Norway labels all of Sweden “red” in new travel map

FHI corona map 22102020Photo (illustration): FHI
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In line with the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) recommendations, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has introduced an entry quarantine for the Kalmar region in Sweden. 

Thus, the whole of Sweden is now labeled “red.”

The new travel advice applies from midnight on Saturday, October 24. 

Everyone who comes from the region after the abovementioned date must be quarantined for ten days.

The reason for FHI’s recommendation is that there has been an increase in the number of cases in recent weeks. 

On Tuesday, Kalmar had 23.6 confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

FHI classification

Currently, no countries are labeled as “green.” If you arrive in Norway from:

  • a “yellow area,” you are exempt from quarantine.
  • a “red area,” you must go into quarantine.
  • a “striped area,” you must go into quarantine.

In “yellow areas,” transmission is considered to be low so travelers are exempt from quarantine, even though these areas also have an increased risk. 

In “red” areas, infection transmission is higher. 

“Striped” areas are not evaluated, or there is insufficient data about infection transmission.

According to the FHI, when you arrive in Norway from a “red” or “striped area,” you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport.  

If you must be in a public place or use public transport, use a face mask throughout the journey until you arrive at your destination. 

Try to avoid departures where you cannot maintain a distance of 1 meter from others.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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