More than 24,000 unvaccinated people came to Norway by sea so far in July

Arendal port - boatsPhoto: Halvard Alvik / NTB

A total of 24,366 unvaccinated people have entered Norway by sea after the travel advice was changed on July 5, P4 reports.

Figures obtained by the radio channel from the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) show that 1,730 unvaccinated people enter Norway daily by sea. 

Since the government changed the travel advice on July 5, a total of 24,366 non-vaccinated people have entered Norway by boat.

There are a total of 12 test stations for boat tourists in Norway. During the week, a separate test station will be established at the harbor in Sponvika in Halden.

“We want to make it more efficient. Every morning, boats are waiting to be registered and tested,” Jostein Stø, who heads several of the test stations in Halden, told P4.

The test station at the harbor in Sandefjord is also noticing the increase. The ferry between Sandefjord and Strømstad is popular, leading to a lot of people at the harbor.

“We receive many hundreds of people for testing every day,” municipal chief physician Ole Henrik Augestad noted.

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

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