All pandemic restrictions, including the mask mandate, have been lifted in Norway

Norway has removed almost all of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including the mask rule, in an effort to move toward a post-pandemic future. The Nordic nation’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stre made the announcement on Saturday, saying that while most of the country’s lockdown measures have been lifted, a few restrictions for the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard will remain.

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The PM said, “We are removing almost all Coronavirus measures. The Coronavirus pandemic is no longer a major health threat to most of us. The Omicron virus causes far less serious illness and we are well protected by vaccines.”

Norway has removed almost all of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including the mask rule
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He went on to justify his actions by claiming that the residents are well protected by COVID-19 vaccines and that Norwegians no longer need to wear masks in crowded places as of Saturday. Not only that, but the three-foot social distancing rule has been repealed.

The Norwegian government has also removed the requirement for self-isolation and replaced it with a recommendation that infected adults stay at home for four days. Travelers from all over the world are welcome to enter the country without the need for vaccination certificates or testing.

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The rule change means that visitors can now freely visit the country, just as they could before the pandemic. Visitors should be aware, however, that most international airlines still enforce the mask rule onboard.

Following the discovery and spread of the Omicron variant, Norway appears to have gone into a partial lockdown in December 2021.

Norway has removed almost all of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including the mask rule
Photo by Tobias Bju00f8rkli on Pexels.com

The rule change means that visitors can now freely visit the country, just as they could before the pandemic. Visitors should be aware, however, that most international airlines still enforce the mask rule onboard.

Following the discovery and spread of the Omicron variant, Norway appears to have gone into a partial lockdown in December 2021.

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