No answers about traveling abroad

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The Directorate of Health and Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) have been assigned the task of preparing new advice on vacations and leisure travel. But it is unclear when the advice on foreign travel can change.

The new advice will be presented by May 15 at the latest and apply from June 1, the government writes in its new corona strategy.

But the new advice will not necessarily provide answers about travel out of Norway.

When the strategy was presented, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Høyre) said that she knows that many are wondering what the summer will be like.

“We have said that we must prepare for a Norwegian holiday,” she said.

“When it comes to traveling abroad, the answer is that we do not know. This is not something Norway decides alone, it is something we must do together with other countries. We are working on the matter, but it is too early to give a date.”

In the strategy, the government makes it clear that the ban on foreign travel for health professionals is lifted with immediate effect.

But foreign travel is still not advised, and people who have been abroad must quarantine upon returning home.

In its recommendation to the government, FHI writes that the quarantine should now be considered mutually repealed with countries that have good control of the infection, such as Denmark.

The Directorate of Health also believes that such a change may soon happen.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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