Norway advises against all foreign travel
Norway advised its citizens on Saturday never to travel abroad for the next month and urged Norwegians beyond your country to consider returning home at the earliest opportunity because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement it was making the recommendation because of the spreading virus and the chance that other nations will restrict travel.
"Countries can easily introduce travel restrictions, quarantine at arrival from countries with coronavirus, and borders can close, flights could possibly be canceled or other measures initiated," Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said.
Oslo's main airport shut its gates to foreign travelers on Friday, an area municipality said, citing new restrictions from the federal government and Norwegian health authorities.
The federal government invoked emergency powers on Thursday to shut a range of private and public institutions, including schools and restaurants, and asked most of the people to home based if they could.
The central bank made a crisis rate cut on Friday and pumped money into banks, while the government presented a package of fiscal and regulatory measures to assist the economy.