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  • May 15. 2020 Ministry of Justice

    Temporary travel restrictions extended until 15 June

    The travel restrictions that came into effect on 20 March have been extended until 15 June 2020, in accordance with...


  • 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 06. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Iceland eases restrictions - all children's activities back to normal

    97% of patients have recovered, 99,4% of outcomes so far are recoveries, 10 fatalities due to COVID-19 have been confirmed. Only two new cases in the past seven days. Large scale testing,...


  • 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 22. 2020 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health

    Iceland Introduces Temporary Schengen Border Controls and 14-day Quarantine for International Arrivals

    In accordance with recommendations from Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist, the Minister of Health has changed the current rules restrictions on arrivals due to the COVID-19 epidemic.  Quarantine Mea...


  • 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 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 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 20. 2020 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice

    Iceland implements Schengen and EU travel restrictions

    Iceland has implemented the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area and the European Union. As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to ...


  • March 13. 2020 Ministry of Education Science and Culture, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Stricter measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19

    The Government has announced a ban on gatherings of 100 people or more, starting Monday 16 March. Universities and upper secondary schools will close for four weeks ...


  • 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...


  • October 18. 2019 Ministry of Justice

    Iceland Calls Financial Action Task Force ‘Grey List’ Decision Unwarranted and Disproportionate

    The Government of Iceland disagrees with the decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to place the country on its list of jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. The decision is ...


  • February 15. 2019 Ministry of Justice

    Reports on the Rights of the Child

    In accordance with Article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Iceland has prepared this combined fifth and sixth report on the measures taken to implement the CRC and the second re...


  • December 04. 2017 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government

    New Government Takes Office

    The government took over the reins formally at a meeting of the Council of State held at the presidential residence at Bessastaðir on 30 November. The new government is a three-party coalition of the ...


  • October 04. 2017 Ministry of Justice

    New regulation accelerates asylum procedures

    The Minister of Justice has made changes to the regulation on foreigners (775/2017) regarding asylum procedures and services to applicants of international protection. The changes aim mainly at accele...


  • May 01. 2017 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government

    Two new ministries commence operation

    Ministry of JusticeThe Minister of Justice is Sigríður Á. Andersen, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice is Haukur Guðmundsson.Among the functions of the Ministry of Justice are the...


  • March 14. 2016 Ministry of Justice

    Presidential Election 2016

    Under the Constitution of the Republic of Iceland, any person who has reached the age of 35 and who meets the requirements for being able to vote in elections to the Althingi (with the exception of th...

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