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  • 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 then choose between a 14-day quarantine and a double testing ...


  • August 12. 2020

    Modified rules on restrictions on public gatherings take effect on 14 August

    Rules on social distancing will be eased for colleges, universities, and sports, according to a new announcement issued by Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health. Otherwise, the general rule of the...


  • 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 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...


  • July 09. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Treasury outcome for 2019 positive by ISK 42bn

    The results of the Government accounts for 2019 have now been published and the accounts sent to Parliament. According to the accounts, the outcome was positive by ISK 42bn, as compared with a surplus...


  • July 06. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Joint press statement: Nordic Foreign Ministers receive report on Nordic cooperation on foreign and security policy

    On 30 October 2019, the foreign ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden decided to task Mr. Björn Bjarnason of Iceland to prepare an independent report with non-binding proposals on ...


  • July 03. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    COVID-19: Decision on revised border screening regulations

    The Minister of Health has agreed to the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations to revise the current border-screening regulations, to be issued and effective no later than 13 July. The revision will...


  • 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...


  • July 01. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Few active COVID-19 cases found in border tests - new cases in line with what was expected

    Since 15 June Iceland has offered all international arrivals the opportunity to undergo COVID-19 testing at their point of entry as an alternative to a 14-day quarantine. The rule does not apply to mi...


  • June 30. 2020 Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Travel restrictions for residents of 15 countries to be lifted soon

    Iceland will soon lift travel restrictions for residents of fifteen states outside the EU/Schengen Area in line with the decision of EU Member States. EU/Schengen citizens and residents are free to t...


  • June 26. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Price for border screening decreases

    Starting 1 July, passengers who choose to be tested on arrival will be charged a fee of ISK 11,000 if paid on site, but ISK 9000 if paid in advance. The fee is lower than initially announced (ISK 150...


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

    Easing of restrictions on gatherings on 15 June

    On June 15, the Minister of Health announced a further relaxation of the restrictions of gatherings that have been in place due to COVID-19. The main change is that larger gatherings will now be limi...


  • June 15. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Travellers to be tested at border - Science to guide path to the easing of travel restrictions

    Starting today, Monday 15 June, Iceland will offer voluntary testing for COVID-19 for passengers arriving in Iceland, as an alternative to a 14-day quarantine. This is the first step in a carefully ma...


  • June 12. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

    Changes in travel restrictions until 1 July

    Iceland will continue to implement the EU/Schengen travel restrictions, which have now been extended until 1 July. EU, EFTA, and UK nationals will continue to be able to enter Iceland under the condit...


  • June 12. 2020 Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Progress of the plan for removal of Capital Controls

    The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs today published a report on the progress of plans to remove restrictions on cross-border capital movements and foreign currency trading. The minister shall...

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