Norway lifts all Covid-19 restrictions
Norway has lifted most restrictions imposed with the onset of the pandemic. Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway has said that with immediate effect, there are no longer any requirements for vaccination certificates or testing when entering the country. Previous requirements to fill out a digital registration form prior to arrival have also been removed.
However, most airlines still require the use of face masks onboard. The testing requirements for traveling to Svalbard also remain in place for the time being.
The changes come as the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues across Norway. However, as the variant still appears to be far less dangerous than previous variants, Norway’s healthcare system is no longer under pressure.
“We can ease the measures because omicron does not cause as serious a disease as previous variants. Even though the infection is rising, the proportion who end up in hospital is low. We are well protected with the vaccine,” said Støre.