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Travel advice rescinded for certain countries on the EU’s list of safe third countries

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

As of Monday 19 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is withdrawing its travel advice for the following countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro and Qatar.

The Government has decided to rescind the advice against non-essential travel to those countries and regions on the EU’s list of epidemiologically safe third countries that the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has assessed and determined meet the criteria for somewhat less stringent entry restrictions. The EU’s list of safe third countries list is a list of non-EU/EEA countries and regions and is reviewed and updated every two weeks.

Although the advice against non-essential travel to these countries has been withdrawn, the rules and requirements relating to quarantine remain in place. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has now carried out its first assessment to determine which countries on the EU’s list of safe third countries are eligible for less stringent entry restrictions. For more information about third countries, see here. For information about infection levels in the relevant countries and the rules and requirements relating to quarantine on arrival in Norway, see here.

Please note that the level of infection in the country you plan to visit can change very quickly. New requirements relating to quarantine on entry into Norway may be introduced at short notice.