Norway and Denmark said they will allow tourists to travel between the two countries on Friday, while border crossings with Sweden, where there is a higher number of COVID-19 infections, will remain limited.
At simultaneous news conferences, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg said most of the restrictions would end on June 15. Even Denmark will accept tourists coming from Germany and Iceland. All foreign visitors will need to book at least six nights of accommodation before arrival and will not be allowed to stay in the capital Copenhagen, where most of the COVID-19 cases in the country are located. Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen said that tourists from Sweden will not be able to come to the country, as Sweden’s number of cases of coronavirus is four times the number of cases seen in other Scandinavian countries. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde cautioned on Tuesday that it would be a political decision to exempt Sweden from efforts to open borders across the Nordic region and not justifiable on health grounds, reported Skift.