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Changes in the travel advice for countries and areas in Europe

Corona information is frequently changed and may therefore be out of date.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

Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of Malta and two hospital districts in Finland from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe.

The following areas will therefore be excepted from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ global travel advice: Malta, and the Kainuu Hospital District and the Satakunta Hospital District in Finland. The new changes came to effect at 15 Friday 4 June.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries apart from those for which an exception has been made. This travel advice currently applies until 1 July 2021. For an updated overview of countries in the Schengen area/EEA and the Nordic countries and regions that are excepted from the travel advice, see the Institute of Public Health’s map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe and the Ministry’s travel information.

The infection situation and local restrictions can both change very quickly. The travel advice is advisory. It is not a ban. However, if you travel to a country against the Ministry’s advice, there may be implications for your travel insurance. You should also be aware that the Foreign Service’s capacity to provide consular assistance may be limited in countries for which travel advice has been issued. At worst, the Foreign Service will not be able to provide consular assistance if you have problems.    

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