Location: Harpa, located at Austurbakka 2, 101 Reykjavík, and downtown Reykjavik, Iceland
Event: Iceland is hosting European leaders at the Council of Europe Summit on May 16 and 17 at the Harpa. Consequently, traffic in the downtown area will be severely restricted, including vehicle access to the area around the Harpa. Officials recommend avoiding the area because road closures are expected to result in traffic disruptions.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid driving near the areas near Harpa and downtown highlighted in red.
- Monitor local media outlets for updates (including online English language news outlet RUV https://www.ruv.is/english, https://www.facebook.com/ruvenglish, and https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/)
- State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Iceland Country Information [https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Iceland.html]
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates: https://step.state.gov/step/