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  • January 21. 2021 Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Nordic-Baltic countries engage the IMF to conduct an analysis of cross-border money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the region

    In the context of a voluntary effort, the Nordic-Baltic countries have asked the IMF to analyse most pertinent ML/TF threats and vulnerabilities in the region given the interconnectedness of the finan...


  • 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 ...


  • October 23. 2020 Ministry of Justice

    Iceland no longer on FATF grey list

    At its Annual General Meeting the International Financial Action Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (FATF) has today decided that Iceland will be removed from the list of coun...


  • August 14. 2020 Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industries and Innovation, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, 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 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, 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. 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, 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, 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, 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...

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