Norwegian Minister reacts to entry restriction criticism from ESA: “We will follow the rules”

Monica MælandPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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After the ESA said that Norway’s entry restrictions are in conflict with the EEA rules, Norway’s Minister of Justice Monica Mæland noted that the Norwegian entry rules will follow the EEA regulations.

“I can confirm that the ESA has sent a formal letter on a case against Norway’s entry rules. Our strict entry rules are an important reason why we have had a lower level of infection throughout the pandemic than most other countries in the world. Still, the rules must, of course, be in accordance with our EEA legal obligations,” Mæland told newspaper Dagbladet.

On Thursday, the ESA said that Norway’s current entry restrictions breach the EEA rules on the right to free movement. The ESA has also sent a letter on the issue to Norway.

Mæland says that the Norwegian government will now carefully examine the ESA’s assessments and respond to the letter by the deadline of July 7.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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