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Norway Launches Travel Related App “Travel Ready”

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a travel application known as “Travel Ready” or Reiseklar, which contains travel information, and enables its users to register before taking a trip domestically or abroad.

“The purpose of Reiseklar is that useful and needed information will be more readily available to those who are planning or traveling abroad,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide noted.

The Travel Ready or Reiseklar app contains information about the epidemiological situation of the destination country and entry rules for that country, reports.

The app also includes travel advice published by the State Department on a weekly basis and allows users to log their trip to be updated on important matters related to the coronavirus and changes made to prevent the virus.

Travel Ready users can also receive notifications of events during their stay abroad, file a complaint if their passport is lost, or seek assistance during their trip.

Norwegians have been refraining from travel since March 2020, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised against travel abroad in an effort to prevent possible infection with the coronavirus. In July, the Travel Council was brought to an end in the European Union, Schengen Area countries and the United Kingdom.

Furthermore, Norwegians will be able to travel around the world from October 1, when the travel advice will be completely rescinded, previously reported.

We’re still in an abnormal situation, but we’re on our way there. In some countries, travel will still be difficult and rules and restrictions can change quickly. There are many details and a lot of information for travelers to learn, and our goal is for Norwegian citizens traveling to be able to make as informed choices about their security as possible,” added the Foreign Minister, Soreid.

According to an update on Norway’s current restrictions, the country has ended quarantine requirements for people coming from France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, the Netherlands and Vatican City. However, travelers from the rest of the European Union must self-quarantine upon arrival.

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 9,457,595 doses were distributed to the Norwegian authorities, of which 7,622,562 were distributed to the population. So far, 91.9 percent of the Norwegian population, or about 4.8 million, has received their first shot of the COVID vaccine. On the other hand, 83.5% have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The country has recorded 185,327 positive cases with COVID-19 so far, with 718 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

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