Travelers coming to Norway

New entry requirements make it easier

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With the surge of travelers entering Norway after travel restrictions were eased, COVID-19 testing centers in Norway can have very long lines.


Ninety-six-thousand travelers without COVID-19 passports came to Norway the first week after  travel regulations eased up July 5.

Everyone not fully vaccinated must register upon arrival. On average, 13,813 travelers registered each day, according to the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning.

“We have tested four times as many people as in previous weeks,” said the head of the test station at Svinesund, Jostein Stø.

After the easing of the restrictions, 15,000 people entering Norway were tested. Because of the long lines, some Norwegians who had already received their first vaccine dose were sent on to be tested locally.

Translated by Lori Ann Reinhall

This article originally appeared in the July 23, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå), the Norwegian News Agency, is a press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets. The agency is located in Oslo and has bureaus in Brussels, Belgium, and Tromsø in northern Norway