Medicine / Health, Disease | The government tightens access restrictions and introduces new quarantine requirements

Cabinet warns that an increase in infections in Europe from Monday will lead to stricter entry restrictions and quarantine requirements. This also applies to island holidays in Greece.

Belgium, France, Faroe Islands, Greece and Malta go from green to orange on the infection map. The government said in a statement that restrictions on entry and quarantine will therefore be imposed on these countries press release Friday.

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Quarantine hotel requirements will also be introduced in Cyprus and the UK from 19 July. These countries are turning from red to dark red after the recent rise in the number of infections.

In Cyprus, the number of infections is now 1,384 per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the United Kingdom it is 679, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Travelers from orange and red countries and regions must be subject to quarantine when entering Norway, as long as they have not been fully vaccinated or have recently registered with coronary heart disease.

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The background to the changes is an updated professional assessment by the NIPH of the level of contamination and the need for changes in the level of measures to reduce the risk of imported contamination.

Among the European Union countries, Latvia is now turning green. Most countries keep their colors from last week.

More Sweden is going green. From Monday, there will only be two orange or red districts left, Norrbotten and Värmland, instead of five.

In contrast, in Denmark, the regions of New Zealand, Central Jutland and North Jutland go from green to orange and have entry restrictions. Denmark now has 160 infected people per 100,000 people

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The following countries remain green:

Bulgaria, Estonia, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Vatican and Austria.

There will also be no changes in Ireland, Monaco (in orange) or Andorra, the Netherlands (changed from orange), Portugal and Spain.

Regarding travel to countries outside Europe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) still strictly discourages non-essential travel, with the exception of some countries selected on the EU’s list of third countries.

The travel advice is valid until August 10.

(© NTB)

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