April 25. 2022 /
Iceland to welcome up to 140 vulnerable refugees from Ukraine
The Government of Iceland approved on April 22 a recommendation of the Prime Minister, Minister of Social Affairs and the Labour Market, Minister of Justice, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of ...
March 07. 2022 /
The Minister of Justice permits temporary protection due to mass flight
The Minister of Justice has decided, following local and international consultations, to immediately activate Article 44 of the Foreign Nationals Act No 80/2016, in light of the mass flight following ...
January 07. 2022 /
COVID-19: Border measures remain unchanged until the end of February
Regulation on COVID-19 measures at the border will remain unchanged until 28 February. Proposals on measures for the spring will be introduced no later than 20 February. This was decided at a cabinet...
January 04. 2022 /
Agreement between Iceland and the United Kingdom on Youth Mobility
UK nationals can now apply for Working Holiday residence permits in Iceland and Icelandic nationals are eligible to apply for Youth Mobility Scheme visas in the UK. This is based on an agreement betwe...
August 27. 2021 /
The Government Approves the Proposals of the Refugee Committee
In its meeting on Tuesday, the Icelandic government approved the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Minister of Social Affairs and Children, Minister of Justice and Minister for Foreign Affairs to ...
August 09. 2021 /
Vaccinated passengers with ties to Iceland to undergo testing
As of August 16, vaccinated passengers with ties to Iceland must undergo testing within 48 hours of arrival in Iceland. Individuals with ties to Iceland are: Icelandic citizens Individuals do...
May 21. 2021 /
COVID-19: Border measures extended to 15th of June
Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health of Iceland, has decided to extend the application of current government regulation on quarantine, isolation and testing at the border of Iceland in connectio...
April 20. 2021 /
COVID-19: Temporary introduction of stricter border measures
The Government of Iceland has announced temporary border measures to counter the domestic spread of COVID-19. These measures aim to create conditions to allow lifting domestic restrictions as much as ...
March 25. 2021 /
Regulation exempting vaccinated non-Schengen travellers from travel restrictions to come into force on 6 April
The Minister of Justice of Iceland has decided that the previously announced decision to exempt from travel restrictions those who can provide proof of vaccination or prior infection will take effect ...
March 16. 2021 /
Exemption from border measures for vaccinated individuals to be extended to non-Schengen countries
The Icelandic government has announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and...
January 21. 2021 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 /
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 limit...