The entry ban has cost the NAV 200 million kroner

NAVPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

About NOK 200 million has been paid to cover the expenses of 4,300 employees who have not been able to cross the border into Norway as a result of the corona restrictions, the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) states.

Employers are obliged to pay compensation to employees who lose income due to the entry ban. The employer receives a refund for the loss from the NAV.

On average, each of the employees received NOK 46,100. 99% of the recipients were men, and most were aged 30-50 years, the NAV wrote in a press release on Monday.

A total of 1,700 of the employees are Poles, who received a total of NOK 72 million. They are followed by employees with citizenship from Sweden (1,100) and Lithuania (800), who have received a total of NOK 56 and 32 million, respectively.

“The payments amount to 70% of what one would receive in sickness benefits, and the maximum payment amount per month is NOK 35,472. The scheme applies as long as the entry ban lasts,” the NAV noted. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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