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Thursday 29th July

EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Norway in August 2021 
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EXPLAINED: What changes about life in Norway in August 2021 

Everything from what schools will be like after the summer holidays, new entry rules for certain travellers, and all Covid measures potentially being lifted. Here’s what’s happening in Norway during August 2021. 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 28th July

UK to allow fully vaccinated travellers from Europe to skip quarantine (but not tests)

UK to allow fully vaccinated travellers from Europe to skip quarantine (but not tests)

The UK government has announced details of how fully vaccinated travellers from countries in Europe to the UK can skip the mandatory 10-day quarantine when arriving in England, Scotland and Wales.

Norway postpones full easing of Covid-19 measures for the second time

Norway postpones full easing of Covid-19 measures for the second time

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Tuesday 27th July

Reader question: What are the rules for children travelling to Norway with vaccine pass holders?
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Reader question: What are the rules for children travelling to Norway with vaccine pass holders?

Norwegian Covid certificate and EU vaccine pass holders aren’t subject to any travel restrictions when travelling to Norway, but what are the rules for children travelling with them? 

‘We feared it would happen’: Oslo sees first death of electric scooter rider

‘We feared it would happen’: Oslo sees first death of electric scooter rider

Why experts in Norway aren’t worried about the Delta Covid variant being dominant

Why experts in Norway aren’t worried about the Delta Covid variant being dominant

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Monday 26th July

EXPLAINED: Will Norway accept Covid-19 vaccine passes from the UK?

EXPLAINED: Will Norway accept Covid-19 vaccine passes from the UK?

Could Norway start accepting UK Covid certificates, ending tight entry restrictions and requirements for fully vaccinated Brits entering the country? Here's what you need to know. 

Norwegian phrase of the day: Å møte veggen
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Norwegian phrase of the day: Å møte veggen

VIDEO: ‘We can only hope it landed in water’- Norway hunts for signs of meteorite

VIDEO: ‘We can only hope it landed in water’- Norway hunts for signs of meteorite

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Sunday 25th July

What foreigners in Norway need to know about Nynorsk?
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What foreigners in Norway need to know about Nynorsk?

Nynorsk - Norway's second official written language - is a key part of the country's history and is still the official form of Norwegian in parts of the country. Here's what you need to know.

What is harryhandel, and why do Norwegians love it so much? 
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What is harryhandel, and why do Norwegians love it so much? 

Wednesday 21st July

Norway suspends deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan 

Norway suspends deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan 

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and Immigration Appeal Board (UNE) said on Wednesday it would stop forced returns to Afghanistan due to the deteriorating security situation in the country.

You can now get married at this famous Norwegian beauty spot

You can now get married at this famous Norwegian beauty spot

Norway arrests three after weapons seizure linked to right-wing extremism 

Norway arrests three after weapons seizure linked to right-wing extremism 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Tuesday 20th July

Norwegians give short shrift to fine for women’s handball team

Norwegians give short shrift to fine for women’s handball team

Norwegian officials reacted sharply on Tuesday after the country's women's beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms in competition.

Memorial of Norwegian teen killed in 2001 racist attack vandalised

Memorial of Norwegian teen killed in 2001 racist attack vandalised

Norway summons Chinese envoy over parliament cyberattack

Norway summons Chinese envoy over parliament cyberattack

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Monday 19th July

Norwegian female beach handballers scrap bikini in spite of rules

Norwegian female beach handballers scrap bikini in spite of rules

The Norwegian handball federation said Monday it was ready to pay a possible fine after a match that saw the country's female beach handball team defy official regulations and forgo the bikini bottoms.

Why the Covid-19 pandemic led to record levels of rubbish in Norway

Why the Covid-19 pandemic led to record levels of rubbish in Norway

Essential tips for international students looking to rent in Norway
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Essential tips for international students looking to rent in Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Saturday 17th July

The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award
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The Local’s Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award

A series of solutions-focused articles in which The Local’s journalists took an in-depth look at responses to the coronavirus pandemic has been shortlisted for the European Digital Media Awards 2021.

Friday 16th July

Norway to force unvaccinated UK arrivals into Covid quarantine hotels

Norway to force unvaccinated UK arrivals into Covid quarantine hotels

Travellers from the UK, who haven't received a vaccine dose or recovered from coronavirus in the past six months, will be forced into quarantine hotels from next week after Norway updated its Covid travel rules on Friday. 

The six best places to swim outdoors in Oslo this summer 
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The six best places to swim outdoors in Oslo this summer 

Which parts of the country are Norwegians flocking to on their staycations? 

Which parts of the country are Norwegians flocking to on their staycations? 

Reader Question: Will Norway allow vaccinated Americans to travel to Norway?
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Reader Question: Will Norway allow vaccinated Americans to travel to Norway?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Thursday 15th July

Will Norway put travellers from the UK into Covid quarantine hotels from next week? 

Will Norway put travellers from the UK into Covid quarantine hotels from next week? 

Will Norway decide that arrivals from the UK should be required to enter quarantine hotels when it updates its Covid travel rules on Friday? Here’s what you need to know. 

One-third of Norway’s Covid cases linked to Delta variant 

One-third of Norway’s Covid cases linked to Delta variant 

Norway issues travel deadline for partners from the US

Norway issues travel deadline for partners from the US

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Wednesday 14th July

How many travellers have entered Norway without a vaccine pass since its Covid travel rules changed?

How many travellers have entered Norway without a vaccine pass since its Covid travel rules changed?

New figures have revealed how many arrivals entered Norway without using either the Norwegian Covid certificate or EU vaccine pass in the week following the country easing its coronavirus border restrictions.

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Tuesday 13th July

How many Covid fines have Norwegian police issued during the pandemic? 

How many Covid fines have Norwegian police issued during the pandemic? 

Figures have revealed how many fines police in Norway dished out to people breaking the coronavirus rules and where. 

REVEALED: How Oslo will crackdown on electric scooters 

REVEALED: How Oslo will crackdown on electric scooters 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Monday 12th July

Superstitions about the weather in Norway that are actually true

Superstitions about the weather in Norway that are actually true

It's not all old wives' tales, superstition and hearsay. These sayings, suspicions and folklore have more than a grain of truth to them. 

How has Covid-19 affected birth rates in Norway? 

How has Covid-19 affected birth rates in Norway? 

Norwegian phrase of the day: Skjegget i postkassa

Norwegian phrase of the day: Skjegget i postkassa

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Sunday 11th July

Cannes festivalgoers fall for ‘gloriously sweet’ Norwegian film

Cannes festivalgoers fall for ‘gloriously sweet’ Norwegian film

The Cannes film festival has fallen head over heels for a Norwegian film about a young woman trying to find herself and the unknown actress who plays her.

Friday 9th July

Travel: Norway to take the US off Covid-19 purple travel list

Travel: Norway to take the US off Covid-19 purple travel list

Norway decided it would remove the US from its purple travel list following an assessment of its coronavirus travel rules on Friday. 

EXPLAINED: What do Norway’s rising house prices mean for you?
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EXPLAINED: What do Norway’s rising house prices mean for you?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 8th July

Sharp increase in e-scooter accidents in Oslo leads to calls for stricter rules

Sharp increase in e-scooter accidents in Oslo leads to calls for stricter rules

Senior doctors at Oslo University hospital have called for companies renting out electric scooters to introduce new rules for users after a steep rise in the number of accidents involving the devices.

Covid-19: What will schools in Norway be like after the summer break?

Covid-19: What will schools in Norway be like after the summer break?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday