From next week, unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from several regions in Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Finland will need quarantine when they reach Norway, as they have been added to the unsafe travel list announced by the Ministry of Health and Care Services.
According to the Norwegian authorities, the measure will enter into force on Monday, November 8, and it will specifically affect the following regions:
- Greece: Crete, northern Aegean and southern Aegean islands
- Denmark: Regions in North Jutland and Southern Denmark
- Finland: Kymmenedalen
- Sweden: Kalmar, Skåne, Södermanland, Uppsala, Västra Götalregionerna
While entry quarantine has been introduced for arrivals from these countries, the same requirements have expired for the Finnish region of Savolax, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
In other words, unvaccinated and unrecovered arrivals from dark red and red categories are required to complete a registration form, take a PCR test on arrival and isolate for ten days after arrival, with the option to end the quarantine by taking a test on the third quarantine day.
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Other countries and regions in the red category include the following:
- EU member states such as Greece, Iceland, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary
- Sweden: Kalmar, Skåne, Södermanland, Uppsala, Västra Götaland, Östergötland, Norrbotten, Stockholm and Västmanland
- Denmark: Zealand, Greenland, North Jutland and Southern Denmark
- Finland: Kymenlaakso, Pirkanmaa, Southwest Finland, Helsinki and Uusimaa, Central Finland, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Päijat-Hämeenlinna and Southern Ostrobothnia
- Greece: Crete, Ionian Islands, North Aegean Islands and South Aegean Islands
The dark red category consists of the following areas:
- EU Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Austria
- Denmark’s capital regions, including Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands
On the other hand, the entry rules for green and orange categories are more relaxed, which means that travelers can present a COVID-19 test taken when entering Norway.
The orange category includes the following countries and regions:
- EU Member States: Andorra, Italy, France, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino and Vatican City
- Blekinge, Dalarna, Gävleborg, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kronoberg, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland and Örebro
- Denmark: Midtjylland
- Finland: Central Hämeenlinna, Kajanaland, Länsi-Pohja, North Karelia, Satakunta, South Karelia, Vaasa and Eastern Savo
In addition, the green category currently consists of:
- EU Member States: Malta and Spain
- Swedish Gotland
- Finnish regions Lapland, Southern Savonia and Åland
- Balearic Islands and Canary Islands (Spain)
In addition, the purple list of countries has been supplemented with Argentina, Columbia, Namibia and Peru, while the remaining countries on this list are Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan.
Travelers from these countries must follow the same rules as red and dark red arrivals.
However, fully vaccinated arrivals and those who can present evidence of the previous covid-19 infection can enter the country without quarantine requirements. The same rule applies to holders of EU Digital Covid-19 certificates and holders of corresponding documentation.
While the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveals that 91.9 percent of Norway’s adult population has received the first vaccine and 87.5 percent are fully vaccinated, data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 425 positive cases of covid-19 has been reported in Norway in the last 24 hours.