With COVID-19 on the rise, Norway to quarantine more travellers
OSLO (NORWAY) – Norway is implementing quarantine again on more travellers from foreign countries, the government said on Wednesday. With a an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, it reinforced that Norwegians should avoid travelling abroad.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference,”We’re doing this now so that everyone as soon as possible will be able to live their lives as freely as possible.”
“All foreign travel is associated with a risk of infection,” Solberg said.
Norway, which belongs to the passport-free Schengen travel zone, had implemented the strictest travel restrictions in Europe even during the early phase of the pandemic.
Ten-day quarantines would be reimposed from Saturday for travellers from Poland, Malta, Iceland, Cyprus and the Netherlands, as well as the Faroe Islands and some Danish and Swedish regions.
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