Norway has removed Romania from the list of safe countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic!
Passengers in Romania are no longer allowed to enter Norway without being tested for COVID-19, as the country has been added to the red category.
According to the press release issued by the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the decision will take effect on Monday, January 17. No country in the world is currently on the green list, which means that all travelers are required to be tested before traveling to Norway and to comply with the rules in force, including being quarantined where appropriate.
"Children and young people under the age of 18 are exempt from entry quarantine, no matter where they come from. Also, the entry quarantine can be shortened for all passengers by the negative PCR test performed no earlier than three days after arrival. " , explains the press release.
In addition, all quarantined arrivals, which currently include all unvaccinated travelers in the red and dark red categories, must be quarantined for ten days after arrival in Norway. Quarantine may be shortened if a negative PCR test is performed no earlier than three days after arrival.
The new rules for travelers entering Norway are based on a list published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In recent days, the number of positive cases with COVID-19 has been steadily increasing in most EU Member States, especially in Romania.