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COVID-19 New regulations for travellers comingto Norway from a “red country”, including Greece

Friday, 13 November 2020

In order to limit import infection, the Norwegian Governmentintroduced new measures to combat Covid-19, effective from 9th November 2020. Among the new measures are both the requirement for a certificate showing a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into Norway and the obligation to carry out the 10-day quarantine at quarantine hotels.

Requirement for a certificate showing a negative test for SARS-CoV-2

Travellers from red countries, including Greece, must present a negative Covid-19 test certificate when entering Norway. The test must have been taken no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in Norway. Any person who does not present such a test can be refused entry.

Requirements for quarantine hotels in the case of entry quarantine

Everyone who arrives in Norway from red countries must be in quarantine for 10 days. Everyone who must be in entry quarantine must stay at a quarantine hotel during the quarantine period. People staying at a quarantine hotel will have the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19. However, even if the person tests negative for Covid-19 during the quarantine period, the duration of the quarantine period will not be reduced.Any breaches of quarantine duty observed will be reported to the Police who will consider criminal prosecution.

Exemptions from the above obligations and any further details from the Government of Norway regarding the covid-19 situation and regulations, can be found on the following webpage:

https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/

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