Norwegian authorities have amended the advice against travel amid the coronavirus pandemic to the 27 EU member states and the three other non-EU Schengen area countries, as well as to several third countries.
From Monday 5 July, the anti-travel advice will no longer apply to those wishing to travel to the European Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the United Kingdom.
According to a press release from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advice against travel to third countries will be lifted in the following countries:
Australia Israel Japan Lebanon New Zealand North Macedonia Serbia South Korea Taiwan United States Singapore
Despite the cancellation of travel advice for these countries, for those coming from some of them, there will be a quarantine requirement in return.
“Although from 5 July there will be no travel advice for the European Economic Area/Schengen, the United Kingdom and some countries and regions included in the EU third country list, in many cases there will be a requirement for a quarantine upon return,” the release explains.
The ministry also notes that although travel advice for these countries will be canceled, since the situation is currently unpredictable depending on the development of infection in these regions, new travel advice may come in a short time.
Earlier today, TheSchengen.com reported that starting July 5, Norway will also allow entry to adult children, stepchildren, parents of adult children or stepchildren, as well as grandparents, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of resident Norwegian citizens. from the above countries.
Boyfriends and girlfriends over the age of 18 and their minor children are also allowed to enter, given that their relationship has lasted for at least nine months, and the two parties have met physically before.
The changes are part of Norway’s third phase of the strategy to reopen borders to EU/EEA countries, as well as more categories of travelers, which were revealed on June 22.
As part of the strategy, Norway has also harmonized its rules with European recommendations under which green countries now consider all countries with infection rates of less than 50 positive cases compared to 100,000 in the last 14 days and the proportion of positive cases of less than four percent.
Travelers from countries in the green category are now not required to go into quarantine upon arrival in Norway, such as those who have only stayed in a green country in the past 10 days.