On Monday, France, Greece, Italy, and Germany could become “green” for travelers to Norway

ECDC infection map 01072021Photo: ECDC / NTB

From July 5, a number of European countries could become “green” on the FHI’s infection map, thus releasing Norwegians traveling back home from entry quarantine. More information on the issue will be published on Friday. 

The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) will update its infection map on Friday. Those traveling to Norway from “green” countries will be released from entry quarantine even if they have not been vaccinated.

On Friday, the FHI will also present its assessments of the infection situation on some European islands, such as Crete.

EU map updated Thursday

The European Infection Control Agency (ECDC) updated its infection map on Thursday afternoon and thus indicated what the FHI might do on Friday.

The countries that are completely or almost completely “green” on the ECDC map are Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Liechtenstein, France, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece.

Several of the Greek islands are “green” on the map. 

However, the FHI makes its own assessment of the European infection rates, and it is thus not a given that the FHI’s and the ECDC’s assessments will be identical.

Opening up to travelers from outside Europe?

In addition, the FHI will make an assessment of the countries on the EU’s third country list. These are countries outside Europe that the European Commission believes are safe enough to have the travel restrictions for citizens in these countries to be gradually eased.

In addition to changes in the threshold for “green” countries, Norway’s Global Travel Council for the EEA/Schengen, the United Kingdom, and countries on the EU’s third country list that the FHI considers safe will also be abolished on July 5.

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