As a second wave of Covid-19 infections sweeps across 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’t go to the area for the needs of tourism, with some exceptions for Denmark.
Every nation has various exemptions for important journey, resembling enterprise journeys, visiting household and beginning a job or program of examine.
Denmark distinguishes between “open” and “banned” nations relying on the present coronavirus scenario in that nation. The coverage permits individuals in from open nations with out quarantine. International locations exterior the EU and the Schengen space are all on the banned checklist, except 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.
Individuals from banned nations might enter Denmark if they’ve a “worthy function” resembling beginning a job or a program of examine. Nonetheless, they need to current proof of a damaging 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 checklist is up to date weekly and you will discover the most recent exemptions on the web site of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Norway stays closed to vacationers from nations exterior of the EU/EEA/Schengen space.
In late October, Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg introduced stricter measures for the month of November in an try to offer her fellow residents a shot at a “regular Christmas.”
The brand new measures embody a clampdown on enterprise vacationers, who have been beforehand exempted from the quarantine interval. Now, the vast majority of enterprise vacationers will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
The ban on non-essential journey to Sweden from exterior the EU/EEA/Schengen space has been extended until December 22. Nonetheless, all residents of EU/EEA/Schengen nations together with the U.Ok. are permitted to enter Sweden for any cause.
For many who do go to Sweden in November, it’s essential to know the local restrictions for the area(s) you go to. A couple of weeks in the past, the Swedish authorities allowed county directors to set their very own guidelines and plenty of have taken up the choice.