Last week, the Norwegian government decided that effective from Thursday, May 13, noon, travelers from the UK shall be subject to the same quarantine rules as travelers from the EEA/Schengen area and not to the rules applicable to other countries outside the EEA/Schengen area.
ʺTravellers from the UK will now be treated equally to travelers from the EEA/Schengen area regarding quarantine hotel requirements.
“This is particularly due to the fact that we have a good overview of the level of infection in the UK, where the situation is now among the more favorable in Europe.
“Nevertheless, the UK will still be subject to third country requirements under the entry restrictions regulations,ʺ Monica Mæland, Minister of Justice and Public Security (H), noted.
ʺThe UK is a key trading partner, and Norwegian business and industry are also dependent on the labor force from the country. Consequently, it is important for Norwegian enterprises that the UK is placed in the same category as other EU/EEA countries with respect to quarantine hotel rules,ʺ Iselin Nybø, Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (V), said.
These changes are in line with the recommendations from the Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).
Source: Ministry of Justice and Public Security / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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