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A woman enjoying the view from a hill at Kamheia
A woman enjoying the view from a hill at Kamheia
Kamheia in Værøya in Lofoten.
Photo: Vidar Moløkken / Visit Norway
Kamheia in Værøya in Lofoten.
Photo: Vidar Moløkken / Visit Norway

Coronavirus and travelling to Norway

Travellers who possess a valid EU covid 19 certificate are allowed to enter Norway without having to quarantine, provide negative test results or register their entry. Travellers from “green” European areas/countries are also allowed to enter Norway, but need to comply with certain requirements. See below for important details.

Updated August 2, 2021

Entry with a valid COVID certificate

If you live in the EU/EEA/Schengen area and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had COVID-19 disease in the last 6 months, you can travel to Norway when you can document this with a verifiable EU Digital COVID Certificate or a Norwegian, Swedish or Danish Covid certificate with a QR code. You will not have have to quarantine, undergo any tests or register when you enter Norway this way.
If you arrive by plane or ferry the arrival procedure is normally quick and easy. At some border crossings, for example between Sweden and Norway at Svinesund, you might expect some queue if you come by car. 
Unvaccinated minors may enter Norway if their parents are allowed to enter the country. Protected persons who received their first vaccine dose between three and 15 weeks ago and children under 18 must go into entry quarantine, but may end their quarantine if they test negative no earlier than three days after arrival. 
Please note that the information above does not apply to residents of the United Kingdom.

Entry from green areas in Europe

If you reside in a green area or country in most of Europe, you can also enter Norway without having to quarantine or take a test before arrival (but you will need to take a mandatory one at the border). For this to apply, you need to have stayed in the green area for the previous 10 days before entering Norway.

Important information about travellers coming from green areas and how they can travel to Norway.

See which areas are green, orange, red, dark red and purple, and read more about entry, quarantine, duty to register on arrival, and testing rules on The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website. Changes to colour ratings are usually announced on Fridays and new regulations take effect at midnight the following Monday.

Please note that the colour ratings can change at short notice if there is an outbreak or if the virus situation changes. 

You can also see which rules apply to you by completing this quiz, available in EnglishFrenchGermanLatvianLithuanianNorwegian and Spanish

Travellers coming from green areas must normally be prepared for longer waiting lines at many airports and border controls in Norway, due to the need of testing and more paper work.  

Registering arrival to Norway

Too help with coronavirus tracking and tracing, most travellers that don't possess a valid COVID certificate 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 the border.

Entry is not permitted from non-green areas

If If you live in an area which is not green, or arrive from most other countries outside the EU/EEA, you are currently not permitted to enter Norway unless you possess a valid EU COVID certificate or one of the exceptions on this page applies to you.

Travellers who are permitted to enter Norway from areas that are exempt or who travel via non-green areas (including transit or by public transportation), and who don't possess a valid EU COVID 19 certificate, must quarantine at a quarantine hotel or an approved location. 

EU and Norway are also about to start lifting travel restrictions for some residents of certain third countries


If you are arriving 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 that 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.

Further information

Please be aware that both national and local rules and regulations related to the coronavirus and travelling in Norway can change frequently and at short notice. All travellers, both international and domestic, are therefore encouraged to seek out the most up-to-date information by visiting the relevant websites. It is recommended that you continue to follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and abide by valid local regulations.

For the latest information and advice about the Coronavirus situation and travel:

The Government’s Q&A about entry to Norway

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

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

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website.

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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 telephone 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 service by telephone or call the 24-hour Norwegian medical service at 116 117 for guidance and assistance.

  1. Norway is waiting for you

Norway is slowly opening up for more and more travellers. In the meantime, start planning some great adventures!

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.