Quarantine if the country “changes color”

Espen NakstadOslo.Espen Nakstad : Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

If you are in a country that goes from green to red, you must be quarantined when you get home, says assistant health director Espen Rostrup Nakstad.

“You may be on a week’s trip, and getting home in time could be difficult. But when you get home, you have to be quarantined if the country has turned red,” he said at the government’s coronavirus press conference on Friday afternoon.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has been commissioned to update the coronavirus travel map at least every 14 days.

“Such situations can arise. Some countries can go from green to red in less than 14 days,” said NIPH director Frode Forland at the press conference.

“We will do a complete review every 14 days, and then we will take into account special situations on a weekly basis,” he continued.

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1 Comment on "Quarantine if the country “changes color”"

  1. Quarantine is drastic and may be unnecessary if NIPH and FHI just make facemasking out in public – especially on public transportation – mandatory as an “interim measure” instead? ??

    I wear mine when I’m on the bus or in stores.

    Time for NIPH and FHI to finally get smarter about this.

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