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  • May 21. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    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 / Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    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 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Stricter measures intended to stop new outbreak in Iceland

    Gatherings mostly limited to 10 people All in-person teaching halted, least until after Easter Measures to remain in place for three weeks Iceland will use AstraZeneca jab for those o...


  • March 20. 2021 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    A small volcanic eruption has started in Iceland

      No risk to Reykjavik, populated places and infrastructure No disturbance for international aviation At approximately 20.45 last night lava began flowing from a rupture in the ground ...


  • March 19. 2021 / Prime Minister's Office

    Commission on the Status of Women Statement by Katrín Jakobsdóttir

    Commission on the Status of Women Statement by H.E. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minster, Iceland 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 2021   Honourable chair. Social justi...


  • March 16. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    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...


  • March 04. 2021 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Possible volcanic activity in southwest Iceland

    Risk to populated areas and critical infrastructure considered very low Volcanic activity follows considerable seismic activity in the past week The type of eruption expected will not hav...


  • February 16. 2021 / Ministry of Health, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Travelers required to present negative PCR test before boarding

    Double screening for all arrivals remains in place Those who test positive in first screening may be required to isolate in a managed facility Temporary measures at border are intended al...


  • November 21. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Border measures to be reviewed by 15 January

    The Icelandic Government has announced that current border measures to limit the influx of COVID-19 infections will remain mostly unchanged until 1 February next year. These measures include a choice ...


  • November 20. 2020 / Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Local Government, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

    Resilience: strengthening Iceland’s foothold – Resilience subsidies and support for job-seekers, old-age pensioners, families with children, and vulnerable groups

    The Government has decided to pay a special supplement over and above basic unemployment benefits next year, so as to support the large group of people whose income-linked unemployment benefits will e...


  • November 13. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir hosts the Council of Women World Leader's Annual Meeting

    On November 9, 2020 H.E. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, gathered current and former women presidents and prime ministers for the Co...


  • October 12. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Eight stability measures

    Following discussions with employer and employee unions, the Government  presented a package of eight measures designed to promote social and economic stability in accordance with Living Standard...


  • October 07. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Double screening until December

    The current procedure of double screening for covid-19 at the border for all passengers arriving in Iceland is planned to remain in place until 1 December, unless circumstances warrant earlier easing...


  • October 06. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Iceland welcomes Syrian families from Lesbos

    The Government of Iceland has agreed to receive refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos, with emphasis on vulnerable Syrian families. These families previously lived in the Moria refugee camp, which...


  • October 02. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister of Iceland addresses Beijing 25th anniversary meeting

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, addresses today the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FW...


  • October 01. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister Statement at the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Beijing+25

    Mr President, Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. As we celebrate the many important gains made for women‘s rights around the world, I want to pay tribute to the courage and strengt...


  • October 01. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    Prime Minister of Iceland addresses 25th anniversary meeting of the Beijing Women’s Conference

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, addresses today the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW), whic...


  • September 30. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    The world after COVID-19

    Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, discussed this morning the challenges facing the planet following the COVID-19 pandemic, at an international symposium hosted by the committee for...


  • 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...


  • September 28. 2020 / Prime Minister's Office

    What will the future look like beyond COVID-19?

    The Prime Minister of Iceland opens an international, online symposium on changes, challenges and opportunities in various areas of society following the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday 30 September. T...

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