Norway

Border Entry ⚠️ - Restrictions 🚫
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ⚠️ Depends, self-quarantine for 10 days required for some travelers.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are recommended

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Large-scale events of up to 600 people, in cohorts of up to 200 people with at least 2 meters distance between each cohort are allowed

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ✅ Operational

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

Commercial, public, and government services are generally open, though some have restricted capacities to adhere to social distancing policies. Regions with higher infection rates, e.g. Oslo and Viken, may have additional restrictions for commercial businesses

Internal Restrictions: March 24, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

If you live in the EU/EEA/Schengen area and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have undergone COVID-19 disease in the last 6 months, you can travel to Norway when you can document this with a verifiable European Union Digital Corona Certificate https://bit.ly/2VRdRPL (EUDCC). By now, this includes travellers from, for instance, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Latvia. Please note that citizens of some of these countries might not have received their verifiable certificate yet. Approved corona certificates for entering Norway (https://bit.ly/3zdWOGe) Entry is permitted from “green” areas in Europe If you live in a “green” area or country in Europe, you can also travel to Norway without having to quarantine. For this to apply, you need to have stayed in the “green” area for the previous 10 days before entering Norway. You will also need to show proof that you live in a “green” area. As of 5 July, large parts of Europe are labelled as “green” areas, including Germany, Denmark, France, Italy and more. Most of Finland and Sweden are also labelled as “green”. See which areas are “green”, “orange”, “red”, “dark red” and “purple”, and read more about entry, quarantine and testing rules on The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website (https://bit.ly/2UpEBX9). Map changes are usually announced on Fridays and new regulations take effect at midnight the following Monday. From the same date onwards, EU and Norway will gradually start lifting the travel restrictions for some residents of some "third countries" (https://bit.ly/3wMwIbG), including Serbia, Albania, Thailand, Japan and several more. Important information about travellers coming from “green” areas (https://bit.ly/2UYeTZJ) and read more about who can travel to Norway (https://bit.ly/3zccucR). Entry is not permitted from non-green areas Currently, if you live in an area which is not “green”, or arrive from most other countries outside EU/EEA/Schengen/UK, you cannot travel to Norway, unless you possess a valid EUDCC-certificate or one of the exceptions (https://bit.ly/3rhnGST) on this page applies to you. Travellers allowed to enter Norway from such areas or who travel through non-green areas (also transit), and who don't possess a valid EUDCC-certificate, will have to quarantine at a quarantine hotel or an approved location. To help with disease detection and tracking, some travellers will be required to register their entry to Norway on the Government’s website before arrival. If you do not wish to register online, you can submit a form to the police at border control. If you travel from or have visited an area requiring quarantine during the last 10 days, please see more detailed information about the rules for quarantine and testing upon arrival. The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for both private individuals (adults) and employers. If you are not required to stay at a quarantine hotel, it is important to remember you are still required to complete your quarantine at a suitable location. During your quarantine, you should avoid close contact with others sharing the space, such as family members.

Border Restrictions: March 18, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 31.08.2021 1. Until 1 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. -This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Norway; - spouses, registered partners, unmarried partners, children, stepchildren, parents, stepparents of residents of Norway; - passengers residing in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom, and who are sons or daughters, parents or stepparents, grandchildren or step-grandchildren, grandparents or step-grandparents of residents of Norway; - passengers with consent application issued by the Norway Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and who are boyfriends or girlfriends of residents of Norway and their minor children, if residing in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom; - passengers arriving from and residing in Czechia, Faroe Isl., Hungary, Poland, Romania or Slovakia, if in the past 10 days they have been in their country of residence; - passengers who are residing in and in the past 10 days have been in specific green regions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Details can be found at https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels/#what-is-the-colour-of-the-country-you-are-travelling-from ; - merchant seamen; - students studying in Norway. They must be enrolled at an approved educational institution or have a residence permit for students; - passengers with: - a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or - a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. The certificate must be: - an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or - a certificate with a QR code issued by Denmark, Norway or Sweden; or - an NHS Covid Pass with a QR code, issued in England, Northern Ireland or Wales (UK); - more COVID-19 related information can be found at https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/entry-quarantine-travel-covid19/ 2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: PCR, rapid antigen and RT-PCR. The test result must be in Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian or Swedish. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers arriving from Czechia, Faroe Isl., Hungary, Poland, Romania or Slovakia; - passengers arriving from specific green regions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Details can be found at https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels/#what-is-the-colour-of-the-country-you-are-travelling-from ; - passengers with: - a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or - a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. The certificate must be: - an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or - a certificate with a QR code issued by Denmark, Norway or Sweden; or - an NHS Covid Pass with a QR code, issued in England, Northern Ireland or Wales (UK); - passengers with a diplomatic or service passport; - merchant seamen; - nationals and residents of Norway with no possibility of getting tested in the departure country; - more exemptions can be found at https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/entry-quarantine-travel-covid19/ 3. Passengers and airline crew must complete a registration form before arrival. The form can be obtained at www.entrynorway.no - This does not apply to: - airline crew who are not leaving the aircraft; - passengers younger than 17 years; - passengers with: - a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or - a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. The certificate must be: - an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or - a certificate with a QR code issued by Denmark, Norway or Sweden; or - an NHS Covid Pass with a QR code, issued in England, Northern Ireland or Wales (UK). 4. Passengers are subject to: - a COVID-19 antigen test and a PCR test upon arrival; or - a COVID-19 antigen test or PCR test upon arrival. - This does not apply to passengers with: - a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or - a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. The certificate must be: - an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or - a certificate with a QR code issued by Denmark, Norway or Sweden; or - an NHS Covid Pass with a QR code, issued in England, Northern Ireland or Wales (UK). 5. Passengers could be subject to home or hotel quarantine. - This does not apply to passengers with: - a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or - a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. The certificate must be: - an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or - a certificate with a QR code issued by Denmark, Norway or Sweden; or - an NHS Covid Pass with a QR code, issued in England, Northern Ireland or Wales (UK); - more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/yoqc3omu

Last Update: August 30, 2021

Latest Changes

August 23
  • ⚠️ Germans and Latvians are no longer allowed to travel to Norway without undergoing quarantine requirements upon arrival. SchengenVisaInfo

August 18
  • ⚠️ Norwegian Cruise Line has extended its vaccine requirement through the end of the year. USATODAY

  • Starting from today, August 18, the COVID-19 certificates that have been issued by Northern Ireland’s authorities will be accepted in the country. SchengenVisaInfo

August 13
August 09
  • ⚠️ Starting from Monday, August 9, travellers must undergo double testing and quarantine entry at government-provided quarantine facilities. SchengenVisaInfo

  • An extra shipment of Covid-19 vaccines means Norway will scrap the last remaining national coronavirus restrictions two weeks earlier. NPR

August 07
  • ⚠️ Authorities in Norway have urged their citizens not to travel to Afghanistan after the latter recently reported a high rate of COVID-19 infections. SchengenVisaInfo

August 06
  • ⚠️ Norway’s government has decided to extend its advice against non-essential travel to all other countries until September 1. SchengenVisaInfo

July 31
  • The government has moved Saudi Arabia and Ukraine to purple list of countries; the advice against travel to both countries will be lifted. SchengenVisaInfo

  • ⚠️ Citizens from these countries will be required to follow entry and quarantine rules when planning to enter the Scandinavian state. SchengenVisaInfo

July 28
  • ⚠️ Norway postponed for a second time on Wednesday a planned final step in the reopening of its economy from pandemic lockdown. Reuters

July 25
  • The Norwegian authorities have announced that starting from July 26 more people will be permitted to enter the Scandinavian country. SchengenVisaInfo

July 10
  • ⚠️ Norway has imposed a mandatory quarantine requirement for arrivals from Luxembourg. SchengenVisaInfo

July 09
  • ⚠️ Norway has tightened entry restrictions again for travellers from the United States. SchengenVisaInfo

July 04
  • Travellers from 23 European countries will be eligible to enter Norway without quarantine requirements upon their arrival. SchengenVisaInfo

July 03
  • Starting from Mon, July 5, the advice against travel will no longer apply to travel to the EU countries, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Iceland, UK. SchengenVisaInfo

June 11
  • From 3 pm, Friday, June 11th, arrivals who have been fully vaccinated in Norway will be able to skip the entry quarantine period. TheLocalNorway

May 21
  • Norway will allow larger groups of people to meet from next week and let most bars and restaurants serve alcohol up to midnight. Reuters

May 11
  • ⚠️ The Norwegian authorities have decided to extend the use of quarantine hotels for all those entering Norway. (May 11) SchengenVisaInfo

April 16
  • Restrictions being eased include a ban on serving alcohol, social distancing and the number of permitted guests at homes. TheLocalNorway

March 29
  • ⚠️ Plans to extend entry ban imposed on third countries citizens until November 10 (not confirmed yet). SchengenVisaInfo

March 23
  • ⚠️ New measures (incl. ban on the public serving of alcohol). Reopening postponed. Reuters

February 28
  • ⚠️ Oslo: restaurants, except take-away services, and non-essential shops will have to close from Tuesday Reuters