Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: Norway
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From 15th July, Travellers from EEA/Schengen countries with acceptable levels of infection can travel to Norway. The travel advice will be changed for countries that are excepted from the rules on quarantine on entry to Norway, that is countries that meet the criteria set by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The Institute will update the map showing areas with exemptions of quarantine duty on 10 July and the list will be updated at least every second week. More information about the criteria and the countries/regions where travel restrictions have been relaxed can found on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
This means that quarantine on arrival and entry restrictions will no longer apply for travel between Norway and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the following regions of Sweden: Kronoberg, Blekinge, Skåne, Östergötland, Örebro, Kalmar, Värmland, , Åland, and the island Gotland.
Quarantine rules and restrictions on entry will still apply for people who arrive from regions where the level of infection is high. For an updated map of regions in the Nordic countries with and without quarantine upon arrival, see the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Otherwise, the Norwegian borders are still closed for all but Norwegian citizens and foreigners who possess a residence permit or a work permit. As a general rule, this will apply until 20 August but the government will consider exceptions as the situation changes.
- Restrictions sailing in-country and cross-border
See above for Sweden. Otherwise no restrictions.
- Social restrictions and requirements (and any special points)
Social distancing guidance remains in force.
There are restrictions on public events and large parts of the hospitality and service sectors. Establishments serving food are allowed to open but social distancing restrictions apply.
The Norwegian authorities have issued recommendations that people avoid using public transport unless strictly necessary.
- Norwegian Government
- Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Norwegian Government, changes to travel advice from 15 July
- UK FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
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