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Overview of new articles and changes in the coronavirus guidance.

Overview of new articles and changes in the coronavirus guidance.


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June 2021

22.06.2021
21.06.2021
  • Quarantine and isolation
    added that Swedish and Danish COVID-19 certificates are approved documentation of vaccination and having COVID-19, Minor language changes.
  • Follow-up of close contacts, quarantine and home isolation - advice for healthcare personnel
    Added that Swedish and Danish COVID-19 certificates are approved documentation of vaccination and having had COVID-19, plus some minor language changes.
  • Infection control advice for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Added information that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' global travel advice applies until and including 5 July 2021. From 5.7, the travel advice will be lifted for the EEA / Schengen, the United Kingdom and the countries on the EU's third country list NIPH consider safe. The article is shortened, and slightly restructured, and mainly deals with advice if you have to travel abroad. The section on risk groups has been removed, and general information has been shortened.
  • Events, gatherings and activities
    Updated paragraphs: Number of participants at events with cohorts and COVID-19 certificate
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    Updated map and table of green and red areas in Europe from 21 June. Updated table of countries in Europe that require quarantine hotels. Changed from "yellow land and areas" to "green land and areas". Added that registration and testing of everyone at the border has been introduced regardless of where they come from, but exceptions for vaccinated /have had COVID-19.
20.06.2021
19.06.2021
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    Updated according to Government's reopening plan. Removed list of countries that require quarantine hotel as there are currently no countries there.
  • Definitions
    Removed ", colleagues who sit near each other in an open plan office" from the most exposed close contacts.
18.06.2021
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    From 19 June at 12pm, travellers from countries within the EEA and Schengen with fewer than 500 new cases of infection per 100,000 in the last two weeks are exempt from the requirement for quarantine hotels and that minors do not go to quarantine hotels. Travellers from countries outside the EEA and Schengen must stay in quarantine hotels until a negative PCR test result is available, taken no earlier than three days after entry.
  • When you are sick or suspect that you have COVID-19 disease
    Minor text revision. Added If you are in quarantine as a close contact, testing is recommended even if you have no symptoms. Then those you live with must be in waiting quarantine until a negative test result is available.
17.06.2021
16.06.2021
14.06.2021
11.06.2021
10.06.2021
09.06.2021
  • Definitions
    Added definitions of fully vaccinated and protected and risk groups
08.06.2021
07.06.2021
04.06.2021
03.06.2021
  • Quarantine and isolation
    Added advice to those who are protected in private homes, added changes in who needs to quarantine hotels, Some minor adjustments to language.
  • Follow-up of close contacts, quarantine and home isolation - advice for healthcare personnel
    Clarifications and changes added, cf. changes in the regulations §6e and §6k.
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    Added clarification that from 3 June, people who are protected against covid-19 (fully vaccinated, 3-15 weeks after the first vaccine dose or have undergone illness in the last 6 months) are exempt from quarantine hotels and can carry out the quarantine period at another suitable quarantine location. Posted a link to an article on regjeringen.no which discusses verifiable corona certificate and temporary solution until 11 June, which means that travelers from 03.06.2021 at 12 o'clock must not be in quarantine hotels, but can take the quarantine at home or in another suitable place, if they at the border can document on helsenorge.no that they have been vaccinated or have had covid-19 in the last six months.
02.06.2021
01.06.2021

May 2021

31.05.2021
27.05.2021
  • Events, gatherings and activities
    Updated in accordance with the government's step 2 in reopening, as well as updated the recommendation for gatherings in private homes with advice for protected people
  • Advice for fitness centres, swimming pools and bathing facilities
    Advice for fitness centres moved to this article.
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    Removed the distinction between necessary and unnecessary travel, and added that from 27.5, travellers from European countries who have fewer than 150 new infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days and a maximum of 4 per cent of those tested do not need to stay in quarantine hotels . From 27.5, the infection situation in the United Kingdom will be assessed as for other countries in the EEA / Schengen.
  • Advice for organised leisure activities
    Updated according to recommendations for organised activity for level 2. Advice for organised sports, including a link to the Infection Control Guide for Sports has been moved to this article
26.05.2021
24.05.2021
21.05.2021
19.05.2021
18.05.2021
17.05.2021
13.05.2021
12.05.2021
11.05.2021
10.05.2021
04.05.2021
03.05.2021

April 2021

30.04.2021
29.04.2021
  • Risk groups and their relatives - advice and information
    Down's syndrome has now been changed to a separate group under Groups with moderate / high risk. An in-depth description of Neurological diseases or muscle diseases that cause impaired coughing power or lung function. Inserted a new section about pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Advice and information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
    Updated text based on new knowledge. Changed advice about vaccination of pregnant women so that it can be considered if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, also for pregnant women in areas with widespread transmission and who do not have other underlying diseases.
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    New sentences under test on arrival: In the case of a positive result from a rapid antigen test, those who have stayed outside the EEA and Schengen area during the last 10 days must take a PCR test at the border crossing point. Other people with a positive result from a rapid antigen test must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.
28.04.2021
  • Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway
    Added information about stricter entry measures for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal and Pakistan. Moved paragraph about quarantine hotel under paragraph about entry requirements.
27.04.2021
26.04.2021
22.04.2021
20.04.2021
  • Test criteria for coronavirus
    Removed point about healthcare personnel who have been abroad from order of priority, according to test criteria
  • Test criteria for coronavirus
    Updated text about testing children under 12 years upon arrival in Norway. Removed text about PCR testing of travellers from certain countries, according to the regulations.
19.04.2021
18.04.2021
16.04.2021
14.04.2021
12.04.2021
07.04.2021

March 2021

31.03.2021
30.03.2021
29.03.2021
25.03.2021
22.03.2021
19.03.2021