Rules on quarantine, isolation and screening at the borders - 25.8.2020

Ministerial regulation announcing news rules at the borders took effect on midnight on 18 August.

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New dates for theoretical knowledge exams - 19.8.2020

The exams are scheduled 31 August - 4 September 2020

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Theoretical knowledge exams postponed - 7.8.2020

The ATPL and PPL theoretical knowledge examinations scheduled to be held at ICETRA 10 – 14 August 2020 have been postponed. New examination dates will be announced as soon as they become available.

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Travel restrictions extended - 14.7.2020

The Minister of Justice has decided to extend the travel restrictions imposed by the EU and Schengen states while lifting restrictions for residents of fourteen non-EEA and Schengen states as of July 15, in line with the decision of EU Member States.

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Restrictions on non-essential travel prolonged until 1 July - 16.6.2020

The Minister of Justice has announced that travel restrictions that came into effect on March 20 will be extended until 1 July 2020, in accordance with the EU Commission recommendation to the Schengen Member States.

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Restrictions on non-essential travel prolonged until 15 June - 14.5.2020

The Minister of Justice has announced that travel restrictions that came into effect on March 20 will be extended until 15 June 2020, in accordance with the EU Commission recommendation to the Schengen Member States. 

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Announcement regarding requirement that everyone arriving into Iceland will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days due to COVID-19 - 22.4.2020

Governmental measures aiming to prevent the coronavirus causing COVID-19 from being carried by travellers to Iceland. Please note that there will be strict conditions for travelling to the country from April 24 through May 15, 2020.

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Theoretical knowledge examination sitting in May cancelled (PPL/ATPL) - 22.4.2020

The PPL and ATPL theoretical knowledge examination sitting scheduled to be held at ICETRA 25 – 29 May 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Restrictions on non-essential travel prolonged until 15 May - 17.4.2020

The Minister of Justice has announced that travel restrictions that came into effect on March 20 will be extended until 15 May 2020.

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New ATPL syllabus - 2.4.2020

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an extensive update to the theoretical syllabus for training courses required for a professional pilot licence. This “new syllabus” will soon be implemented at Icelandic flight schools (ATOs), with all theoretical ATPL training course starting after May 31st 2020 being aligned with the new syllabus.

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Exemptions due to COVID-19 crisis - 31.3.2020

Icelandic Transport Authority has issued a general exemption from specific provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.

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Paris MOU guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19 - 26.3.2020

The Paris MoU has developed temporary guidance for its Member Authorities during the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance recognises that there is a need to apply flexibility under these special circumstances. 

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Theoretical knowledge examination for student pilots - 25.3.2020

The 2020 examination schedule for ATPL and PPL theoretical knowledge exams at ICETRA has been updated due to effects stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Instructions for ports and vessels, issued by the Icelandic Directorate of Health - 25.3.2020

The Icelandic Transport Authority sent the instructions for ports and vessels, issued by the Icelandic Directorate of Health, to all agents and known users of the Icelandic Safe Sea Net due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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General exemption regarding licensing and medical requirements for Commercial Pilot Licenses - 24.3.2020

Due to the Covid19 outbreak the Icelandic Transport Authority has issued a general decision extending ratings, certificates, training and medical certificates and reports which, as a direct consequence of the coronavirus, cannot be revalidated in accordance with the applicable requirements.

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Performance scheme for air navigation services - 24.3.2020

The Icelandic Transport Agency has now published the first edition of Iceland's Performance Plan, for the reference period 2020-2024. Key performance indicators were identified for: safety, environment, capacity and cost efficiency.

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Iceland implements Schengen and EU travel restrictions - 21.3.2020

Iceland has implemented the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area and the European Union. As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to enter Iceland. This advice is valid until 17 April 2020.

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Change of service due to COVID-19 - 13.3.2020

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the general reception of the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA) at Ármúli 2 is closed from Monday 16 March 2020. Customers are advised to familiarize themselves with the available means to complete the necessary tasks during this situation.

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European Union Aviation Safety Agency - instructions regarding the Coronavirus - 5.2.2020

European Union Aviation Safety Agency has recently provided instructions for airlines and their crews regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. 

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