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Changes in the travel advice for countries and areas in the Nordic region

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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 Iceland and a number of 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: Iceland, and the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District, North Ostrobothnia Hospital District, South Karelia Hospital District and Åland in Finland. The new changes apply from midnight on Sunday 23 May.

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.