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  • July 30. 2020 Ministry of Health, Prime Minister's Office, 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 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...


  • 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 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...


  • 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 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 11. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Webpage on the Chairmanship of the Icelandic Prime Minister in the Council of Women World Leaders

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, became Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders in February 2020. A special webpage dedicated to her chairmanship in the council has been launched. T...


  • May 06. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister of Iceland and Austrian Minister of Equality discuss COVID-19 and gender equality

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland and Susanne Raab, Federal Minister for Women and Integration in Austria had, earlier this week, a conference call where they discussed the effects of the...


  • May 06. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Women Leaders Virtual Roundtable on COVID-19

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, participated last week in a Women Leaders Virtual Roundtable on COVID-19 and the Future which was convened by UN Women and OECD to address the dispropor...


  • April 28. 2020 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Government of Iceland announces increased support for companies and extension of part-time unemployment benefits

    Icelandic companies that have suffered substantial revenue losses due to the COVID-19 crisis will be given the opportunity to apply for government support to pay a portion of salary costs during the e...


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

    Government of Iceland Announces Second Phase of Economic Response Package to the COVID-19 Crisis

    Worth up to 420m USD, the latest phase of the economic response focuses on support and protections for small enterprises, innovation and vulnerable groups. Prioritisation of innovation with incre...


  • April 14. 2020 Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Restrictions to be gradually lifted starting 4 May

    At a press conference today, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Justice introduced steps to lift the restrictions currently in place in Iceland due to the COVID-19 outbrea...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 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 10. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Transport and Local Government

    Economic response to COVID-19

    The Government of Iceland’s action plan to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19 aims to reduce and shorten the impact on business and the economy while also creating the conditions for a swift r...


  • February 21. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    The Icelandic government seeks to lead an action coalition of the Generation Equality Forum

    The Icelandic government has welcomed UN Women’s Gender Equality Forum and expressed its interest to take on a leadership to support the initiative during the next five years. 2020 marks the 25th anni...


  • January 16. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    The Prime Minister’s Committee for the Future publishes a report on Icelandic society in 2035–2040

    The Committee for the Future, appointed by the Prime Minister, has published a report on Icelandic society in 2035-2040. The publication is the first report by the committee and addresses economic, en...

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