The Egyptian children, whose deportation has been protested.

Will Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow?

15 Sep An attorney for an Egyptian family, set to be deported from Iceland tomorrow, has sent a letter to the Welfare Committee and the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, insisting that the case be addressed.

The Icelandic government, along with President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. Only the minister of health and the minister of social affairs did not have to be tested, since they did not dine at the hotel.

Government Members Test Negative for Coronavirus

25 Aug We reported Friday that nine out of the Icelandic government’s 11 members had to be tested for the coronavirus after a staff member at Hótel Rangá, where they dined Tuesday night a week ago, was found to be infected with the virus.

A computer-generated image of the proposed Sizewell C.

No Major Impact on Iceland’s Environment

25 Aug Icelandic authorities believe that the proposed construction of a nuclear power station in Sizewell, Suffolk County, on the east coast of England, will not have a major impact on the environment in Iceland.

Prime Minisster Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Why Iceland Adopted Stricter Measures at Border

24 Aug Since Icelandic authorities imposed stricter disease prevention measures at the border on Wednesday, last week, the government has been criticized by some, especially those in the tourism industry, for going too far.

Sweden's Minister of Health Lena Hallengren.

Iceland to Purchase COVID-19 Vaccine through Sweden

21 Aug At yesterday’s press conference of Icelandic health officials, it was revealed that Swedish authorities would serve as an intermediary for the sale of COVID-19 vaccine to Iceland via a collaborative project of the European Union.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Travelers to Iceland to Be Tested Twice, Starting August 19

14 Aug At a press conference that just ended, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that starting Wednesday, August 19, every person arriving in Iceland will be tested for the coronavirus at the border, required to spend four to five days in quarantine, and subsequently be tested for the virus again.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, center.

Next Steps in Border Testing to Be Presented Today

14 Aug The Icelandic government will hold a press conference this afternoon.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Norway to List Iceland as ‘Red’

13 Aug As of midnight, Friday, Norway will list Iceland as ‘red’ on its coronavirus map.

Tourists on Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík.

How Will Iceland React to Increasing Influx of Tourists?

5 Aug Icelandic authorities are looking for ways to react to the increasing number of tourists visiting the country.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir, left, at the press conference. Justice Minister Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir is on the right.

New Restrictions Take Effect in Iceland Tomorrow

30 Jul At a press conference that just ended, the Icelandic government announced new restrictions on public gatherings, to take effect at noon tomorrow, Friday.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Tighter Restrictions to Be Announced Today in Iceland

30 Jul Today, tighter restrictions on public gatherings in Iceland will be announced by Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

A spirited game of bog-football at a summer festival in the town of Ísafjörður.  The festivals would come in all shapes and sizes but have now been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Authorities worry about risk of unsupervised “text message festivals”

16 Jul Although the big festivals have been cancelled spontaneous celebrations might come about this summer, aided by social media.

Hopefully Iceland will see more foreign tourists with the easing of restrictions.

Iceland opens up to fourteen additional countries

13 Jul Japan, Canada, Morocco and Thailand are among the countries on the list.

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Aiming for Improvement in Fight against Human Trafficking

3 Jul “Of course we aim for Tier 1,” states Minister of Justice Ásdís Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

First Lady Eliza Reid and President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson Reelected President

29 Jun Guðni Th. Jóhannesson was reelected president of Iceland Saturday, receiving an overwhelming majority of the vote.


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