Foreigners who don’t present a negative corona test upon entry could be expelled from Norway

Passport controlPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Foreigners who cannot present a negative corona test while entering Norway could face expulsion, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) said on Thursday.

At the government’s press conference, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) provided more details on the new corona rules and how they apply to workers from abroad. 

The rules apply to all foreign nationals coming from abroad, with few exceptions. 

The exceptions may apply to people who regularly commute from Sweden and Finland or people in critical social functions when necessary to avoid life and health risks.

Quarantine requirement

Upon entry, foreigners must be quarantined for ten days in a suitable place and present a negative coronal test during the last 72 hours, according to the new rules.

“If you don’t have such a test documented, that is a basis for expulsion from Norway,” Solberg added.

Norwegian citizens must also be quarantined after being in “red” countries, but they will, of course, not be deported, Solberg emphasized.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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