Tomorrow, Norway relaxes most entry restrictions for EU/Schengen, the UK, and purple countries

GardermoenPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The Norwegian government will relax entry restrictions from the EU/Schengen, the UK, and so-called purple countries from Saturday at 4 PM.

Purple countries are on the EU’s so-called third country list, which have infection situations that provide a basis for somewhat milder entry rules to Norway. Travelers from purple countries will also avoid quarantine hotels when they arrive in Norway in the future.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Directorate of Health have recommended that the government lift entry restrictions from these countries relatively quickly.

Quarantine hotels are removed as a requirement but must be maintained as an offer for those who do not have a suitable quarantine location. 

Those who are already in quarantine hotels when the new rules come into force will be allowed to complete the quarantine there if they want to do so.

On March 12, 2020, Norway introduced quarantine requirements for travelers from abroad. That has been the case throughout the pandemic, but with several exceptions and with multiple softenings and tightenings of the rules.

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