Nordic country scraps all travel rules for tourists

Nordic country scraps all travel rules for tourists

With half-term in full swing for most schools in Sussex, many families will be looking to jet off for some winter sun.

And as more countries across the world continue to ease travel restrictions, now could be the ideal time to book a last-minute getaway.

However, some holidaymakers may still be put off by having to test before and after they arrive at their destination.

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So, if you’re looking for a holiday without the stress of Covid rules, Norway could be the answer to your prayers.

It has become the first Nordic country to scrap its remaining travel rules, making life significantly easier for tourists.

In a bid to help you plan your holiday, we’ve researched the updated rules for Norway and coronavirus rates as it stands.

Nordic country scraps all travel rules for tourists

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Norway’s new rules

The travel restrictions upon entry into Norway have been lifted, meaning the same rules as before the pandemic now apply.

Previous requirements to fill out a digital registration form prior to arrival have also been removed.

However, all travelers arriving in Svalbard must provide evidence of a negative antigen rapid test result taken within 24 hours before departure.

And they are still required to take a Covid test within 24 hours of arrival.

Residents of Svalbard and those who are fully vaccinated, or those who can document they have undergone Covid-19, are exempt from the pre-arrival test.

Norway has also dropped almost all Covid measures, including social distancing, mask-wearing and quarantining requirements.

Travelers should also be aware that most airlines still require the use of face masks onboard, so it’s worth checking this before you jet off to the country.

Coronavirus cases in Norway

Currently, infections in Norway remain relatively low, with the country recording 14,496 cases yesterday (February 21), according to Our World in Data.

The UK documented 44,033 infections, which is still significantly lower than January 5 when the country saw 182,908 cases – the highest total since the pandemic began.

A week earlier (February 14), Norway documented 19,799 cases, while the UK saw 69,128.

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