Norway eases health restrictions as COVID-19 cases decline


Published: 2021-06-19 12:06

Last Updated: 2023-10-02 12:49


Norway announced Friday the easing of further health restrictions that it had imposed, in light of the decline in Covid-19 infections and the progress of the vaccination campaign.

Announcing the entry into the third phase of the country's reopening program, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said, "We are on track. It's time to act in Norway."

From Sunday, the sale of alcohol in bars after midnight will no longer be prohibited. It will also be possible to organize special events like wedding and parties with the participation of a maximum of 100 people.

Also, up to 5,000 spectators will be allowed in the stadiums.

The number of people allowed to be accommodated in one home will increase from 10 to 20.

Adults will be able to exercise without having to keep a distance of one meter between each other.

Travel to and from abroad will also become easier, although some restrictions will be kept to prevent the spread of new mutated versions.

From July 5, the Foreign Office will also lift an earlier recommendation for citizens to take only essential trips to European territory (EEA, Schengen, UK).