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  • March 12. 2021 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    North-Atlantic Fisheries Ministers Conference – March 11th, 2021 Effects of COVID-19 on the industry

    On March 11, North-Atlantic Fisheries Ministers met virtually to discuss the Effects of the COVID -19 Pandemic on the Fisheries Sector and Seafood markets. Joining Mr. Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Iceland...


  • December 15. 2020 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    A Sustainable Energy Future: An Energy Policy to the year 2050

    The first long-term energy policy for Iceland, A Sustainable Energy Future: An Energy Policy to the year 2050, has now been published in English and is accessible here. The policy has the objective o...


  • October 27. 2020 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Icelandic measures for remote workers put in place

    The Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Innovation, the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs have put in place measures to enable non-EEA foreign nationals to reside in ...


  • 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...


  • 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 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...


  • 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 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 of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Regulation on quarantine, isolation and testing for COVID-19 at the border

    On 15 June a new and amended regulations regarding on quarantine, isolation, testing for COVID-19 will take effect. The changes are in line with the recommendations of the Chief Epidemiolog...


  • 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...


  • June 05. 2020 / Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Information for travellers arriving in Iceland from 15 June 2020

    The Government has today announced that all passengers arriving in Iceland from 15 June can choose to be tested for COVID-19 (free of charge for an initial two-week period) or quarantine for two weeks...


  • 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...


  • April 14. 2020 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Nordic cooperation vital post COVID-19

    The Nordic Ministers of business met to discuss ways ways to focus on a cross-Nordic approach to re-energising the trade, industries, tourism, service sectors and innovative focused companies in the N...


  • March 25. 2020 / Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Strict measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Iceland

    Icelandic authorities are taking strict measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the country. The heaviest focus has been on testing, contact tracing and quarantine of individuals consi...


  • March 09. 2020 / Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Response to COVID-19 in Iceland

    This statement has been updated on March 13, 2020 Icelandic authorities have taken preventive steps to contain the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country. As Iceland has few entry poin...


  • February 28. 2020 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Lumpfish fishery 2020

    Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture has issued a regulation for the lumpfish fishery in 2020.  The regulation allows for 25 days fishing for each licence, but thenumber ...


  • March 22. 2019 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Joint understanding on the application of the third energy package towards Iceland

    Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson and Commissioner Canete discussed on 20 March 2019 the EU Third Energy Package, taking into account the unique situation in Iceland as concerns renewable ene...


  • September 10. 2018 / Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources

    Iceland launches new Climate Strategy, boosting efforts to reach Paris goals

    The Icelandic Government today announced a new Climate Strategy, intended to boost efforts in cutting net emissions. The new measures are to help Iceland meet its Paris Agreement targets for 2030 and ...


  • May 15. 2018 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Statement on Responsible Fisheries in Iceland

    This statement is presented by several responsible parties in the Icelandic fishing industry, the minister of fisheries, the Marine Research Institute, the Directorate of Fisheries and the Fisheries A...


  • May 15. 2018 / Ministry of Industries and Innovation

    Management Strategy and Harvest Control Rules

    The management strategy for Icelandic fish stocks, in general, is to maintain the exploitation rate at the level which is consistent with the Precautionary Approach and that generates maximum sustaina...

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