New survey shows Norwegians want to stay at home these winter holidays

Gardermoen airportPhoto: NTB
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A new survey conducted by Fremtid revealed that only 15% want to holiday abroad these winter holidays despite pandemic restrictions easing across Norway and Europe.

A home holiday in Norway, ski trip or city break for some

Only 15% of Norwegians want to go abroad these winter holidays according to a survey conducted by Response Analyze on behalf of the insurance company, Fremtind. Some 230,000 respondents, 5%, want to head somewhere warmer whilst 2% want to hit the slopes for a ski holiday. There is also a small segment that wants to take a holiday in a city in the upcoming winter holidays.

Therese Nielsen, an injury prevention spokesperson for Fremtind, reminded Norwegians that although the pandemic is easing in Norway, this is not the case in every country. In a press release, she reminded Norwegians that “If you are going abroad, it is still important to remember that the situation can change quickly when it comes to infection rates, quarantine and restrictions. We encourage you to familiarize yourself well with the rules and restrictions that apply to the country you want to travel to, both before departure and during your stay.”

Concerns about quarantine, catching COVID

Of those surveyed, there were still concerns relating to the COVID pandemic. Of those that want to go abroad on holidays, 37% said their biggest concern was entering the isolation of quarantine after being infected with COVID. Only 22% said their biggest fear was contracting the virus itself whilst 17% had concerns about delayed flights and transport.

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

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