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Beautiful winter sun in Norefjell Ski Resort, Eastern Norway
Beautiful winter sun in Norefjell Ski Resort, Eastern Norway
Winter sun in Norefjell Ski Resort.
Photo: Vebjørn Ørpen / Visit Norefjell
Winter sun in Norefjell Ski Resort.
Photo: Vebjørn Ørpen / Visit Norefjell

Coronavirus and travelling to Norway

Welcome back! All travellers who are entitled to enter Norway can do so without having to quarantine. All visitors must register online prior to entry, and complete a COVID-19 test on arrival (free). Travellers who do not possess a valid COVID certificate must also test themselves before departing to Norway. 

Updated January 26, 2022.

It is easy to travel to Norway, and we have lots of space! Spectacular outdoor adventures, ski slopes, and plenty of indoor kos await this winter, and summer is just around the corner!

Who can travel to Norway?

Everyone who has a valid visitor’s visa, or who is entitled to visit Norway without a visitor’s visa, or who holds a valid residence permit in Norway, can enter Norway without having to quarantine. The change is particularly welcome news for travellers from the USA and other countries outside the EU.

Registration and testing on arrival:

  • All travellers must complete this entry registration form, if they are 16 years or older, within 72 hours before arriving in Norway. 
  • All travellers must take a test on arrival or within 24 hours after arrival at entry points without test stations. Tests at arrival are free, and test stations are available at all the most important points of entry. 
  • Adult travellers who DO NOT possess a valid COVID certificate must ALSO take a test no more than 24 hours prior to arriving in Norway. If you arrive by air, the test can be taken during the last 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the first flight of your itinerary. 
  • Children are not required to take a test prior to arriving in Norway, but do need to take a test on arrival. Children under 16 may be exempt if it would be unreasonably difficult for them to take the test. 

Read more about who can travel to Norway, entry rules and important travel information.

Read more about the test requirements.

These are considered valid COVID certificates.

What happens if you test positive? 

It is important to remember that those who have symptoms of COVID, or who test positive, must go into isolation immediately. If you are a close contact to a person who has tested positive for COVID, you may be required to quarantine or, alternatively, to test yourself regularly over a period of time in order to avoid quarantining. Read more about quarantine and testing rules if you have COVID or are a close contact

Border crossings

All Norwegian border crossings are open. You will find test stations (free testing on arrival) at airports with international flights, at international ferry ports, and at some main border crossings. Tests at arrival are free at the main points of entry, but if you need to take a test before you travel out of Norway again, you have to pay for a private test. 

Read more about border crossings and test stations. 

Entry rules for Svalbard

All travellers, including Norwegians, need to provide a negative test before travelling to Svalbard. 

More information

Please read the latest updated information and important advice about the coronavirus situation and travel before you go:

The Government’s travel information pages about entry to Norway. Here you can also find links to travel information in many other foreign languages, including Polish, Arabic, Russian, Somali, Urdu, Turkish and more. 

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)’s official website.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s official website (helsenorge.no).


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Questions about the coronavirus

If you have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) while travelling in Norway, please call the national information hotline at (+47) 815 55 015.

If you have symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties, please stay in your hotel room and contact guest services by phone or call the 24-hour Norwegian medical service at 116 117 for guidance and assistance.

  1. Welcome back!

Ski holidays in stunning surroundings. Magical northern lights …and a lot of space!

Get to know us

Before we finally get to meet, learn the noble art of “kos” (cosiness) or check out our weird and wonderful food. And you can’t miss the introduction to our outdoor lifestyle called “friluftsliv.”

See it for yourself

Bring out the popcorn and enjoy the sight of our beautiful country from the sofa.

Explore the regions

Our country is large and incredible varied. So, while you wait to visit, spend some time to find your favorite among Norway’s small, large, bustling and off the beaten track destinations.