Norway has begun requiring foreign workers arriving from areas with high COVID-19 infection rates to quarantine upon arrival. Previously, many of these workers had been exempted.

Key Points:

  • As of Oct. 31, a 10-day quarantine is required for foreign workers who have been in areas with a high level of transmission within 10 days of arriving.
  • Previously, these individuals had the option of taking COVID-19 tests every three days instead of quarantining. This option is no longer available.
  • Nordic regions subject to the mandatory quarantine include: Capital (Denmark); Central Jutland (Denmark); North Jutland (Denmark); North Ostrobothnia Hospital District (Finland), Pohjois—Savo Hospital District (Finland), Central Finland Hospital District (Finland), Kymenlaakso Hospital District (Finland), Kanta-Hãme Hospital District (Finland), Varsinais-Suomi Hospital District (Finland), Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (Finland); Iceland; Stockholm (Sweden); Uppsala (Sweden); Östergötland (Sweden); Örebro (Sweden); Jönköping (Sweden); Kronoberg (Sweden).
  • Other high-risk areas in the EU/EEA include: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Vatican City.

Analysis & Comments: The list of high- and low-risk countries may be updated as infection rates in individual countries change. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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