Norway Declares Italy, Slovenia, Vatican City State and San Marino as Red Zones

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel that is not strictly necessary to Italy and Slovenia, the Vatican City State and San Marino.

Based on the National Institute of Public Health (FHI)‘s weekly assessment of the infection situation for the coronavirus, the government has decided that these countries go from yellow to red on the infectaion map for Europe. This also changes the travel advice. All travelers from these countries who come to Norway from midnight on 5 September will be quarantined for ten days.

FHI also recommends removing the entry quarantine for Cyprus. The country has had a declining number of cases and as of 31 August has fewer than 20 cases per 100,000 in the last two weeks.

The same also applies to the regions Ă–rebro, Gotland, Värmland, Västernorrland, Jämtland and Västerbotten in Sweden as well as the region Sjælland in Denmark, which all go from red to yellow on the infection map. 

In addition to Italy, the Vatican City State, San Marino and Slovenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel in the EEA / Schengen area which is not strictly necessary to Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and several regions in Sweden and Denmark. See FHI’s list.

The changes will take effect from midnight on Saturday 5 September.

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