Norwegian government to introduce corona certificates in June

Bent HøiePhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB

The Norwegian government will change the law temporarily so that it is possible to introduce a corona certificate. If all goes according to plan, they will arrive in early June.

The proposal was presented to the Minister on Friday and will now be considered by the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

“The use of a corona certificate domestically will in the first instance be relevant at public events, cruises, and other “package tours” as recommended by the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the National Institute of Public Health,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) said.

“We are also considering whether it is relevant to use the certificate in other areas and in municipalities that have stricter measures than the national measures,” he added.

Which areas are relevant for certificates is still a topic for discussion. But the government has already concluded that it does not want to use a corona certificate in working life.

Launch in June?

The purpose is to create a system that will show that someone has been vaccinated or is immune in a safe and secure way.

According to the plan, the corona certificate will be in place in the first half of June. The common European solution is expected at the end of June.

“The government believes that the corona certificate will be able to facilitate a gradual and controlled reopening of society. It can contribute to a faster reopening nationally,” Høie said.

The use of corona certificates must cease when the level of infection and vaccination indicates that there is no longer a need for restrictions. The EU regulations must also be limited when it comes to their duration. It is up to each country to decide on the national use of certificates.

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