Unnecessary travel abroad must be banned, Raymond Johansen demands

– If we manage to reduce the level of infection in Oslo and Norway once again, then we can not afford to be put back again by new imported virus variants , says Johansen to Dagbladet.

– First and foremost, we need that a necessity requirement is set for travel, and that all unnecessary trips abroad are banned, he emphasizes.

However, Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland believes that Norway already has very strict rules in place.

– We have, and have always had, among Europe’s by far the strictest entry restrictions. We have continuously tightened the rules, whether it has been who is allowed to enter the country, more and more test requirements and stricter quarantine requirements, says Mæland to NTB Saturday night.

– I have the impression that people by and large comply with measures and recommendations. It is also my impression that there are fewer trips abroad than expected. We have introduced strict test and quarantine requirements for everyone who returns from abroad, but we must settle the status after Easter, she adds.

In the last 24 hours, 640 new corona infections have been registered in the country, which is 432 fewer than one week ago. In Oslo, where infection rates have been high recently, the number of new cases is also somewhat lower than they have been recently. On Saturday, 228 new infections were registered, 16 below the average the previous week.


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