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Norway opens up to travellers using EU's Covid-19 health pass 

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Norway opens up to travellers using EU's Covid-19 health pass 
Norway has reopened its borders to travellers with the EU's vaccine passport. Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash.

Norway, on Thursday, eased its tight Covid-19 border restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements, for arrivals from some countries using the EU's vaccine passport. 

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Norway has relaxed its travel rules to allow arrivals from the EU to enter the country provided they have access to the EU's vaccine passport and are fully vaccinated or have had Covid-19 in the past six month's. 

"Thanks to fast, efficient and good European cooperation, we already have a corona certificate solution ready on Thursday that will make travel significantly easier for people who have been fully vaccinated or have had Covid-19. It will mean a lot both for individuals and for important jobs in the tourist industry in Norway," Health Minister Bent Høie said in a statement

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Travellers using the vaccine pass will be exempt from entry registration, testing before arrival, testing at the border and having to undergo a ten-day quarantine period. 

Norway has said that it will only accept EU vaccine passes from Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Poland, and Latvia for the time being. 

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Other countries signed up to the EU's vaccine pass scheme will be able to enter Norway using the pass on July 1st when the EU's vaccine passport scheme officially launches. 

In Norway, you are considered fully vaccinated one week after your final jab. 

Last week Norway began to re-open its borders after almost six months of harsh entry restrictions. 

Norway will not permit entry to travellers hoping to use vaccine passports from countries not on the government's list. 

Until last week only residents and citizens, bar a few exceptions, were able to enter Norway. Entry is now also open to family members and partners visiting Norway from the EEA, EU and UK, in addition to vaccine pass workers from different countries

READ MORE: Reader question: When will Americans be able to travel to Norway again? 

Arrivals not using a vaccine passport will need to undergo a ten-day quarantine period, and arrivals from the UK will need to enter a quarantine hotel for a minimum of three days. 

You can take a look at Norway's entry requirements here

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