Norway No Longer Requires Quarantine for Travelers Upon Arrival
Norway will no longer require travelers from all over the world, including the United States, to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Based on the announcement from the government of Norway, the requirement has been removed as of January 26, 2022 at 12 am.
Following a recommendation from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the Norwegian Government is removing the requirement of travel quarantine. It is no longer considered necessary on the grounds of infection control.
“Travelers still need to get tested and complete entry registration upon arrival in Norway,” the government said, as reported by Travel Pulse.
Visitors will still need to show documentation of a negative test taken before arrival if they cannot produce a COVID-19 certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.
Travelers without a COVID-19 certificate make up only 7% of travelers, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The makes a full-scale quarantine requirement unnecessary.
“I agree with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health that in light of the low proportion of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among arriving travelers without a COVID-19 certificate, compared with the current status of the pandemic in Norway, the time has come to change the travel quarantine requirement,” said Norway’s Minister of Health and Care Services Ingvild Kjerkol.