Temporary ban on drone flights around the volcanic eruption - 26.5.2021

The Icelandic Transport Authority has issued a ban on drone flights around the volcanic eruption at Reykjanes on Thursday 27 May 2021 between 09:00 and 10:30.

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COVID-19: Borders - revised criteria for the definition of high-risk areas - 6.5.2021

The definition of criteria for determining whether countries or areas are considered high-risk areas has been revised. In addition to criteria on the incidence rate of infection, a condition will be added regarding the ratio of positive samples which influences whether a region or country is considered a high-risk area or not. 

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Ban on unnecessary travel from high-risk areas - 27.4.2021

The Minister of Justice has issued a regulation banning unnecessary travel from specified high-risk areas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulation enters into force, 27 April, and remains in force until the end of May.

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Border measures - amended requirements for quarantine from 9th of April due to COVID-19 - 13.4.2021

Clearer requirements are made for home quarantine, regarding housing and rules of conduct. Those who are unable to stay in a home quarantine that fulfills the requirements will need to stay at a quarantine facility. However, no fee shall be collected for the stay. This is among the stipulations of a new regulation issued by the Minister of Health that entered into force on the 9th of April and is based on recommendations from the Chief Epidemiologist. 

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