Tromsø Airport starts offering corona tests to passengers coming from the southern parts of Norway

Tromsø airportPhoto: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB

On Monday, Tromsø Airport started offering corona testing to travelers coming from areas of Norway with high infection pressure.

Corona testing at the airport is not a requirement for domestic travelers, but it will be offered to passengers on some flights, newspaper Nordlys writes.

Last week, Tromsø Municipality offered testing at the airport, but few decided to make use of the offer.

“Only 15% of the travelers wanted to get tested. We hope more will choose to test themselves. This is an offer to passengers. We have no authority to force people to take a test,” the head of the pandemic department in the municipality, Per Harald Korsmo, told the newspaper.

Preventing the spread of the UK coronavirus variant

As a measure of preventing the spread of the mutated coronavirus, Tromsø Municipality encourages everyone who comes from areas with high infection pressure to get tested within 24 hours of arrival in Tromsø.

According to Avinor, the state-owned company that operates most of the civil airports in Norway, around 1,100 passengers flew to Tromsø this weekend. Between 700 and 800 of them came from Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews

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