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COVID-19 stricter rules to stop coronavirus mutation

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

The Norwegian Government has decided to introduce a number of new and stricter measures in order to stop the local outbreak of the Corona virus mutation, with effect from Saturday 23/1/2021, for Oslo and the surrounding area. The measures include, among others, the closure of all shops, except for grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations. Private visits and gatherings at home should be avoided, as well as travels, if not strictly necessary. Further information may be found on the following link:
https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/strong-measures-in-municipalities-in-norway/

Furthermore, stricter rules for testing and quarantine upon arrival in Norway have been introduced to stop coronavirus mutation with effect from 25/1/2021:
•    The requirement to present a negative SARS-CoV2 test prior to arrival when travelling to Norway is being amended to require test taken 24 hours prior to departure instead of 72 hours.
•    All persons who have been to the UK, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Brazil must undergo a PCR test at the Norwegian border. The quarantine rules are being tightened and will now apply to arrivals from all countries, with fewer exceptions in place and increased requirements in terms of testing.

Further information may be found on the following link:
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/stricter-rules-for-testing-and-quarantine-upon-arrival-to-stop-coronavirus-mutation/id2829765/

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