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  • September 03. 2021 / Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Ministry of Health

    Reiteration of the disease prevention measures applicable upon arrival to Iceland

    Media coverage in recent days might be understood as implying that passengers coming to Iceland were not under obligation to present a negative result of a Covid-test upon arrival. In order to prevent...


  • August 27. 2021 / Ministry of Health

    COVID-19: Relaxations of disease prevention measures as from 28th of August

    The restrictions on the number of people who are allowed to gather in one location will in principle continue to be 200 and the rules requiring social distancing of at least one metre and mask wearing...


  • 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 20. 2021

    Moody’s affirms Iceland’s rating at A2, stable outlook

    Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has today affirmed Iceland’s local and foreign-currency issuer rating at A2. The senior unsecured foreign-currency rating has also been affirmed at A2, and the fo...


  • August 14. 2021 / Prime Minister's Office

    Ending gender-based violence: ​activists and survivors aim to shape global agenda

    Reykjavík, 14 August 2021: The Government of Iceland and the city of Reykjavík will welcome activists and survivors from around the world on August 16th-18th, digitally and in-person in a bid to haste...


  • August 14. 2021

    Ending gender-based violence: ​activists and survivors aim to shape the global agenda

    The Government of Iceland and the city of Reykjavík will welcome activists and survivors from around the world on August 16th-18th, digitally and in-person in a bid to hasten the end of gender-based v...


  • 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...


  • 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 29. 2021 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury outcome affected by the pandemic

    The results of the Government accounts for 2020 have now been published and the accounts sent to Parliament. According to the accounts, the outcome was negative by ISK 144bn, as compared with a surplu...


  • 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 16. 2021 / Ministry of Education Science and Culture

    Extensive report on the status of global Arctic research: Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic

    Following a successful 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) which was held in Tokyo in May, the newly released ASM3 Report is out now and publicly available. The Ministerial was co-hosted by Iceland...


  • June 14. 2021 / Ministry of Health

    COVID-19: Easing of restrictions on gatherings as of 15 June

    As of 15 June, general limit of gatherings will go from 150 persons to 300 persons and the distance rule will be one metre instead of two. There will be no distance rules at sit-down events, but ever...


  • 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...

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