Flights between the UK and Norway will resume tomorrow as a travel ban introduced to quell the spread of mutant Covid is gradually eased.
Norway becomes one of the first in Europe to lift its ban and flights will resume from 4 pm GMT.
Over 40 countries banned flights to and from the UK after the new strain of the virus was discovered.
Oslo said on Thursday it would introduce from January 2 mandatory Covid-19 tests for all people arriving in the country from abroad, either directly upon arrival or up to 24 hours after.
‘If this strain should spread in Norway, it will probably mean a full lockdown of society,’ Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday.
Norway’s 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants was down to 113.6 as of Wednesday, the fourth-lowest in Europe behind Iceland, Greece, and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has said.
Other countries are set to follow across Europe shortly with many reviews pending around the 5th of January with Spain likely to lead the way after the Norwegians.
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