The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to certain countries. A few days ago, the Swedish cross-country national team announced that they were opting out of training camps abroad to drive in Sweden.
Yesterday, Norway announced that it is tightening its quarantine rules. Prime Minister Erna Solberg also advised against unnecessary travel abroad.
Biathlete Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen chooses to defy the call. The double world champion will go to training camp in Italy.
- I would not go if I did not think it was important to me. The other biathletes will not travel, but we all have different needs. If I am going to invest in skis in the future, I have to take the necessary steps. Elevation training is necessary for Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen to Norwegian VG.
He travels to northern Italy on Monday and stays for 14 days."More risky to live here in Oslo"
The Norwegian believes that there is less risk of him being infected in Italy than in Norway.
- Here in Oslo, we are in the middle of the epicenter with 22.5 infected per 100,000 inhabitants. Where I am going is the number between two and three per 100,000 inhabitants last time I checked. Lavazé is a place of 1,800 meters. It is more risky to live here in Oslo than in northern Italy, says the 28-year-old Norwegian.