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  • 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, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    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...


  • August 05. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Access to quarantine facilities will be limited

    The Ministry of Health has amended Regulation no. 747/2021 that will limit access to quarantine facilities in Iceland. Recently, there has been a lot of strain on the quarantine facilities but the new...


  • July 23. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Restrictions on gatherings as of 25 July

    As of Sunday 25 July, general limit of gatherings in Iceland will be 200 persons and social distancing rules will take effect again. These are the main measures introduced in a new regulation from the...


  • July 19. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health

    COVID-19 test certificate required before departure for vaccinated travellers

    As of 27 July, all vaccinated persons and those that can present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old befo...


  • July 08. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Signing of a Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, has signed on behalf of Iceland a new Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Iceland, Li...


  • July 07. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    EFTA Ministers meet in Siglufjördur

    On 6 July 2021, EFTA Ministers convened for an informal meeting in Siglufjörður, Iceland, as an opening to Iceland’s one-year chairmanship of the EFTA Council. It was the first physical meeting of the...


  • July 05. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya visited Iceland

    The human rights situation in Belarus and Iceland´s support to the cause of reform movements in the country were the main topics of discussion at a meeting between Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister...


  • June 25. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Iceland removes all domestic COVID restrictions

    - Social distancing, limits on gatherings, mask-wearing, limits on opening hours are all removed as of midnight - 87 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose of a vaccine - Icel...


  • June 14. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Border screening of vaccinated travellers stopped after 1 July

    The Minister of Health has decided, in keeping with the recommendation of the Chief Epidemiologist, to retain the current measures to contain the spread of infections at the borders until 1 July. Aft...


  • June 04. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Conclusion of a new Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom

    Iceland, together with Liechtenstein and Norway, has concluded a new Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development...


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

    Interoperable European COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travellers

    A trial project is being undertaken for the reception of a European digital COVID-19 certificate at the borders of Iceland for those arriving to the country. The first passengers carrying such certifi...


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

    COVID-19: Amended rules on staying in quarantine facilities entering into force on the 31st of May

    As from the 31st of May the provision stipulating a compulsory stay in quarantine facilities for people arriving from specific high-risk areas ceases to apply.  As from that time, only those who...


  • May 26. 2021 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister's meeting with Nordic Ministers for Development and UNESCO Director-General

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, took part in the yearly consultation meeting between the Nordic Ministers for Development and UNE...

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