e-News 12/2021      


The Norwegian government has started gradually to lift travel restrictions. EEA nationals, people from other countries who reside in the EEA and people who live in the UK and Switzerland are now able to enter Norway. Entry restrictions will also be lifted for people who live in purple countries, i.e., countries outside the EEA/Schengen area which the Norwegian authorities have determined can have lighter restrictions. Quarantine will no longer be required for travelers from low-risk areas. Later this year the government is planning also to lift the restrictions on who may enter from countries on the EU's list of third countries. The duty to quarantine will cease to apply, first for countries in the EEA/Schengen area and next for all countries on the EU's list of third countries. The requirement to take a test at the border and the requirement to complete entry registration will be lifted correspondingly. Detailed information is available on the Norwegian Government’s English website

Norway is  a main destination for Via Hansa & Borealis around the year for both leisure and incentives. We are offering a wide variety of various programs in all parts of the country and we are looking forward to what we all love: welcoming our guests and giving them the best possible experience in Norway. As always, our booking office is ready to help you: info.cph@viahansaborealis.com or by phone +45 70 220 286. For more information, please contact our sales team in Copenhagen: elina.cappadonna@viahansaborealis.com, stelios.lund@viahansaborealis.com and german.moltedo@viahansaborealis.com


With solid Covid-19 precautions Via Hansa & Borealis was recently taking care of the National Dutch Football team, who played Latvia in a qualifier for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Oranje narrowly won in Riga with 1-0.  While the Dutch star-players went back to their ‘bubble’ at the Grand Kempinski Riga to rest, Via Hansa & Borealis had rented the Skyline Bar at the top of the Radisson Blu Latvia and staged together with the Dutch Royal Football Federation (KNVB) an “Oranje After-Party”, where the board, sponsors and supporters celebrated the victory into the wee hours. Via Hansa & Borealis has over many years taken care of many football teams and supporter groups at our destinations For more information, please contact: anete.rublane@viahansaborealis.com


The Presidency of the Russian Federation has now announced the dates for 2022 for the traditional St. Petersburg Economic Forum. As usual, the forum is expected to attract large delegations from many countries and we are closing the sales of leisure groups in the period 14.06-18.06.2022. For individual and groups already booked within these dates we are now checking, if the bookings can stay at the agreed conditions or we need to find alternative dates. Costumers will automatically be contacted if any changes. For more information, please contact: vera.belyavskaya@viahansaborealis.com