It is not yet clear what advice applies to domestic travel this summer, but Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø hopes Norwegians can help the tourism industry.
“We must adhere to the advice that applies at all times. It could also change between now and the summer. But as it looks now, I think many will be able to look forward to a Norwegian holiday,” Nybø stated at Thursday’s press conference on the corona situation.
She hopes that this will be the summer where many can go to new places in Norway and experience, for example, Bryggen in Bergen or the UNESCO World Heritage site in Røros.
“It is important that not everyone travels to the cabin, but that people use the hotels, eat at the restaurants and use the adventure services. This is how we can keep tourism going. It is an industry that has been hit very hard,” she says.
For longer trips also inland in Norway, it may be appropriate to travel by air. Health Minister Bent Høie (Høyre) states that work is underway on new infection prevention recommendations for flights.
“There has been no problem with very few passengers on board lately, but efforts are being made to find good routines for flights in collaboration between the Directorate of Health and the Ministry of Transport. This is a real issue when air traffic recovers,” says Høie.
He also emphasizes that leisure travel advice can be changed before the summer.
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