Several hotels throughout Norway have been designated as coronavirus “quarantine hotels” for those … [+] arriving from at-risk countries.
For several months now, any non-residents arriving in Norway from a country deemed “red” by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) have had to undergo a 10-day period of home quarantine, regardless of symptoms or even a recent test result.
But from November 9, the requirements have been tightened. Any non-residents entering the country must now show a negative Covid-19 test taken in the previous 72 hours. Those arriving from “red” countries must serve their quarantine period in a designated hotel.
A subsidized stay
People staying at a quarantine hotel must pay a fee, although it is subsidized by the government. Individuals will pay 500 Norwegian Kroner ($55) per night, while employers will pay 1,500 Norwegian Kroner ($165) per night for an employee arriving in the country. All remaining costs will be covered by the local municipality, which will ultimately be funded by the government.
All meals will be provided during the stay, but those undergoing quarantine will be required to stay on designated floors within the hotel. No visitors are permitted, although carers are permitted to stay with children traveling alone. Breaching the quarantine period risks criminal prosecution.
Covid-19 tests will be available to anyone staying at a quarantine hotel. However, a negative test will not shorten the mandatory 10-day quarantine period.
Exceptions to the quarantine
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