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Chargé d’Affaires Michelle Yerkin Speaks at “NATO School 2022”

On March 5, 2022, Varðberg, Samtök um Vestræna Samvinnu og Alþjóðamál hosted day-long NATO School 2022 program with expert speakers including Ministers, Ambassadors, Defense, and Military representatives. “This crisis has produced unity across NATO Allies and partners because it has demonstrated the importance of solidarity. The United States and Iceland, and our Allies and partners, have ...
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Severe Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (February 6, 2022) 

Severe Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (February 6, 2022)   Location: All of Iceland    Event: A severe weather alert has been issued for all of Iceland from midnight tonight through the evening Monday, February 7, 2022.  Icelandic civil defense authorities categorize this weather event as likely to cause severe property damage due to high winds and blizzard-like conditions.  Windspeeds are expected to reach 70-110 km/H and snow will ...
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U.S. Citizens Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Prior to Departure from Iceland (March 2022)

ATTN:  U.S. Citizens Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Prior to Departure from Iceland   Once positive, you will need to obtain a health certificate from Icelandic authorities in order to fly.  Here are the steps you take in order to obtain a health certificate. First, you must quarantine for 5 days, with the first day ...
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Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Reykjavik (December 15, 2021) Location:  Reykjavik, Iceland Event:  Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021  Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20. For minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135. For adults renewing their passports using Form ...
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“The Crisis We Face is Real”: Secretary Blinken on why President Biden is convening a Summit for Democracy

Democracy is facing a moment of reckoning. For 15 years, global freedom has declined, according to the human rights organization Freedom House. It’s happening in authoritarian countries, where rulers have restricted people’s freedoms, canceled and postponed elections, and cracked down on political opponents with increasing brutality – and in democratic countries, where mis- and disinformation ...
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