From midnight on Friday 7 August, the global travel advice against all non-essential travel will apply to the following countries and regions in the Schengen area/EEA:
Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Monaco Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and certain regions in Sweden.
The Government is now excepting four new regions in Sweden from the advice against non-essential travel and the requirement to go into quarantine:
Dalarna, Södermanland, Uppsala and Västerbotten. However, the trend for Skåne and Kronoberg has been reversed, and these two regions are being changed from ‘green’ back to ‘red’. The following regions in Sweden are now ‘green’: Blekinge, Dalarna, Kalmar, Södermanland, Uppsala, Örebro, Östergötland, Värmland and Västerbotten.
The Institute of Public Health will update the list of countries and regions that satisfy the criteria set for infection levels at least once every two weeks. Updates may be made more frequently if the infection situation in a country or a region in a Nordic country deteriorates. More information is available on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries not included in the exceptions. This travel advice currently applies until 20 August.
As always, the Ministry encourages all Norwegian citizens travelling abroad to register their trips using the travel information portal reiseregistrering.no.
More information is available on the government website.