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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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


  • 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 25. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Easing of restrictions on gatherings

    The Ministry of Health has announced the outlines for a significant easing of restrictions on gatherings. The new measures take effect on 25 May. Like all prior measures, they are in adherence to the ...


  • 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...

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