Norwegian Air cancels its flights between Oslo and Milan on the basis of new travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and recommendations from the health authorities.
The airline is suspending its three weekly flights between Oslo and the Italian metropolis for the time being, they said in a press release Friday night.
Customers who have booked a ticket to Milan with Norwegian will be contacted by the company’s customer center, they further inform.
The Foreign Ministry recommends no travel, which is not urgent or strictly needed, to the northernmost regions of Italy as a result of the corona virus, was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website as an update on Friday.
The regions that apply are Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.
The FHI advised on Tuesday as well as the Peace Council, against travel to northern Italy as a result of the coronavirus infection in the country, until now, the Foreign Ministry did not want to discourage traveling there.
Italy is the country hardest hit by the virus in Europe. So far, more than 3,800 have been confirmed infected and 197 have died in the country.
In Norway, as many as 79 of the confirmed cases of spores can be traced back to infection from Italy.
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