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  • October 07. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Double screening until December

    The current procedure of double screening for covid-19 at the border for all passengers arriving in Iceland is planned to remain in place until 1 December, unless circumstances warrant earlier easing...


  • October 06. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland welcomes Syrian families from Lesbos

    The Government of Iceland has agreed to receive refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos, with emphasis on vulnerable Syrian families. These families previously lived in the Moria refugee camp, which...


  • October 02. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister of Iceland addresses Beijing 25th anniversary meeting

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, addresses today the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FW...


  • October 01. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister Statement at the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Beijing+25

    Mr President, Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. As we celebrate the many important gains made for women‘s rights around the world, I want to pay tribute to the courage and strengt...


  • October 01. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister of Iceland addresses 25th anniversary meeting of the Beijing Women’s Conference

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, addresses today the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FW...


  • September 30. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    The world after COVID-19

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, discussed this morning the challenges facing the planet following the COVID-19 pandemic, at an international symposium hosted by the committee for...


  • September 28. 2020 Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Declaration of Intent on Funds for the Maintenance of Sustainable Development

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, together with parties constituting the majority of the Icelandic financial market have signed a declaration of intent on the use of funds to maintain s...


  • September 28. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    What will the future look like beyond COVID-19?

    The Prime Minister of Iceland opens an international, online symposium on changes, challenges and opportunities in various areas of society following the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday 30 September. T...


  • September 22. 2020 Prime Minister's Office

    The 75th UN General Assembly 2020 - Prime Minister's Adress

    Mr President, Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The United Nations was created with the vision to make the world a better and more peaceful place. It has been instrumental in prev...


  • September 11. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister's Office

    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...


  • August 18. 2020 Ministry of Health, Prime Minister's Office, 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, Prime Minister's Office, 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, 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...

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