Norway eases border restrictions for more Swedish regions

In a press conference this afternoon, the Norwegian government announced it will once again allow the free movement of visitors to and from the Swedish regions of Värmland, Östergötland, Kalmar and Örebro as of midnight tonight.

Since 15 July, Norway has allowed visitors from Skåne, Blekinge and Kronoberg into the country without the compulsory ten-day quarantine period.

That the country remained closed to other counties dismayed Swedish towns along the border, where businesses saw their income plummet due to the lack of visitors. The region of Värmland, in particular, is a favourite of Norwegian visitors. The Norwegian authorities will take a new look at coronavirus infection levels across Europe in two weeks time.