Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends recommendation against traveling to other countries

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary to all countries. The recommendation is now being extended by one month.

“This is still not the time to travel. The government is extending the global travel recommendation until May 15, and it can be extended. 

“With the current infection situation, it is not justifiable to have relief or abolish the global travel recommendation,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H) said in a press release.

She noted it was too early to say how long the travel advice will be in effect.

“But we don’t encourage anyone to plan to travel as normal in the spring and early summer,” Eriksen Søreide added.

“An unpredictable situation”

The assessment is based on the global infection situation, new corona measures related to the outbreak of the mutated virus, the capacity of the health care system in other countries, and other countries’ travel restrictions.

Eriksen Søreide also thinks it is too early to say anything about the situation this summer.

“It is still an unpredictable situation… with strict restrictions in many countries and high infection rates. 

“In addition, infection rates and vaccine coverage in Norway and abroad will determine how long we will have the global travel recommendation,” she said.

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