Increased tourism expected

Norway accepts EU coronavirus certificates

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Now that Norway is part of the EU’s COVID-19 certificate program, there could be more international visitors coming to Norway.


Norway is now part of the EU’s solution for COVID-19 certificates, and Minister of Health Bent Høie expects that more foreigners will be coming to Norway.

Fully vaccinated and previous coronavirus patients with a valid coronavirus certificate can enter Norway without quarantine, test requirements, and entry registration.

“In Europe, there are many who have been fully vaccinated, especially pensioners, who love to travel to Norway” said Høie. “If they are fully vaccinated, they are most welcome, as long as they can document it with a digital COVID-19 certificate or a solution with a barcode that can be checked, he said.

The entry requirements currently apply to these countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Poland, and Latvia.

This article originally appeared in the July 9, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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