TRAVEL ALERT! Important information about the Coronavirus situation in Norway
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The Vettisfossen waterfall in Jotunheimen.
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The Norwegian borders are still closed for all but Norwegian citizens and foreigners who possess a residence permit or a work permit. Travel advice for leisure travel from the Nordic countries will be updated by June 15th and by July 20th for other nearby European countries. 

  • The government has closed the borders to foreign nationals who lack a residence or work permit in Norway and as a general rule, this will apply until 20 August but the government will consider whether exceptions will be made. Before 15 June, the Norwegian government will decide whether or not to open up the borders for travellers from the Nordic countries. Before 20 July, the government will decide if travellers from other nearby countries can visit Norway this summer.
  • Foreigners will be turned away at the border under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. 
  • People with Norwegian passports or residence/work permits who have arrived in Norway from another country must stay in quarantine at home for 10 days after arrival, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. If they have symptoms, they must be isolated immediately.
  • All travellers coming from abroad must undergo quarantine if they wish to stay in Norway. One provision in the regulations provides that persons who travel in connection with work between their home and workplace, and in so doing cross the borders between Norway, Sweden and Finland, are exempt from the duty of quarantine. From 1 June this applies to all the Nordic countries. 
  • Norwegian main airports are not closed. All Norwegian citizens and persons who live or work in Norway will continue to be let into the country. Exemptions will, therefore, be provided for European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and their family members who reside in Norway. Exemptions are also being prepared for EEA citizens who work in Norway.
  • Norwegians abroad must comply with the recommendations of the local authorities. Questions related to refund rights etc. must be directed to your insurance company.
  • Avoid public transport if you can.
  • For updated information, see The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Directorate of Health´s pages about the coronavirus and travel advice for tourists.

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

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

You can also find more information on these pages:
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
World Health Organization (WHO).

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