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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Preventing and responding to all forms of gender-based violence is a cornerstone of the U.S. government’s commitment to promoting democracy, advancing human rights, and furthering gender equality.  Since assuming leadership of the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik in June, I have sought to build upon and deepen the United States’ and Iceland’s shared commitment to human ...
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Thanksgiving Message to U.S. Citizens in Iceland 

The Embassy of the United States of America Reykjavik, Iceland Chargé d’Affaires Michelle M. Yerkin  Thanksgiving Message to U.S. Citizens in Iceland November 2021 On behalf of the entire U.S. Embassy Reykjavik community, I extend the warmest greetings and best wishes to everyone celebrating Thanksgiving in Iceland.  This year’s Thanksgiving is particularly significant to all ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (November 3, 2021)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (November 3, 2021) Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, ...
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New U.S. Travel Policy Begins November 8, 2021

On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued  A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic  which takes effect at 12:01 am EST on November 8.  The proclamation requires foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.  The new policy will end the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamation 10143 and the need for National Interest Exceptions (NIE).  All ...
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U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Sponsors Art Talk Series

The US Embassy in Iceland provided significant support to the Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland University of the Arts, and the Icelandic Art Center for the collaborative project Talk Series. Michelle Yerkin, Chargé D´Affaires a.i., Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir (Director of Reykjavík Art Museum), Auður Jörundsdóttir (Director of the Icelandic Art Center), and Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir (professor ...
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