COVID-19: Norway lifts coronavirus ban on flights from UK | World News

Norway is lifting its ban on UK flights that was brought in to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant.

The country’s health ministry said planes would be able to land from 2 Jan at 4pm GMT.

The ban was introduced on 21 December and followed the lead of dozens of other countries who took similar steps.

They acted after a new variant of coronavirus that spreads more easily was identified in southeast England.

It has now been detected across Europe, as well as the US, Australia, Canada, India and Japan.

Although it is not expected to be any more resistant to vaccines, the increase in transmission means it could lead to a surge in patients in hospitals.

Sky News