Troms Police District has chosen to refuse to issue land permits to foreign crew members on ships, but exceptions are made for a number of groups.
Exceptions are made for all foreign crew members who are residents in Norway and all crew members who are EU / EEA citizens and work on a Norwegian registered ship, newspaper VG writes.
The reason for the decision is to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Crew members who are denied land permits are not allowed to leave the quay area. The decision applies from February 17 to April 30.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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