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  • January 18. 2021 Prime Ministers Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland hosts first activist led conference against gender-based violence in over 25 years

    The Government of Iceland and city of Reykjavik will host the Reykjavik Dialogue and Conference, on August 16th-18th 2021. This three-day event will be the first conference led by international activi...


  • January 15. 2021 Ministry of Health, Prime Ministers Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Covid-19 screening mandatory for arriving passengers until spring

    As of today, all passengers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Iceland, followed by a 5–6-day quarantine and a second screening at the end of quarantine period. This procedure will remain in plac...


  • December 18. 2020 Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, Prime Ministers Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland announces enhanced ambition at Climate Ambition Summit

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, announced on 12 December that Iceland would enhance its ambition in emissions cuts. The announcement came at the Climate Ambition Summit, convened by th...


  • December 09. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland's Foreign Minister at World Press Freedom Roundtable

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, addressed a ministerial roundtable today on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity, host...


  • November 21. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Border measures to be reviewed by 15 January

    The Icelandic Government has announced that current border measures to limit the influx of COVID-19 infections will remain mostly unchanged until 1 February next year. These measures include a choice ...


  • November 19. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland contributes to the UNESCO IPDC

    On 18 November 2020, UNESCO and Iceland signed an Agreement, aiming at providing the first financial support of Iceland to the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). The ...


  • November 06. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Virtual Meeting of the UNESCO Gender Equality Group of Friends in October

    The UNESCO Group of Friends for Gender Equality met virtually on 29 October 2020. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Unnur Orradóttir-Ramette, Permanent Delegate of Iceland, and Ms. Yara Al Ghaf...


  • October 29. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    U.S. Iceland Economic Dialogue held for the second time

    The United States and Iceland held their second Economic Dialogue earlier this week, on October 27. The Economic Dialogue was jointly established by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Minister f...


  • October 12. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    The Embassy of Iceland in Oslo will be closed 16-20 October 2020.

    The Embassy of Iceland in Oslo will be closed 16-20 October 2020. This is due to renovation work at the Embassy. The Embassy will open again 21 October on the 7th floor in the same building, Storting...


  • October 01. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister of Iceland addressed the UN General Assembly

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of Iceland, stressed the importance of safeguarding and strengthening multilateral cooperation in his annual ad...


  • September 11. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Call for action - International Equal Pay Day, 18 September

    International Equal Pay Day will be celebrated for the first time this 18 September. On the occasion of this event the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), of which Iceland is a member, hosts a v...


  • September 04. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Joint Nordic Statement at a UNSC meeting on the situation in Belarus

    Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland, delivered a Joint Nordic Statement at a special meeting of the United Nations Securit...


  • August 18. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    New rules on quarantine, isolation and screening at the border

    Passengers arriving in Iceland on and after 19 August 2020 may choose either to submit to two screening tests for COVID-19, separated by five days’ quarantine until the results of the second test are ...


  • August 14. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Double border screening for all arriving passengers

    The Government of Iceland has decided to impose more comprehensive border-screening measures as of 19 August. All arriving passengers must choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double tes...


  • July 30. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Iceland takes precautionary measures

    New clusters of domestic infections are being investigated Gathering limit set at 100 individuals Continued emphasis on personal hygienic measures and individual responsibility Renewed r...


  • July 23. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Further easing of restrictions announced

    No new domestic infections in the last three weeks 11 active infections found in border screening during the same period Local incidence in the past 14 days is 0, but 2,2 per 100 thousand...


  • July 16. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

    Revised list - residents of twelve non-EEA and Schengen states allowed to visit Iceland

    European Union Member States have updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions at the external border should be gradually lifted. Two countries have been removed from the list: Serbia a...


  • July 14. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Travellers from Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany to be exempt from screening and quarantine requirements

    Iceland's chief epidemiologist has decided that as of Thursday 16 July, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany will be removed from the list of high-risk countries. The effect of this change is that tr...


  • July 13. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

    Residents of fourteen non-EEA and Schengen states allowed to visit Iceland

    Update 16 July 2020: the list of non-EEA and Schengen states allowed to visit Iceland has been revised. The Minister of Justice has decided to extend the travel restrictions imposed by the EU and...


  • July 10. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health

    Icelanders and residents in Iceland to take special precautions after arriving in Iceland

    The Minister of Health has decided, based on the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiologist, that Icelandic citizens and residents of Iceland who choose to be tested upon arrival will have to take sp...

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