Norway introduces compulsory testing on entry

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Dec 6, 2021 10:13:16 AM

#NordicNews on Norway

Testing and registration are mandatory, regardless of vaccination status

Norway's government reacts to the virus variant Omikron and tightens the entry regulations. Since Friday, 3 December, every person entering the country must take a Corona test - regardless of vaccination status. In addition, travellers must register before departure. 

According to Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol, stricter measures are necessary to stop the spread of the Omikron variant. Therefore, everyone entering Norway must be tested. The test may be conducted directly at the border crossing point. If there is no testing station available there, the test must be done within 24 hours after arrival. 

If the rapid test is positive, a PCR test is mandatory. This has to be carried out as soon as possible, but within 24 hours at the latest. The new requirements apply regardless of vaccination or recovery status. 

In two weeks, the newly introduced measures will be reviewed and extended if necessary.

More information on Norway.  

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