Norway launches travel-related app “Travel Ready”


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The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched its travel app known as ‘Travel Ready’ or Reiseklar, which contains travel information and allows its users to register before leaving on a trip to the country or to abroad.

“Reiseklar’s aim is to make useful and requested information even more readily available to those planning or traveling abroad”, Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide noted.

The Travel Ready or Reiseklar application contains information on the epidemiological situation of the destination country and the entry rules for that country, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

The app also includes travel advice published weekly by the Foreign Office and allows users to register their trip to be updated on important issues regarding the coronavirus and changes made to prevent the virus.

Travel Ready users can also receive notifications of events while abroad or complain if their passport has been lost or request assistance while traveling.

Norwegians have been banned from traveling since March 2020, after the Foreign Ministry advised against traveling abroad in an attempt to prevent possible infection with the coronavirus. In July, the Travel Council was interrupted for the EU, Schengen area countries and the UK.

Additionally, Norwegians will be able to travel worldwide from October 1, as travel advice will be removed entirely, as SchengenVisaInfo.com previously reported.

“We are still not in a normal situation, but we are on our way. In some countries it will still be difficult to travel and the rules and restrictions can change quickly. There are many details and information that travelers need to familiarize themselves with, and our goal is that Norwegian citizens traveling can make as informed choices as possible about their own safety ”, Foreign Minister Søreide added.

As per Norway’s current restrictions update, the country has ended the quarantine requirement for arrivals from France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, from San Marino, Slovakia, the Netherlands and Vatican City. However, travelers from the rest of the EU must self-quarantine upon arrival.

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 9,457,595 doses were distributed to the Norwegian authorities, of which 7,622,562 were administered to the population. So far, 91.9% of Norwegian residents, or around 4.8 million, have received the first injection of the COVID vaccine. On the other hand, 83.5% were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The country has recorded 185,327 positive COVID-19 cases so far, of which 718 have been reported in the past 24 hours.

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