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  • Temporary adjustments to Level A measures

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Level A, the strictest level of regional measures, has been designed to normally last for 2-3 weeks. This level of measures has applied to 20 municipalities in Viken for considerably longer than this. The Norwegian Government therefore asked the

  • Adjustments to regional measures

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have conducted an overall review of the regional levels of measures and are proposing minor adjustments. The Norwegian Government has followed the recommendation. Most

  • Changes to regional measures in Viken

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The infection levels in Viken county are falling, but some municipalities still have high infection levels. In accordance with recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the County Governor

  • Exemption from transmission quarantine for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    People who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to go into transmission quarantine. When people have received their first dose and 3-12 weeks have elapsed since vaccination, they will also be exempt from transmission quarantine if they are

  • Interval extended between the first and second dose of the vaccine

    30/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The interval between the first and second dose of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) is being extended to up to 12 weeks for all age groups under 65 years following a recommendation from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. This

  • Change in the travel advice for one hospital district in Finland

    30/04/2021 Press release 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 the North Ostrobothnia Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the

  • 'Note that the Palestinian elections have been postponed'

    30/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We note that the planned Palestinian parliamentary elections have been postponed', State Secretary Audun Halvorsen said after the postponement of the elections.

  • Tina Bru met the Belgian Minister of energy

    30/04/2021 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, met with Belgian Minister of Energy Tinne van der Straeten on Thursday for discussions on CCS, offshore wind and hydrogen.

  • Stricter testing requirements

    29/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is introducing a requirement that people who have visited countries outside the EEA and the Schengen area and have received a positive result from a rapid antigen test taken at the border must also take a PCR test at the

  • Changes among the political advisers

    29/04/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Lise Hammersland as new political adviser to Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner from 26 May 2021 to 18 March 2022.

  • Norway joins important biodiversity initiatives

    29/04/2021 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    2021 is an important year for nature and biodiversity worldwide. In connection with the international negotiations on a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Norway has announced that it is joining two groups of countries that are working to save

  • Norway to provide support to India

    28/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The situation in India is very serious, with a high number of Covid-19 cases and many deaths. Norway will contribute NOK 20 million in humanitarian assistance to support the people of India in dealing with this crisis,’ said Minister of Foreign

  • International cooperation, sustainability and green solutions main topics during virtual visit to California

    28/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    International cooperation, sustainability and green solutions were on the agenda when His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon conducted a virtual official visit to San Francisco earlier this week. He was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine

  • Easing of the guidance for people who are fully vaccinated

    28/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is changing the guidance for people who are fully vaccinated, following a recommendation from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In private homes, people who are fully vaccinated may have close social contact (less

  • Changes in the travel advice for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Iraq

    28/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against all travel to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Iraq.

  • The crisis in India may lead to vaccine scarcity

    28/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The current crisis in India can quickly turn into a global vaccine disaster. India is one of the largest vaccine producers in the world, and many low- and middle-income countries depend on it for vaccine deliveries. This shows with tragic clarity

  • Stricter entry restrictions for travellers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal, and Pakistan

    28/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Due to the serious infection situation in India, the Norwegian Government has tightened entry restrictions for travellers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal, and Pakistan.

  • Changes to the regional measures for the municipalities in Viken

    27/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The rate of infection remains high in parts of Viken, while other parts of the county are experiencing a declining trend in which the authorities have a clear picture of the situation. Following a recommendation from the Norwegian Directorate of

  • IMF: Norway has handled the Covid-19 crisis very well

    26/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today presented its assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy. The IMF staff has met with Norwegian authorities, academic institutions, and social partners. A more

  • Increased use of mass testing in order to reopen society

    23/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government will use mass testing more actively in the reopening of society. Children and adolescents in areas with a high rate of infection will be prioritised. The Norwegian Directorate of Health will be responsible for a national