Norway tightens entry and quarantine rules for travelers from Crete, Luxembourg, and the USA

Gardermoen airportPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) presented its assessment of the level of infection in Europe on Friday, which determines which countries are subject to entry quarantine and which are not.

The Norwegian government has decided that changes will be made to the entry restrictions and quarantine requirements for Luxembourg, the USA, three regions in Finland, and some selected archipelagos, it is stated in a press release.

The changes will take effect from midnight on Monday, July 12.

Luxembourg is changed from “green” to “orange” on the infection map. The US no longer meets the requirement for a so-called “purple” country and will be removed from the list from July 12. This means that visitors from the USA are not exempted from the entry restrictions and have to be quarantined in hotels.


The Greek island of Crete goes from “green” to “orange.” Furthermore, the Finnish regions Helsinki and Uusimaa SVD, Kymmenedalen SVD, and Päijat-Häme SVD also go from “green” to “orange.”

On Thursday, it was announced that the Greek island of Crete is no longer “green” on the European Infection Control Agency’s (ECDC) infection map.

The FHI makes its own assessment of the European infection rates, and it is thus not a given that the FHI’s and the ECDC’s assessments are identical.

On Monday this week, large parts of Europe opened up to Norwegians who wanted to travel. A number of European countries were marked as “green,” which means that people can travel there freely without thinking about quarantine.

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