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  • November 27. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Stricter border measures due to new Omicron variant

    All passengers that have stayed in a defined high-risk zone for more than 24 hours in the past 14 days shall undergo a PCR test upon arrival followed by quarantine that ends with another test five da...


  • November 24. 2021 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COP26 results a cause for optimism, says Iceland‘s Environment Minister

    Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Iceland‘s Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, says that the final results of COP26 in Glasgow is a source of optimism for the most urgent task of the 21st ...


  • November 17. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education Science and Culture

    Iceland elected to the UNESCO Executive Board

    Iceland has been elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation at its ongoing General Conference in Paris. Iceland received 168 votes in today’...


  • November 12. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Stricter measures, a 50 person restriction on the number of people at gatherings, and a substantial vaccination push

    The Minister of Health has, in keeping with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, decided to implement much stricter disease-prevention measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections...


  • November 10. 2021 / Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland’s candidacy emphases presented at the UNESCO General Conference

    Delegates of Iceland have presented their points of emphases for Iceland’s Executive Board candidacy to the UNESCO General Conference. Iceland has been increasing its activities and contributions...


  • November 09. 2021 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland‘s message at COP26: We need to upgrade our pledges

    The message from Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir at the UN Climte Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow was clear. We need to do more, since the Paris pledges will not suffice to keep global warming...


  • November 04. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Quarantine measures at the border to remain unchanged until 15 January 2022

    The Minister of Health has decided to extend the application of the regulation on COVID-19 quarantine measures at the border in line with the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist. The regulation...


  • October 22. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Active participation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Arctic Circle assembly

    Guðlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, took an active part in the Arctic Circle assembly at Harpa in Reykjavík, wh...


  • October 20. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Further easing of local restrictions in Iceland

    General restrictions on numbers will be 2,000 persons, the mask requirement will be lifted, the opening hours of restaurants will be extended by one hour and the registration obligation for guests wil...


  • September 29. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health

    COVID-19: The rules about restrictions at the border will be changing as of 1 October

    The requirement that individuals with ties to Iceland must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in Iceland will be abolished. Connecting passengers who do not leave the bord...


  • September 24. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New report on Icelandic-Polish relations

    Relations between Iceland and Poland should be further strengthened, and the presence of Iceland in Poland increased, according to a new report of a working group that Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minis...


  • September 23. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Signing of a joint declaration on increased co-operation between Iceland and Greenland

    Today, on the West-Nordic Day, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, and Pele Broberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Industry, Trade and Clim...


  • September 20. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    International Equal Pay Day event of Iceland and the OECD

    To mark the second International Equal Pay Day, Iceland and the OECD hosted an event at the OECD headquarters in Paris on Friday, dedicated to equal pay and gender equality in the labour market. The I...


  • September 15. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland and Sweden sign Joint Declaration on defence cooperation

    Guðlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland, and Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defence of Sweden, signed today a Joint Declaration ...


  • September 09. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    International Equal Pay Day Online Event: Equal Pay, What Do We Gain?

    The Government of Iceland and the OECD invite you to an online event on 17 September 2021 marking the second International Equal Pay Day. The event "Equal Pay, What Do We Gain?" will highlight experie...


  • September 09. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New report on Icelandic-Faroese relations

    Increased co-operation in the field of trade, health and education are among the proposals of a new report on how to strengthen the relations between Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Gudlaugur Thór Thór...


  • August 27. 2021 / Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs

    The Government Approves the Proposals of the Refugee Committee

    In its meeting on Tuesday, the Icelandic government approved the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Minister of Social Affairs and Children, Minister of Justice and Minister for Foreign Affairs to ...


  • August 13. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Absentee voting abroad has commenced

    Absentee voting abroad for the parliamentary elections in Iceland on 25 September 2021 commences today, 13 August, and will take place in all Icelandic embassies abroad, as well as in Consulate genera...


  • August 10. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Current restrictions on gatherings extended to August 27

    Iceland’s Minister of Health has decided, in accordance with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, to extend the current regulation on restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 by two week...


  • August 09. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office

    Vaccinated passengers with ties to Iceland to undergo testing

    As of August 16, vaccinated passengers with ties to Iceland must undergo testing within 48 hours of arrival in Iceland. Individuals with ties to Iceland are: Icelandic citizens Individuals do...

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