Norwegian traffic figures are harshly influenced by the pandemic and travel restrictions. There is a huge drop in demand, so this year’s capacity is 94% lower than last year. From July Norwegians reopened 76 routes and added 15 aircraft into service. So, it goes without saying that there are fewer flights but id doesn’t mean that there are absolutely no flights.
Various passengers demanded changing government travel restrictions. Norwegian is continuously adapting the network to adapt the changes to ensure that they keep important air routes open. The crisis that happened during COVID-19 impacted every part of the aviation industry. The uncertainty is still here and everyone is trying to deal with it because, without that, tourism will lose its charm. The total factor of customers in August was 313,316 people, which means the number has decreased by 91%.
Their story began in 1993. This airline had the biggest low-cost carrier named Boeing 737 in 2020. Norwegian was the first in the world to join the UN climate action initiative in 2019.
COVID-19 in Norway
Some European countries are waiting for the second wave of the pandemic. In Norway, there will be extremely cold this winter. It’s not proven yet but experts are thinking about how it will influence the situation during cold days. Doctors may incubate a virus but it’s not a fact yet.
Coronavirus story in Norway
The first COVID-19 case in Norway was the resident of Tromso on the 26th of February. That individual was just returned from China. The person was quarantined at home because of the easy form of illness.
Many of the early cases were found in the Oslo region. In the early days of the outbreak, the majority of people got ill because of the close contacts of someone who has Covid-19. Most of the infected people were from Europe.
Most people who travel to Norway, including Norwegians themselves often take cruises into the North Sea. This is mostly due to one very particular reason, gambling. You see, Norway’s gambling scene is completely owned by the government, so people prefer to find privately owned casinos if they can find them. With cruises, that suddenly becomes possible. All the ship has to do is leave Norwegian waters and enter international ones, lower the Norwegian flag and have at least some kind of freedom for allowing gambling activities on board. But, due to COVID-19 spreading even further and cruise ships acting as the most dangerous place to be on currently, people just try to go for as many alternatives as possible.
Based on reports from the Nye Casino website, due to this vacuum of wagering entertainment in the country many people are considering going on questionable online betting sites that are not mandated by the government and could prove to be dangerous. Despite this, The Norwegian betting scene is starting to prepare for a hot winter season due to planned hockey matches and various other sports.
Border and quarantine restrictions
The Norwegian authorities are sure that one must go against international traveling at all costs. Arrivals from many EU\EEA\Schengen countries had been able to enter Norway but things might change in a very short time. Norway categorizes European countries as “RED” - and that’s because of the increased number of infections there. Arrivals from those places have to stay 10 days in quarantine. On July 10 Norweys government said that close family members or partners in Norway can be visited by those who are wishing for it. This applies to citizens of any country.
The closure is remaining in place, but there are still some exceptions. For example, students and businessmen can enter the country. This is very hard to deal with for many reasons because the airlines are getting dozens of emails asking when the border reopens for non-Europeans.
What to do if you experience symptoms
In Norway, one must call a health information line which is 815 55 015. If you believe that you are infected then call your GP.
DON’T visit the doctor’s office in person. Call the emergency room - 116 117.
If you have some mild symptoms then don’t fall in high-risk groups and fill in a new online reporting tool.
Stay as calm as possible. Don’t let people around you stress you out even more. Hand hygiene is very important - wash your hands! It is that simple but the truth. Do not scratch your eyes and nose. Cover your face with a mask!