Country assessment for week 3 (17–23 January)

Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

Corona information is frequently changed and may therefore be out of date.

You will find updated news from the Government on Topic Page The coronavirus situation. General information about the coronavirus can be found on Helsenorge.no.

The Ministry of Health and Care Services is introducing a requirement of travel quarantine for people arriving from Romania. The changes will enter into effect on Monday 17 January at 12 am. The figures show a continued rise in infections throughout Europe.

Travel quarantine will only apply to travellers arriving from red, dark red, and grey countries (countries and areas outside the EEA/Schengen area and the UK) who are not fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 6 months and who cannot document this with a valid, verifiable COVID-19 certificate. Children and young people under the age of 18 are exempt from travel quarantine, regardless of the country they arrive from. In addition, travel quarantine may be shortened for all travellers if they present a negative result from a PCR test taken no sooner than 3 days after arrival.

The changes to the country list will appear in the COVID-19 Regulations and the interactive map on FHI.no from Monday 17 January.

Countries in Europe

No country in Europe will be green or orange in week 3.

Travel quarantine is introduced for the following country:
Romania (changed from orange to red).

The following countries will remain red or dark red and require travel quarantine (same requirements for red and dark red countries):

Red:
Poland (changed from dark red).

Dark red:
Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria (changed from red) Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the UK, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Vatican City, and Austria.

Regions and autonomous regions in the Nordic countries

Sweden

No regions in Sweden will be green or orange after week 3.

The following regions will continue to be or change to dark red and require travel quarantine: 

Dark red:
Blekinge, Dalarna, Gävleborg, Gotland, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten (changed from red), Skåne, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten (changed from red), Västernorrland (changed from red), Västmanland, Västra Götaland, Örebro, and Östergötland (changed from red).

Denmark (including autonomous regions)

No regions or autonomous regions in Denmark will be green or orange after week 3.

The following regions will continue to be dark red and require travel quarantine: 
The capital (including Copenhagen), Central Denmark, North Jutland, Zealand, and South Denmark.

The Faeroe Islands will continue to be dark red, and will therefore continue to require travel quarantine.

Greenland will continue to be dark red, and will therefore continue to require travel quarantine.

Finland

No regions in Finland will be green or orange after week 3.

The following regions will continue to be or change to dark red and require travel quarantine:
Pirkanmaa, Central Tavastland, Southwest Finland, Helsinki-Uusimaa, Kainuu (changed from red), Kymmenlaakso (changed from red), Lapland (changed from red), Länsi-Pohja (changed from red), North Karelia (changed from red), North Savo (changed from red), Central Finland, Central Ostrobothnia (changed from red), North Ostrobothnia, Päijat-Häme, Satakunta, South Ostrobothnia (changed from red), South Karelia (changed from red), South Savo (changed from red), Vaasa, East Savo (changed from red), and the Åland Islands.

Selected islands and archipelagos in Europe 

None of the selected islands or archipelagos will be green or orange in week 3.

The following islands and archipelagos will continue to be or change to dark red and continue to require travel quarantine:

Dark red:
The Azores (Portugal), the Balearic Islands (Spain), the Ionian Islands (Greece), the Canary Islands (Spain), Corsica (France), Crete (Greece), Madeira (Portugal), the Northern Aegean Islands (Greece), Sicily (Italy), Sardinia (changed from red), and the Southern Aegean Islands (Greece).