Harry’s Christmas shopping can be expensive – NRK Norway – An overview of news from different parts of the country

Harry's Christmas shopping can be expensive - NRK Norway - An overview of news from different parts of the country

From midnight, all foreign nationals over 12 years old must negative test for covid-19 before entering Sweden.

This applies even if you have been fully vaccinated.

To enter the country, you must have a negative PCR/NAAT test or antigen test. It is not enough to use a self-test.

The new rules also apply to people who travel on a day trip to Sweden for shopping.

These are the new requirements:

  • The tests that are approved for entry are either an antigen test or a PCR/NAAT test.
  • Applies to those 12 years of age or older.
  • The test must be completed within 48 hours before arriving in Sweden.

You must also provide a test certificate with a number of details, such as the name and date of birth of the person being tested.

This means that the test must be taken at an approved test station in order to be valid upon entering Sweden.

The new test requirement means that you no longer have to show your Corona passport when entering the country.

No limits to trade without a test: Now you must have a negative corona test to shop here, at Nordby Shopping Center from Svinesund.

Photo: Eric Johansen/NTB

Expensive quick tests

But if you want the test result quickly, you have to take the test in private, and it may cost you.

At Volvat Medisinske Senter, one of the largest private health funds in Norway, a so-called antigen test, or rapid test, is commissioned, 1190 kr.

With a written testimonial, the price increases by 450 NOK. This is 1650 SEK per person.

While the PCR test, with the answer within 3 hours, will cost you 2,500 NOK.

Exceptions to the requirements

Some groups are exempt from these new entry requirements. These include freight drivers, people with residence permits, and people traveling for important family reasons.

The Swedish Police have a full overview of who this applies to on their website.

For cross-border travelers, one negative test per week is sufficient, in addition to a valid Corona passport, informs the Swedish government.

The latest Public Health Agency scenarios indicate an increased, possibly widespread, spread in mid-January.

Therefore, several temporary measures are being implemented to limit the spread of infection, They say.

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