The Norwegian government will allow foreign athletes to re-enter the country on quarantine exceptions to compete in Norway from mid-February.
“The exemptions will not be reintroduced until mid-February. The government will make a renewed assessment before mid-February,” the government stated on Saturday.
On Friday, January 22, sports were granted an extended exemption from the rules on quarantine upon entry, so that, among other things, the World Cup in cross-country skiing and other ski sports and international football and handball matches could be arranged.
But on Wednesday, the exemptions were removed after the government decided to close Norway’s borders for unnecessary travel.
“No, no provision has been made for cultural figures, athletes, or others to be exempted from these rules,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday.
The World Cup in Lillehammer that was supposed to take place from February 12 to February 14 has already been canceled.
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