo COVID-19 testing at their point of entry as an alternative to a 14-day quarantine. The rule does not apply to mi...


  • June 30. 2020 Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Travel restrictions for residents of 15 countries to be lifted soon

    Iceland will soon lift travel restrictions for residents of fifteen states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. EU/Schengen citizens and residents are free to t...


  • June 26. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Price for border screening decreases

    Starting 1 July, passengers who choose to be tested on arrival will be charged a fee of ISK 11,000 if paid on site, but ISK 9000 if paid in advance. The fee is lower than initially announced (ISK 150...


  • June 23. 2020 Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    New Climate Action Plan - Iceland will fulfil its commitments and more

    With the measures presented today, Iceland is expected to achieve a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – The binding Effort Sharing reduction target to meet the commitments of the ...


  • June 16. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Easing of restrictions on gatherings on 15 June

    On June 15, the Minister of Health announced a further relaxation of the restrictions of gatherings that have been in place due to COVID-19. The main change is that larger gatherings will now be limi...


  • June 15. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Travellers to be tested at border - Science to guide path to the easing of travel restrictions

    Starting today, Monday 15 June, Iceland will offer voluntary testing for COVID-19 for passengers arriving in Iceland, as an alternative to a 14-day quarantine. This is the first step in a carefully ma...


  • June 12. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

    Changes in travel restrictions until 1 July

    Iceland will continue to implement the EU/Schengen travel restrictions, which have now been extended until 1 July. EU, EFTA, and UK nationals will continue to be able to enter Iceland under the condit...


  • June 12. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Progress of the plan for removal of Capital Controls

    The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs today published a report on the progress of plans to remove restrictions on cross-border capital movements and foreign currency trading. The minister shall...


  • June 12. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Regulation on quarantine, isolation and testing for COVID-19 at the border

    On 15 June a new and amended regulations regarding on quarantine, isolation, testing for COVID-19 will take effect


  • June 08. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Information for travellers arriving in Iceland from 15 June 2020

    Passengers arriving in Iceland from 15 June can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to go into quarantine for two weeks. This is in line with  the Chief Epidemiologi...


  • June 05. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Information for travellers arriving in Iceland from 15 June 2020

    The Government has today announced that all passengers arriving in Iceland from 15 June can choose to be tested for COVID-19 (free of charge for an initial two-week period) or quarantine for two weeks...


  • June 02. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health

    Testing for international arrivals to start on 15 June​

    The Government has today confirmed its plans of offering the option of a COVID-19 test from 15 June to all international arrivals as an alternative to the two-week quarantine requirement, in place sin...


  • May 27. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury issues eurobond

    Today the Republic of Iceland issued bonds in the amount of 500 million euros, the equivalent of ISK 76bn. The bonds bear fixed interest of 0.625% and have a 6-year maturity, offering investors a yiel...


  • May 26. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health

    Report of the working group on COVID-19 testing for international arrivals

    A working group appointed by the Minister of Health to prepare for COVID-19 testing for international arrivals submitted their report yesterday. In short, the report outlines the possible implementat...


  • May 25. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Easing of restrictions on gatherings

    The Ministry of Health has announced the outlines for a significant easing of restrictions on gatherings. The new measures take effect on 25 May. Like all prior measures, they are in adherence to the ...


  • May 22. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Fitch Revises Iceland's Outlook to Negative; Affirms at A

    Fitch Ratings has revised Iceland’s Outlook to Negative from Stable and affirmed Iceland’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’. The revision of the Outlook to Negative refle...


  • May 15. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    S&P Global Ratings Affirms Iceland´s ratings at 'A/A-1'; Outlook Remains Stable

    International rating agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Iceland’s sovereign ratings at A/A-1 with a stable outlook. The rating agency assumes that Iceland´s economy will contract by 7.5% in 20...


  • May 15. 2020 Ministry of Justice

    Temporary travel restrictions extended until 15 June

    The travel restrictions that came into effect on 20 March have been extended until 15 June 2020, in accordance with...


  • May 14. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland jumps four spots on ILGA-Europe's Rainbow Europe Map and Index

    Iceland jumps up four places on ILGA-Europe‘s Rainbow Europe 2020 Map and Index, a review of the legal and policy situation for LGBTI people in Europe. Iceland is now in the 14th spot, placing 18th la...

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