Minister of Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson’s scheduled meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been cancelled, RÚV reports.
Guðlaugur Þór had intended to seek an exemption to the US’s travel ban for Iceland. However as more and more countries close their borders and the US extends its travel ban to include the UK and Ireland (both of which were previously exempted), most such meetings have been cancelled.
In the days since the US closed its borders to foreign nationals from Europe’s Schengen area, other countries, such as Denmark, Norway, Poland, and Russia, have put similar measures in place. At the time of writing, there were no travel restrictions for tourists entering Iceland, but up to date information can be found on the Directorate of Health’s website.