Norwegians defy travel advice for Sweden

SvinesundSvinesund, The new Svinesundbrua on the border between Norway and Sweden.Photo: Cornelius Poppe / SCANPIX

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Norwegians defy travel advice and go on holiday to Sweden, confirms several Swedish organizations to SVT.

Both the Dalsland Tourist Association and Strömstad’s Merchant Association confirm that the number of Norwegians in Sweden has increased in recent days, according to SVT.

“Most people say that they have so much vacation time that they travel to their cabins or holiday homes and are willing to quarantine when they get home,” says Heidi Caroline Nyström of the Merchant Association.

The government allows travel to the Nordic countries, but in Sweden this only applies to the island of Gotland. The island in the Baltic Sea has a low enough infection rate that Norway considers it safe to travel there.

Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Denmark fulfill Norwegian requirements for low infection rates.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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