Up to 30 people escaped from the quarantine hotels at Gardermoen last week

Park Inn by Radisson Oslo AirportPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB

During the last week, 20 to 30 people have left the quarantine hotels at Oslo Airport at Gardermoen ahead of time, newspaper Romerikes Blad writes.

“They do not agree with the quarantine hotel scheme. Some, therefore, choose to leave the hotel before the quarantine period is over,” municipal director Gunnhild Grimstad-Kirkeby in Ullensaker Municipality told the newspaper.

Everyone who comes to Norway from what is considered unnecessary travel abroad must stay in quarantine hotels at their own expense for ten days. 

A corona test can only be taken seven days after entry, and only when the result is negative can people leave the hotel, according to the government’s new rules from March 29.

No coercive regulations

The municipal director says they can’t stop or prevent people from leaving the hotels because “there are no coercive regulations.”

“We report everyone who leaves the hotels to the police. The only thing we can do is inform them about the consequences of breaking the quarantine,” she said.

This weekend, the Eastern Police District informed news bureau NTB that they do not intend to arrest people who violate the quarantine obligation but that such persons are reported. The fine is about NOK 20,000.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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