Travelers from Romania are no longer allowed to enter Norway without a COVID-19 test, as the country has been added to the red category.
According to the press release from the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the decision will take effect on Monday, January 17. At the moment, no country in the world is currently classified as green, orange, or safe for travel to and from Norway, TheSchengen.com reports.
Children and young people under the age of 18 are exempt from quarantine by entering, no matter where they come from. Quarantine entry for all travelers can also be shortened by a negative PCR test performed no later than three days after arrival,” the press release explains.
Moreover, all arrivals, which currently includes all non-vaccinated red and dark red travelers, must be quarantined for ten days after arrival in Norway. The duration of quarantine can be shortened if a negative PCR test was carried out no later than three days after arrival.
The new rules imposed on travelers coming to Norway are being imposed based on the list published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) which confirms that positive cases with COVID-19 are on the rise in most EU member states, especially in Romania.
Although the rules for entering Norway have not been lifted or eased, the government has changed the national rules so that kindergartens and primary schools are no longer restricted to the number of children allowed in the same place. In addition, children and young people can now engage in outdoor activities without being restricted.
Moreover, adults will be able to visit restaurants and other entertainment venues until 11 pm.
“We are now in a new phase of the epidemic. We know that Omicron causes less serious illness and that the likelihood of hospitalization is reduced. At the same time, we are relaxing quarantine rules and asking municipalities to prioritize resources where the spread of infection is greatest,” Prime Minister Jonas said. Jar Store.
This means that the responsible authorities in each municipality will be able to decide on the new rules and tighten the existing ones if necessary.
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World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that Norway has reported 39,254 cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days, bringing the total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic to 460,530.