The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Diagnostic Unit decided to raise the threat level for terrorism to ‘B’. The department assessed a greater threat because the Court of Appeals ruled in favour of lifting the custodial sentence for men suspected of planning a terrorist attack. It is a temporary decision and the state of preparedness will be assessed regularly. As of December 13, 2022 the alert levels are five (from A to E), assessing the state of the matter according to the same criteria adopted in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Under the Preparedness Level B procedure, the Special Operations Command, the Metropolitan Police, the Counter-IED and the Police Communications Centre have increased the response capability in case of a disaster: this includes the simplification of various procedures, closer coordination, increased staffing and faster response capabilities. Read more on Visit the Icelandic Police (Lögreglan) website Lö