Couple fined in Norway for refusing to quarantine in hotel after holiday abroad
A Norwegian husband and wife in their 60’s have been fined 20,000 kroner each after refusing to enter a quarantine hotel following a trip to Spain.
“The trip was not considered a necessary trip, and both were supposed to follow the rules and spend ten days in a quarantine hotel. The couple refused to cooperate and have now been fined,” police said in a statement.
The couple arrived at Bergen airport in mid-April.
Current restrictions mean anybody returning from a trip that isn’t deemed necessary must spend at least seven of a ten-day quarantine period in a quarantine hotel.
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Anybody entering a quarantine hotel must also pay a 500 kroner subsidy per person per day while in a quarantine hotel.
You are exempt from quarantine if your trip abroad is considered essential. Essential trips include those taken to visit your children, go to a funeral, or to visit a relative or close relation with a severe or terminal illness, as well as strictly necessary maintenance on a holiday home in Sweden or Finland.
The current restrictions are in place until May 12th.