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Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ... Read More»

Charge d’Affaires Michelle Yerkin Remarks at the Independence Day Celebration

Charge d’Affaires Michelle Yerkin Remarks at the Independence Day Celebration U.S. Embassy Reykjavik July 1, 2022   Góðan daginn!  Good Afternoon! Kæru vinir.  Velkomin og takk fyrir að fagna sjálfstæði Bandaríkjanna með okkur í dag. Thank you very much for joining us and welcome to the celebration — the 246th anniversary of the signing of ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»