Dutch Travellers Heading to Norway No Longer Subject to Quarantine Hotels

The Netherlands has been added to the red list countries in Norway of dark red, which means that arrivals from this country no longer need to be quarantined in hotels in Norway. However, the entry quarantine requirement remains in place, with travelers from red-listed countries required to self-isolate in private accommodations, TheSchengen.com reports.

Moreover, dual testing and quarantine requirements now apply to travelers from Belgium, Switzerland and Lithuania visiting Norway, as these countries have been added to the blacklist, authorities announced. The same rules apply to most of Denmark, with the exception of the Faroe Islands, which is still considered an epidemiologically safe area.

According to the Norwegian weekly assessment, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Austria have also been moved to the category of countries least epidemiologically safe (from green to orange), where passengers arriving from there are required to submit pre-departure and post-arrival test results and are subject to quarantine entry. On the other hand, the countries that have gone from red to orange are Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Croatia and Luxembourg.

Kosovo, Ukraine and North Macedonia have also been removed from the purple category, meaning that grandparents, spouses and other people who were allowed to travel to Norway will not be able to do so.

In conclusion, the countries grouped in Norway’s dark red list, whose arrivals are subject to dual testing and hotel quarantine requirements, as the following list indicates:

Andorra Cyprus Great Britain Monaco Ionian Islands, Crete, South Aegean Islands, French Corsica and its Balearic Islands

Besides Lithuania, Belgium and Austria, the red list countries whose travelers must undergo double testing and quarantine requirements are as follows:

Netherlands Portugal Ireland Greece Malta France Estonia Swedish regions of Värmland, Västerbotten, Västmannland, Jutland, Hallan and Stockholm Danish region of North Jutland and Greenland Finnish regions of southwestern Finland, Lapland, Birkaland and southern Karelia

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Like red and dark red arrivals, the orange list countries are required to provide negative pre-departure and on-arrival tests and possibly go into quarantine, but with a chance of changing their status soon. Besides Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Croatia and Luxembourg, the other countries and regions of the orange category are as the following list shows:

Portugal and Madeira Swedish regions of Jämtland, Södermanland, Uppsala, Västra Götaland, Östergötland, Norrbotten and Skåne Finish regions in Southern Ostrobothnia, Vaasa, Kymmenedalen, Kajanaland, Central Finland, Södra Savolax, Central Hämeenlinötland, Östergöland, and Östergöland.

Furthermore, travelers from Green List countries are exempted from the entry ban from Norway and only have to submit a negative test result taken on arrival and a filled entry form. Countries and regions that are free from quarantine requirements include:

Latvia Poland Romania Slovakia Czech Republic Germany Hungary Swedish regions of Blekinge, Dalarna, Gävleburg, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg Vasternorland and Orebro Danish Faroe Islands Regions of Finland in Central Ostrobothnia SVD, Ostra Savolax SVD and Lance-Pohja.

According to the small states or purple list, which exempts family members and spouses of Norwegian citizens from entry quarantine, the remaining countries on this list include:

Albania Australia Bosnia and Herzegovina Canada Moldova New Zealand Saudi Arabia Singapore Taiwan

The World Health Organization revealed that Norway has not reported any deaths or positive cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours. However, since the outbreak of the pandemic, Norway has seen 808 deaths from the coronavirus and 143,207 people have been infected with the virus.

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