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Norway to Scrap COVID Entry Quarantine for Vaccinated Arrivals

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Norway announced on Wednesday that from later this week those who have been fully vaccinated or have been exposed to Coronavirus in the country will be exempt from entry quarantine, and that vaccine passport holders from the EU will also be exempt from quarantine.

Those fully vaccinated in Norway or who have had Covid-19 in the Nordic country will no longer be required to quarantine upon entry, provided they test negative for coronavirus at the border or within two days of arrival, the government announced at a news conference on Friday.

Changes in the rules coincide with the launch of Norway’s full Covid-19 certification.

According to Health Minister Bent H*ie, anyone who has been fully vaccinated or has had Covid-19 in the last six months (with a Covid-19 certificate) must not be in the entry quarantine.

The Covid-19 certificate will be accessible via helsenorge.no.

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At least three weeks before their arrival, those who have received their first dose in Norway can only leave quarantine once they return a negative PCR test after day three.

In addition, Hoie said that those aged between 12 and 18 will be able to exit quarantine if their PCR tests are negative on day three.

ACCORDING TO THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH, the EU’s proposed vaccine passport will also release vaccinated travellers from quarantine once the scheme is implemented in July.

“Norway’s stance has always been that we want to be part of a common European solution,” Høie said at the press conference.

The government are still advising against all non-essential international travel. Current entry restrictions also remain in place.

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