Norwegians with Swedish property threaten legal action over travel restrictions

Norwegians say they can visit their Swedish country homes across the border safely, despite Sweden’s high COVID-19 numbers, by bringing provisions from home and not stopping in Swedish stores and restaurants. (iStock)
A group of Norwegians are threatening a lawsuit against their home country over its Covid-19 travel restrictions that they say prevent them from visiting property they own in Sweden.

Right now, much of Sweden is deemed a high transmission area for the virus by Norwegian health officials, meaning travellers coming from Sweden are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Norway.

Swedish Radio News reports that a group of Norwegian who own property in Sweden are seeking to pressure the Norwegian authorities to ease their restrictions. They have even planned to move forward with a lawsuit against them.

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Click here for more on the COVID-19 travel restrictions, and why some Norwegians say they can do cross-border travel with Sweden safely.
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