It’s official: Norway extends entry restrictions until March

Bjørn Guldvog - Monica MælandPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Norway’s strict entry restrictions will initially be extended until the end of February, but with some small changes, the Norwegian government said on Wednesday.

“At the same time, we are in a situation where the pandemic has taken a new direction with mutated viruses that spread more and faster. 

“This means that we can not go back to the regime we had,” Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland (H) said at a press conference about the corona situation on Wednesday afternoon.

She emphasized that the infection situation in Europe indicates that travel to Norway must be limited, and entry restrictions continued, initially until February 28.

Efforts are now being made to establish the possibility of exceptions that apply to companies with so-called industry-critical personnel. 

Recommendations from the Health Directorate

The Norwegian Directorate of Health has recommended that entry measures be extended to delay the import of new virus variants and to put in place the necessary risk-reducing systems to limit imported infection.

Since January 29, entry to Norway has only been permitted for persons with necessary travel purposes. 

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