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  • 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...


  • May 14. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland and UK to further strengthen relations

    Iceland and the United Kingdom have today agreed on a Joint Vision outlining the main areas of cooperation between the two countries for the next 10 years. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Iceland’s Foreign M...


  • May 12. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Testing for international arrivals could start in June​

    The Government of Iceland has today announced that it expects to start easing restrictions on international arrivals no later than 15 June 2020, while from 15 May some professionals arriving in I...


  • May 08. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    276 million ISK in response to COVID-19 in developing countries

    The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has announced a comprehensive package of 276 million Icelandic króna (ISK) as a first response in the fight against COVID-19 in developing countries. The contribution ...


  • May 06. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Iceland eases restrictions - all children's activities back to normal

    97% of patients have recovered, 99,4% of outcomes so far are recoveries, 10 fatalities due to COVID-19 have been confirmed. Only two new cases in the past seven days. Large scale testing,...


  • April 09. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    80th anniversary of the Icelandic Foreign Service

    April marks the 80th anniversary of the Icelandic Foreign Service. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs was founded as an independent entity in April of 1940, responsible for the foreign policy of the Kin...


  • April 09. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health, Prime Minister's Office

    Covid-19 epidemic receding in Iceland - 295 new infections in the past seven days and 363 recoveries

    Iceland's Chief Epidemiologists said in yesterday's press briefing that the data suggests that the outbreak of Covid-19 in Iceland is showing clear signs of deceleration. He advises that the apparent ...


  • April 06. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Work in times of coronavirus

    Due to the COVID-19 virus the reception of the Embassy of Iceland will be closed to the public unt...


  • March 26. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Assisting Icelanders returning home

    Icelandic Diplomatic Missions around the world have had to shorten their opening hours due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our staff continue to serve from home via phone, email and other electronic mean...


  • March 25. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Strict measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Iceland

    Icelandic authorities are taking strict measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the country. The heaviest focus has been on testing, contact tracing and quarantine of individuals consi...


  • March 22. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Stricter measures enforced in Iceland: Ban on gatherings of more than 20 people

    The Icelandic government has announced a ban on gatherings of 20 people or more, starting Tuesday 24 March 2020. These measures are put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19 infection...


  • March 21. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Icelandic Government announces 1.6bn USD response package to the COVID-19 crisis

    Icelandic Government will take on up to 75 percent of salaries State-backed bridging loans for companies Deferral of tax payments Financial support for tourism sector One-off chi...


  • March 20. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

    Iceland implements Schengen and EU travel restrictions

    Iceland has implemented the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area and the European Union. As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to ...


  • March 18. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19 update

    The Government of Iceland has decided to advise Icelanders not to travel abroad under the current circumstances and Icelanders traveling abroad are encouraged to consider returning to Iceland earlie...


  • March 17. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Regional solidarity stressed at Nordic and NB8 conference call

    The Foreign Ministers of Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden emphasize the solidarity of the Nordic countries and their co-operation in the face of the great challenges facing the world at th...


  • March 15. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Health

    Large scale testing of general population in Iceland underway

    Updated on March 21, 2020, at 17:20 GMT Iceland has tested 9 768 individuals for COVID-19, which translates to 26 762 per million, compared with 6 343 in South Korea and 13 999 in Bahrein Ice...


  • March 14. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Health

    Icelanders advised not to travel abroad

    The Government of Iceland has decided to advise Icelanders not to travel abroad under the current circumstances and Icelanders traveling abroad are encouraged to consider returning to Iceland earlier ...


  • March 13. 2020 Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Stricter measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19

    The Government has announced a ban on gatherings of 100 people or more, starting Monday 16 March. Universities and upper secondary schools will close for four weeks ...


  • March 09. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Response to COVID-19 in Iceland

    This statement has been updated on March 13, 2020 Icelandic authorities have taken preventive steps to contain the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country. As Iceland has few entry poin...


  • February 17. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Report on Iceland in the UN Human Rights Council

    The objectives of Iceland's membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council have been achieved in all key respects. This is among the conclusions of a report prepared by the Icelandic Ministry f...

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