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Norway: No New Changes on Entry Rules for Arrivals From Other Countries

The Ministry of Health and Welfare Services has confirmed that no new changes have been applied to Norway’s entry requirements for people coming from other countries.

Taking into account the coronavirus situation in other countries, only Romania and Poland are on the red list, which consists of territories that have reported high rates of COVID-19 infection, while the rest of European countries belong to the dark red list, which includes countries severely affected by the virus, reports.

Unvaccinated and non-exempt travelers from other countries are subject to quarantine rules upon arrival in Norway.

“Quarantine for entry only applies to travelers from red, dark red and gray countries (countries and regions outside the EEA/Schengen and UK) who have not been fully vaccinated or have had covid-19 within the past six months and can document this with a valid corona certificate. verifiable,” says the statement published by the Norwegian Ministry of Health.

The same assures that people under the age of 18 are not required to follow quarantine requirements, no matter what country they are from. Quarantine requirements for all passengers can be shortened, provided they submit a negative PCR test result no later than three days after arrival.

Currently, the dark red list includes the following countries: Andorra, Bulgaria, Belgium, Estonia, Greece, France, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Monaco, Portugal, Slovakia , San Marino, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Vatican City State, Hungary, and Austria.

At the same time, the red list includes Poland and Romania. Both regions were placed on the red list after confirming that high rates of COVID-19 infection were reported.

No countries are included in the orange and green list. After all, European countries have reported higher rates of COVID-19, especially the Omicron variant, in the past two weeks.

For the selected archipelagos in Europe, there are no selected archipelagos in the green and orange categories.

The following archipelagos are included in the dark red list: Azores (Portugal), Balearic Islands (Spain), Ionian Islands (Greece), Canary Islands (Spain), Corsica (France), Crete (Greece), Madeira (Portugal), Northern Sea Islands Aegean (Greece), Sicily (Italy), Sardinia (changed from red) and the southern Aegean islands (Greece).

Authorities in Norway have recorded 544,788 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and 1,413 deaths, based on data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The same source shows that in the past seven days, a total of 70,099 cases have been registered in Norway, while 21 people have died.

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