Norway to Permit Restriction-Free Entry for More Travellers, From July 26

Norwegian authorities have announced that from July 26, more people will be allowed into the Scandinavian country, including children traveling with parents holding an EU COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate and family members of Norwegian citizens, TheSchengen.com reports.

According to a government press release, the easing of entry restrictions will apply to the following categories:

Children traveling with their parents who do not have to undergo quarantine or testing requirements as they are EU COVID-19 certificate holders. Legal partners, cohabiting, minor or adult children and stepson of EEA citizens traveling to EEA citizens in Norway to visit a close family member residing in Norway or traveling with a Norwegian family member

Norway previously rescinded its advice against travel to the following three countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Qatar and Serbia.

This decision came after authorities in Oslo confirmed that these countries qualify for more moderate restrictions.

However, although Norway has raised the advice against travel to these nine countries mentioned above, the country’s government has made it clear that unvaccinated travelers, as well as those who have not recovered from the disease, will be subject to self-isolation rules.

In addition, authorities in Norway have stressed that entry restrictions such as testing and quarantine will apply to non-vaccinated travelers from countries such as Belgium, France, the Faroe Islands, Greece and Malta.

On the other hand, Norway put Latvia on the green list along with other countries like Bulgaria, Estonia, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Germany. Hungary, Vatican City and Austria.

According to WHO data, Norway has not reported any deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The same source reveals that the Scandinavian country has reported a total of 135,234 cases and 799 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Earlier this month, authorities in Norway announced that they had eased some restrictions imposed to stem the further spread of the virus. However, at that time, the government announced that it has postponed the last phase of reopening the economy until the end of this month due to the rapid spread of the delta variable.

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