Bjarte Onsrud and his family are on their way home from a family visit to South Africa – but were refused boarding in Amsterdam after the Netherlands imposed a flight ban from the country as a result of the novel coronavirus variant.
– We’re sitting here on the plane and waiting to move on. The last we heard is that you get off the plane and buses to a test center, Biart says on the phone to VG on Friday before 13.00.
With his wife Abigail Ansrud, 32, he and the children are on their way to Norway after visiting his wife’s family for the first time since Norway and the world shut down.
– We were going back to Norway tonight, but we’ll see how it goes.
Just before 15.00, Unsrud wrote in a text message that the stairs were on the way to the plane and that the passengers were waiting to be released soon.
Two South African planes landed on Friday morning at Schiphol International Airport in the Netherlands. At the moment, passengers are not allowed to disembark from aircraft.
That same morning, the Dutch authorities imposed a ban on flights from South Africa.
The family received the news about the new replacement last night, and the airport lounge in Johannesburg, South Africa was informed that there might be some changes.
According to Insrud, they haven’t received really clear messages about how the Dutch treat passengers on board.
– The kids are getting impatient after a night on the plane, but we bet things are going well, says the father of the confined family.
According to Dutch broadcaster NOS, 600 passengers on board the two planes will undergo a PCR test.
The channel wrote that they expect the test to end at 16.30, which means that the last test answer will be at 20.30. Until passengers have a negative test result, they cannot leave the airport.
FHI has said so far that this is for Its early to say something about entry restrictions to Norway when it comes to countries where the new alternative has been demonstrated.NS.
Several countries, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, have introduced strict border measures to prevent the spread of the new form. European Commission also Flights suspended from six countries in South Africa.
Onsrud hopes it will be nice to enter Norway – once the situation in the Netherlands is clear.
– We hope so. We are both fully vaccinated and work in the healthcare system. They need every man now, he jokes to VG.
Now the family is waiting for food to be brought on board – but according to Insrud, the flight captain said Dutch health authorities would not allow it.
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