Norway is Lifting Travel Restrictions for Certain European Countries

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Norway will lift travel restrictions to and from European countries on July 15, provided that those countries meet certain conditions.


Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced this on Thursday.

The travel ban will be lifted for countries that have detected fewer than 20 new infections per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks, Solberg said.

Also, countries must have had, on average less than 0.5 new enrollments in their intensive care units during that period, and the number of positive corona tests should not exceed 5 percent.

Norway already applies the same standards to travellers from Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

Non-residents from other countries were only exceptionally welcome, for example, if they work in ‘critical’ Norwegian sectors or have family members in the country.

The government introduced lockdown measures in March due to the virus outbreak but has been gradually easing it since April.

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