Erna Solberg

Regional News • Europe
Norway shuts borders, allows only essential travel
Utsjoki, the national border between Finland and Norway, with Sami Bridge
Utsjoki, the national border between Finland and Norway, with Sami Bridge Credit: Risto Varhe, via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg announced the closure of the country's border, hoping to curb the spread of new Coronavirus variants. Borders will remain open to Norwegian residents and "socially critical personnel" only.