Norway now has open borders as it did before the pandemic began, and a lot of restrictions within the country have been removed due to pandemic-related restrictions.
With immediate effect, the Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre has cancelled the requirement for vaccination certificates or testing when entering his country. The previous requirement for filling out a digital registration form prior to arrival has also been removed.
In the wake of the rule change, anyone who previously had the right to enter Norway is now able to do so freely again. For the time being, it is worth noting that most airplanes still require passengers to wear masks while on board. For the time being, Svalbard travel testing requirements will remain in effect.
Norway’s healthcare system is no longer under pressure as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 spreads rapidly across the country. Nonetheless, the variant has still been deemed less dangerous than previous variants, so the healthcare system is no longer threatened.
Although the infection is on the rise, there are fewer people who end up in a hospital due to the vaccine. So, we can ease the measures since omicron does not cause as serious a disease as previous variants. We cannot live in normal harmony as humans because of the one-metre rule, said Støre.
In the spring and summer, tourists hoping to visit Norway will be delighted that travel restrictions have been lifted, but it’s the removal of everyday restrictions that’s being celebrated within Norway. Denmark and Sweden have recently made similar moves.