Norway updates the lists and removes restrictions for 9 countries
The Norwegian authorities have announced that from 19 July, travel restrictions for citizens and residents of Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Qatar and Serbia will be lifted. According to the press release issued by the Norwegian government, this relaxation of the restrictions followed the assessment of the National Institute of Public Health, according to which these countries meet the health criteria and are considered safe countries.
Oslo authorities have also announced changes to restrictions and quarantine hotels that will affect countries such as Belgium, France, the Faroe Islands, Greece and Malta. The five countries will be relocated from the green list to the orange one, which means that those who want to travel from these territories will be required to follow the test and quarantine rules when intending to enter Norway. Ireland and Monaco will remain on the orange list for another two weeks.
On 19 July, Norway updated the lists and removed restrictions for 9 countries.
Countries like Cyprus and the United Kingdom, I pass from the dark red list to the red list. Those wishing to travel to Norway will have to take into account the quarantine requirements. According to the Norwegian government, Andorra, Portugal and Spain is also on the red list, The Netherlands being the last to enter the red list. Like the countries on the orange list, those wishing to travel from one of the countries on this red list must also be subject to quarantine and testing before and after their arrival.
On the other hand, Latvia will be moved to the green list, which includes other countries, such as Bulgaria, Estonia, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Vatican City and Austria.
In addition to the classification of EU countries, Norvegia also introduced the system with codes and colors for regions, having regions of Sweden classified as green (Dalarna, Gotland, Gävleborg, Halland, Jämtland, Skåne, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Västra Götaland, Örebro and Östergötland). Other regions in Sweden, such as Blekinge, Jönköping and Kalmar, will be moved to the green list on the orange list, and Kronoberg and Norrbotten will be moved to the orange list on the red list. The only region on Sweden left on the red list is Värmland.
In addition to the classification of EU countries, Norway has also introduced the code and color system for regions.
Regarding Finland, the Finnish region Kajanalands will be moved from the orange list to the green list, while southwestern Finland will be moved from the orange list. The South Denmark it will remain green and Zeeland, Central Jutland and North Jutland will downgrade and reach the orange list. On the other hand, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, will become a red region.
The European archipelagos on the green list are the Greek islands in the North Aegean, Corsica in France, Sardinia and Sicily in Italy. Madeira and the Ionian Islands are on orange list, while the red list archipelagos are: the Azores (Portugal), the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands (Spain), Crete and the islands in the southern Aegean Sea (Greece).
Countries on mov list, which, according to NIPH, have a low infection rate, are third countries such as Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro and Qatar. Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, North Macedonia, Serbia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan remain on the purple list, as indicated by the previous list published by NIPH.