Norwegian Directorate of Health is looking into introducing mandatory corona testing at borders

Bjørn GuldvogPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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The Norwegian Directorate of Health will now look at the possibility of introducing mandatory testing at the border using the new rapid tests.

“The Norwegian Directorate of Health is now working to create a robust system that will, as much as possible, ensure that we can resist the mutated virus if it also comes from countries other than the United Kingdom,” Directorate chief Guldvog noted in a press release.

On Monday, it became clear that all direct flights from the UK would be stopped with immediate effect until Christmas Eve. 

However, the travel ban could be extended. 

The Norwegian Directorate of Health will now assess the necessity of testing at the country’s borders.

Advanced capacities

“Throughout the autumn, we have built up test capacity in the municipalities and border municipalities with a view to being able to test as many as possible. 

“We will now look at the possibility of introducing mandatory tests at the borders with the new rapid tests,” he added.

The background for the new measures is the new variant of the coronavirus, which has been discovered in a number of countries, especially the United Kingdom. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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