Norway To Lift Travel Restrictions
Norway Set to lift travel restrictions to and from European countries that meet criteria regarding
their Covid-19 situation from July 15, Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said.
Norway, which is not a member of the European Union but belongs to the passport-free Schengen travel zone,
currently has some of the strictest travel restrictions in Europe.
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According to Authorities “We must strike a balance that gives us the most possible safety
with the least possible risk of infections,” Solberg told reporters.
From mid-July Norwegians will be able to travel to all countries in the European Economic Area or Schengen without undergoing a ten-day quarantine upon return – but only if these countries respect certain
criteria set by Norwegian health authorities.
They include that the number of positive Covid-19 tests done in a country in the last 14 days is below 5 percent of total tests.
Likewise, European nationals will be able to travel to Norway without undergoing a ten-day quarantine.
The list of countries, yet to be established, will be based on criteria Norway has fixed for travel to and from its Nordic neighbors and will be renewed every 14 days.