Couple fined in Norway for refusing to quarantine in hotel after holiday abroad

Couple fined in Norway for refusing to quarantine in hotel after holiday abroad
Plane taking off at Oslo Gardermoen. Photo by Alan Wilson Flickr.
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.


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