It’s official: Fully vaccinated travelers don’t have to stay at quarantine hotels in Norway anymore

Bent HøiePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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From Thursday at noon, vaccinated people will not have to stay in quarantine hotels when entering Norway. Instead, they can carry out the quarantine at home.

The temporary scheme will take effect on Thursday at noon and will last until the corona certificate with QR codes is in place, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) stated at a press conference on Wednesday.

The scheme means that people can be quarantined at home or in another suitable place if they can document that they have been fully vaccinated, have received the first dose of the vaccine between 3 and 15 weeks ago, or have had COVID-19 in the last six months via helsenorge.no.

“Paper documents or other countries’ documentation are not verifiable, and you’ll have to go to quarantine hotels (if you only have those),” Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland (H) warned.

“Avoid unnecessary travel”

Høie says that there will probably be more people who will travel after the changes.

“It is important to emphasize that we encourage people to avoid unnecessary travel. And if you still choose to travel, you need to be prepared for long queues at the border. We still have border control and testing, and the police do not have unlimited capacity,” Høie said.

Those who are already in quarantine hotels and can document that they have been vaccinated or have been infected in the past can spend the rest of the quarantine at home from Thursday.

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

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