The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services has announced that from Monday, October 4, all unvaccinated and unhealed travelers arriving in the country from Slovakia and three regions of Finland will be required to adhere to the rules quarantine since they were placed on the red list.
The three regions of Finland against which the quarantine rules will apply are:
- Norra Savolax SVD
- Päijät-Häme SVD
- Satakunta SVD
However, it has been pointed out that those who have been fully vaccinated or cured of the disease, as well as children under the age of 18, are exempt from the self-isolation measure, regardless of the country from which they are traveling. , SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“The entry quarantine only applies to travelers coming from red, dark red, purple and gray countries. Children and young people under 18 are exempt from entry quarantine regardless of their origin ”, the ministry statement reads.
In addition, it was noted that anyone who is required to follow the self-isolation rules can end their isolation earlier if they provide a negative test result, which was taken no earlier than three days before. the arrival.
With the exception of Slovakia and parts of Finland which were recently placed on Norway’s list of countries highly affected by COVID-19, the list already includes the following:
- Red List: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Cyprus, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Romania and Austria
- Dark Red List: Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia and United Kingdom
In contrast, travelers entering Norway from any of the countries on Norway’s green or orange list do not need to meet quarantine requirements, regardless of their vaccination status.
The list of countries exempted from the rules includes Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Hungary and the Vatican City State.
Entry restrictions on arrivals from northern regions remained unchanged from last week. The entry quarantine has been lifted for the Swedish regions of Dalarna, Blekinge, Gävleborg, Gotland, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland.
Travelers from Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and New Zealand, which fall under the purple category, are also exempt from the requirement to remain isolated.
Earlier today, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that Norwegian authorities have decided to end COVID-19 travel advice for all countries. This means that Norwegian citizens are no longer discouraged from traveling to other countries as long as they comply with the entry restrictions and requirements of their destination country.