As a second wave of Covid-19 infections sweeps throughout Europe, all three Scandinavian nations are taking steps to cease the unfold.
European residents are capable of go to Sweden, however Denmark and Norway have a lot stricter border restrictions in place. At current, non-European residents can not go to the area for the needs of tourism, with some exceptions for Denmark.
Every nation has various exemptions for important journey, comparable to enterprise journeys, visiting household and beginning a job or program of examine.
Denmark distinguishes between “open” and “banned” nations relying on the present coronavirus state of affairs in that nation. The coverage permits folks in from open nations with out quarantine. Nations exterior the EU and the Schengen space are all on the banned listing, aside from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.
Inside Europe, solely residents of Estonia, Finland, Greenland and Norway can freely enter Denmark, along with residents of two areas in northern Sweden.
Folks from banned nations could enter Denmark if they’ve a “worthy objective” comparable to beginning a job or a program of examine. Nevertheless, they need to current proof of a adverse COVID-19 take a look at taken inside 72 hours of arrival.
Any non-residents arriving in Norway should quarantine for 10 days, successfully ruling out tourism. There are exemptions in place for EU/EEA/Schengen nations with low charges of transmission, however at current simply Greenland and a handful of areas in Finland fall into that class. The listing is up to date weekly and you will discover the newest exemptions on the web site of the Norwegian Institute of Public Well being.
Norway stays closed to vacationers from nations exterior of the EU/EEA/Schengen space.
In late October, Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg launched stricter measures for the month of November in an try to present her fellow residents a shot at a “regular Christmas.”
The brand new measures embody a clampdown on enterprise vacationers, who had been beforehand exempted from the quarantine interval. Now, the vast majority of enterprise vacationers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
The ban on non-essential journey to Sweden from exterior the EU/EEA/Schengen space has been prolonged till December 22. Nevertheless, all residents of EU/EEA/Schengen nations together with the U.Ok. are permitted to enter Sweden for any motive.
For individuals who do go to Sweden in November, it’s vital to know the native restrictions for the area(s) you go to. A number of weeks in the past, the Swedish authorities allowed county directors to set their very own guidelines and lots of have taken up the choice.