Changes in the travel advice for certain areas in the Nordic region

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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 the Etelä-Savo Hospital District and the Kainuu Hospital District in Finland and the Faroe Islands from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to these areas. From midnight on Sunday 30 May, anyone arriving in Norway from these areas, and who satisfies the criteria for entry to the country, will be required to go into quarantine for 10 days. For more information about entry rules, see here.

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. As of 24 May, the UK is once more included in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment on the same basis as Schengen area/EEA countries. The UK is currently ‘red’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe.

The new changes apply from midnight on Sunday 30 May. 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.