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Home* News and Stories → Tra­vel rest­ric­tions for tou­rists from Ger­ma­ny and Liech­ten­stein likely to come

Tra­vel rest­ric­tions for tou­rists from Ger­ma­ny and Liech­ten­stein likely to come

The Nor­we­gi­an Insti­tu­te of Public Health (Fol­ke­hels­e­insti­tutt, FHI) has recom­men­ded to intro­du­ce com­pul­so­ry qua­ran­ti­ne for tou­rists coming from Ger­ma­ny and Liech­ten­stein, based on rising coro­na infec­tion figu­res from the­se count­ries.

Corona: travel restrictions Norway

“Valid in all of Euro­pe” – Coro­na virus war­ning.
(Pho­to com­po­si­ti­on. This is in rea­li­ty of cour­se the famous polar bear war­ning sign).

The Nor­we­gi­an govern­ment has to make a decis­i­on whe­ther or not such rest­ric­tions will be intro­du­ced. Gene­ral­ly, the govern­ment will most likely fol­low the FHI’s recom­men­da­ti­ons. The Nor­we­gi­an thres­hold for the intro­duc­tion of rest­ric­tions is an infec­tion rate of 20 per 100,000 inha­bi­tants within 14 days (two weeks and not one, as was erro­n­eous­ly writ­ten here in an ear­lier ver­si­on of this artic­le). Accor­ding to the Robert Koch-Insti­tu­te, a fede­ral agen­cy respon­si­ble for dise­a­se con­trol and pre­ven­ti­on in Ger­ma­ny, the figu­re amounts to 10.2 aver­a­ged for Ger­ma­ny as of Tues­day, 25 August for the last 7 days, and hig­her figu­res occur in cer­tain are­as. So far, the Nor­we­gi­an govern­ment has made regio­nal decis­i­ons only for Scan­di­na­vi­an count­ries.

If the Nor­we­gi­an govern­ment deci­des to intro­du­ce tra­vel rest­ric­tions for Ger­may and Liech­ten­stein, then they are expec­ted to come into force on Satur­day at 00:00. The FHI has alre­a­dy sent text mes­sa­ges to Nor­we­gi­an mobi­le pho­ne num­bers in Ger­ma­ny with a war­ning that com­pul­so­ry qua­ran­ti­ne may app­ly for tra­vel­lers ente­ring Nor­way later than Fri­day.



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last modification: 2020-08-26 · copyright: Rolf Stange