Minister Høie’s Easter advice to Norwegians: “Meet fewer people and travel less”

Bent HøiePhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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Norwegians must meet fewer people and travel less at Easter. Visits to hotels should be avoided, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) says.

The Minister is now providing nine Easter tips to Norwegians.

“The infection spreads when people meet or travel. Therefore, we must meet fewer (people) and travel less at Easter,” Høie told news bureau NTB.

The Norwegian government has previously said that travel abroad is not recommended unless it is strictly necessary and that unnecessary domestic travel should be avoided.

No overnight visits to family

Høie now clarifies this in more detail through nine advice that NTB has received from the Ministry of Health and Care Services.

The advice may put the Easter plans in jeopardy for many because they exclude overnight visits to family and friends.

At the same time, Høie is positive toward cabin trips with one’s own household members. It is also possible for children and young people to be visited by one or two regular friends.

Nine Easter tips

1. Do not go on overnight visits to family and friends – unless you are a student without your own family or if you live alone.

2. If your municipality asks you to avoid visits at home – avoid visits at the place you spend Easter.

3. Do not go to hotels or other accommodations where many people gather.

4. Stay home if you are sick. Go home if you get sick.

5. Stay home if you are waiting for a corona test result.

6. Children or young people can be visited by one or two regular friends.

7. If you go to a cabin – travel only with your own household members or one to two close people if you live alone.

8. If you go to a cabin – shop before you go and avoid all places where people gather. Keep your distance in ski lifts and on ski slopes.

9. Follow the advice in the municipality you live in and in the municipality you visit.

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

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