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  • Strict measures being implemented in a further 15 municipalities in Eastern Norway

    News story Date: 25/01/2021

    Stringent measures were implemented yesterday in ten municipalities to halt the UK COVID-19 strain. Strict measures will now be implemented in 15 neighbouring municipalities with effect from midnight.

  • Comment after mass detentions in Moscow

    News story Date: 24/01/2021

    'Norway is concerned by mass detentions of peaceful demonstrators in Moscow and other Russian cities. We call for their immediate release and expect Russia to adhere to its international obligations to ensure freedom of speech and freedom of assembly', the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, said after the demonstrations 23 January.

  • Stricter rules for testing and quarantine upon arrival to stop coronavirus mutation

    News story Date: 23/01/2021

    The requirement to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to arrival when travelling to Norway is being amended to require a test taken 24 hours prior to departure instead of 72 hours. Furthermore, all persons who have been to the UK, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Brazil must undergo a PCR test at the Norwegian border. The quarantine rules are being tightened and will now apply to arrivals from all countries, with fewer exemptions in place and increased requirements in terms of testing.

  • Strict measures in ten municipalities following UK COVID-19 mutation outbreak

    News story Date: 23/01/2021

    In order to halt the outbreak of the UK mutation in Nordre Follo, the Government has decided to impose very strict measures from 12.00 on Saturday 23 January in ten municipalities in Eastern Norway. The municipalities support the Government’s decision to adopt these measures.

  • Tigray: Human rights must be respected

    News story Date: 22/01/2021

    'I am deeply concerned by reports of the use of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Tigray', the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Changes in the travel advice for some hospital districts in Finland

    Press release Date: 22/01/2021

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to the Etelä-Savo Hospital District and Pohjois-Savo Hospital District in Finland.

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