• On 14 January 2024, the volcano near the town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula erupted for the second time in less than a month. Lava flowed towards the town, but local residents have been evacuated and there were no casualties. The authorities said that some infrastructures may be under threat by the volcanic eruption.

      On 18 December 2023, a volcanic eruption occurred near the town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The evacuation order issued by the Icelandic authorities for Grindavik in November 2023 remains in force.

    • On 10 November 2023, Icelandic authorities declared a state of emergency for the town of Grindavik, including the Blue Lagoon, due to a high risk of a volcanic eruption, and issued an evacuation order.

    • Residents should pay attention to local announcements on the latest situation and notices on consular services from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Iceland, and follow the authorities' advice on travel to the area. Hong Kong residents who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department at (852) 1868, call the 1868 hotline using network data via the Immigration Department Mobile Application, send message to 1868 WhatsApp assistance hotline or submit the Online Assistance Request Form, or contact the Chinese Embassy in Iceland at consular protection hotline: (00354) 4160128.

    • Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit – Online Assistance Request Form

    • (updated on 19 December 2023)

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