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Covid-19: Norway tightens journey guidelines amid coronavirus second-wave

Norway additional tightened guidelines on overseas journey because the nation seeks to stem a resurgence within the unfold of the coronavirus.

The Nordic nation prolonged a common recommendation in opposition to non-essential journey to October 1, and added a handful of European nations together with Iceland and Poland to its “purple” checklist, that means travellers from these nations are topic to quarantine on return. It even included elements of Denmark, which was the primary nation it relaxed restrictions to earlier this 12 months.

Norway additionally extended a ban on cruise ships in its ports by per week after an outbreak on a Hurtigruten Group AS vessel this summer time, it stated in a press release on Wednesday.

The tightening comes as Norway has seen a relative spike in Covid-19 circumstances over the previous weeks. A part of that has been linked to journey overseas, and the federal government additionally warned this week in opposition to an alarming pattern amongst younger individuals amid back-to-school events for college college students.

Different nations added to Norway’s purple checklist had been Cyprus, Malta and the Netherlands, in addition to extra areas in neighbouring Sweden.

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