Kjerkol: Norwegians who want to travel must remember that there are still corona measures in many countries

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You have to make your own assessments prior to booking a trip abroad this summer, Minister of Health Kjerkol says. She reminds Norwegians that there are still strict measures in many countries.

Virtually all corona measures in Norway were lifted on Saturday. Life is now on its way back to normal for most Norwegians, and for the first time in a long time, people can look a little further ahead in their calendars to plan cultural experiences and travels.

Minister of Health Ingvild Kjerkol (AP) nevertheless reminds Norwegians who want to travel that the pandemic is still raging on in a lot of places in the world.

“It is important that Norwegians are aware that showing a corona certificate, and perhaps wearing a face mask, will probably be something you will encounter in quite a few other countries for a long, long time to come. The airlines will make their own assessments related to the use of face masks and showing a corona certificate,” she told NTB.

The airlines Norwegian and Widerøe have removed their face mask requirement on Scandinavian flights, while SAS will wait until Tuesday next week. The face mask requirement on Norwegian’s flights nevertheless applies to travel to lands and airports with such a requirement. Widerøe states that the face mask requirement remains in place for trips to the United Kingdom and Alicante, among other places.

“You must make your own assessments prior to travel, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a good website with updated information,” she noted.

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