Travel Information Update U.S. Embassy Reykjavik – July 20, 2020

 Travel Information Update  U.S. Embassy Reykjavik    July 20, 2020  TRAVELING TO THE UNITED STATES  Announcing Additions to the National Interest Exceptions:  Travel in the national interest of the United States includes travel on a temporary basis that provides a substantial benefit to the U.S. economy including certain categories of students, academics,  as well as certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders. STUDENTS – F1, M1 and their dependents  Must …

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Travel Update – July 7, 2020

COVID-19 ICELAND  July 7, 2020 TRAVELING TO ICELAND Iceland has 1873 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths. U.S. citizens with travel plans to Iceland in July must postpone their visits. Iceland is participating in the EU travel ban along with other Schengen states, and travelers from the Unites States are not permitted access into the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Travel to and from Iceland U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (July 2, 2020)

Location:  Iceland Event:  On July 1, 2020, Iceland eased its travel ban to allow entry for citizens of some countries, but the U.S. is not included. U.S citizens are not able to enter Iceland until further notice.  Please see the Government of Iceland announcement here:   https://www.government.is/news/article/2020/06/30/Travel-restrictions-for-residents-of-15-countries-to-be-lifted-soon/ U.S. citizens with travel plans to Iceland in July must …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter at Children’s Hospital

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Ross Gunter at Children’s Hospital June 9, 2020 A year ago, I was welcomed by the President to Iceland. I have been blessed by the entire community here in Iceland, especially the medical community. My first stop in coming here was to see my friend Pall, my friend …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Commercial Flight Availability on April 15, 16, and 18

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Commercial Flight Availability on April 15, 16, and 18 U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (April 14, 2020) Location: Iceland Event: International commercial flight options currently exist in Iceland. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to …

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Health Alert – Two Confirmed Flights on Icelandair April 8 and 15 only

Health Alert – Two Confirmed Flights on Icelandair April 8 and 15 only  U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (April 7, 2020)     Location:  Iceland  Event:  Very limited International commercial flight options currently exist in Iceland.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements now unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate …

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Health Alert – U.S. Citizen Tourists in Iceland Return to U.S. Now – Icelandair Flying to Boston on Specific Days Only

Health Alert – U.S. Citizen Tourists in Iceland Return to U.S. Now – Icelandair Flying to Boston on Specific Days Only     U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (April 1, 2020)   Location:  Iceland   Event:  U.S. citizen tourists currently in Iceland are instructed to return to the U.S. as soon as possible. Icelandair is only offering flights to Boston on April …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory-Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health  Alert

Health Alert – Travel Ban of Non-EU Citizens U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (March 25, 2020)     Location:  Iceland  Event:   There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 340,000 reported cases worldwide.  On March 16 the President of the European Union outlined the Commission’s proposal to implement temporary 30-day restrictions on …

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U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Change in Operations due to COVID-19

The U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik will limit its operations as of March 12, 2020, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations that working remotely can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Reduced levels of in-person staff will perform necessary diplomatic functions.  Emergency services for U.S. citizens will be available between the hours …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

A Presidential Proclamation issued on March 11, 2020, sets certain temporary restrictions and limitations on entry into the United States of persons who have been in the Schengen Area, including Iceland, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful …

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COVID-19 Information

U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland COVID-19 Information Last updated: 09/18/2020 Country-Specific Information: Iceland currently has 108 active cases, with 793 in quarantine and 10 fatalities. A travel ban is ongoing for multiple nations, including the US. Exemptions are available under certain circumstances, for example visiting family members and attending school. A minimum of 2 meters must …

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