Norwegians with holiday homes in Sweden lose court case

Retired teacher Bertil Björk by an almost empty marina in Lökholmen, Strömstad. (Ulla Engberg/Sveriges Radio)
  • Norwegians with cottages in Sweden have lost a court case over the right to spend the night there without having to go into a quarantine hotel when they return to Norway.
  • “We can stay at our cabins during the day, but they don’t trust us the minute we lay our heads on the pillows to sleep,” says Heidi Furustøl, one of the administrators of the group behind the law suit.
  • The rules are also felt in parts of Sweden, where many Norwegians have their cottages.
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 For more on how COVID-19 border rules are affecting families, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report. 

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: As vaccination rates climb, thoughts across Canada’s North turn to reopening, CBC North

Finland: Finland implements mandatory COVID-19 testing at all Lapland border crossings, Yle News

Iceland: Iceland eased quarantine facility requirements for travellers from high-risk areas on May 31, Eye on the Arctic

Norway: Norway closes borders over fears of virus, but exempts Russian fishermen from severely infected border region, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Norwegians with Swedish property threaten legal action over travel restrictions, Radio Sweden

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