Everyone encouraged to avoid leisure travel

Health Minister Bent Høie.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Drop all travel that is not strictly necessary – domestically and abroad – and avoid places where you can get close to others, urges Health Minister Bent Høie (Høyre).

The Government is now implementing the most stringent measures Norway has taken in peacetime.

“The transport sector will operate as normal, but we strongly encourage everyone to avoid leisure travel.”

“Avoid unnecessary travel, both domestically and abroad, and avoid public transport if you can. Avoid other places where you can get close to others, and avoid close contact with others,” is the clear advice from Høie.

And he also asks people who are not afraid of their own health to take responsibility.

“Maybe you are not afraid for yourself, but you have to help limit the infection for the sake of your elderly grandmother, or your little sister who has asthma, or the neighbor who has cancer. And not least all the thousands in the health service who are now going to have a demanding time,” says Høie.

However, public transport will be maintained – in part so that safety-critical personnel can get to work.

“Stores should also be open. There is no need to hoard,” says the Minister of Health.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


1 Comment on "Everyone encouraged to avoid leisure travel"

  1. I agree and we are not going to travel for leisure.
    But what about out tickets?
    The travel agency denies any refund and the insurance company says they don’t pay anything, because our flight is not suspended!

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