Special measures put in place for foreign workers coming to Norway during the Lofoten fishing season

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The Norwegian government has put in place a comprehensive apparatus to ensure that foreign guest workers can come to Norway during the fishing season in Lofoten.

It is expected that between 3,000 and 4,000 foreign guest workers will come to Norway during next year’s fishing season in Lofoten.

The industry depends on these workers, who come mainly from Eastern Europe.

“We are now working on a separate action plan to reduce the risk of infection during the next fishing season in Lofoten,” Minister of Justice Monica Mæland (H) said during the government’s press conference on Wednesday.

Separate quarantine hotels

Mæland says the fishing industry itself must take responsibility for providing satisfactory living conditions and continuously keeping local authorities informed of their situation.

Separate quarantine hotels will be established in the region, but Mæland emphasizes that a large number of arrivals will challenge the capacity of these hotels.

“The police will have active entry control throughout the region to check that the conditions for entry are present,” she noted.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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