NORWAY LIFTS ALMOST ALL CORONA RESTRICTIONS

Laura Maudlin - Oct 3, 2021
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Entering Norway has been difficult in recent months, especially for the unvaccinated travelers. But that is about to change. Thanks to a high vaccination rate, some Corona measures in the country will be relaxed.

On September 25, the vast majority of Corona restrictions were lifted in Norway. The end of the measures was announced the day before by the Prime Minister Erna Solberg at a press conference in Oslo. Since then, citizens no longer have to abide by the one-meter distance rule, and limits on participants at events and gatherings are also history. In addition, no negative test or a proof of vaccination or recovery is required for the entry to cinemas, theaters or discos. Already in the previous weeks, the Corona measures were increasingly relaxed – only the face mask was recommended and no longer mandatory.

Entry Rules for Norway Relaxed as of October 1

Most of the inbound travelers were previously only allowed to enter the country if they were fully vaccinated or if there was a good reason to do so - but even then only under testing and quarantine conditions. But as of October 1, the entry rules for all countries from the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Schengen area are to be relaxed in a first opening step.

This means that from this date, European travelers will no longer have to present a negative test for entry. Unvaccinated tourists will be able to exempt themselves from their quarantine obligation after three days.

Travelers from countries classified as "orange" will be exempt from quarantine in the future. For unvaccinated children under the age of 18, the following applies: They no longer have to go into quarantine, even if they enter from a country for which quarantine is mandatory. However, a test must be performed.

In the next opening step, the testing and quarantine obligation is to be completely lifted for travelers from the EEA and the Schengen area. However, it is not yet clear when that will occur.

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