Travel advice for Sweden not ambiguous, says Høie

Health Minister Bent HøieHealth Minister Bent Høie.Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix
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– Shopping trips are often unnecessary trips, says Minister of Health Bent Høie after the police this weekend reported a “very active” cross-boarder Swedish trade.

Høie denies to Dagbladet that the government’s travel advice for Sweden is ambiguous, as several Norwegians in Swedish trade expressed in TV reports from Sweden this weekend.

They believed that if one does not want Norwegians to travel, the regions should have been kept red, according to the TV 2 feature.

– I think most people know when a trip is unnecessary. We must remember that we must work our way through the pandemic together. It is not just about what is legal, but also about what is wise, Bent Høie says to Dagbladet, and comes with the following “warning” to people participating in border trade:

– If you still choose to leave, you must be very aware that there is an increased risk of becoming infected and infecting others after such a journey. One must also remember that one should not visit the elderly in an institution until ten days have passed after such a journey.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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