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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

Norway is open to more travellers from all over the world. It is quite easy to visit us if you have a digital, valid COVID certificate (by EU/UK/Schengen standards). With a valid certificate, you don't have to quarantine, but you will have to take a test on arrival or within 24 hours after arrival. 

All visitors must register online prior to entry.

Updated December 3, 2021.

Norway has lots of space! Spectacular outdoor adventures, ski slopes, and plenty of indoor kos await!
 
It is still quite easy to travel to Norway if you possess a valid, digital COVID certificate approved by the EU (documenting that you are fully vaccinated or have been infected with COVID-19 during the last six months). It's also easy to bring your family. Below, we have listed important information you need to know before you go. 
 
 

Who can travel to Norway

Everyone who has valid visitor’s visa, or who is entitled to visit Norway without a visitor’s visa, or valid residence permit in Norway, can enter Norway. Please note that you still might need to quarantine if you do not possess a digital, valid, COVID certificate approved by EU standards
 
 

I have a valid COVID certificate:

  • Complete this entry registration form if you are 16 years or older, within 72 hours before arriving in Norway. 
  • You do not need to quarantine.
  • You have to take a test on arrival or within 24 hours after arrival at entry points without test stations. Tests are usually free, and test stations are available at the most important points of entry.
  • Children don't have to quarantine, even if they don't possess a valid COVID certificate. They don't need to take a test prior to arriving in Norway, but do need to take a test on arrival. Children under 16 might be exempt if it would be unreasonably difficult for them to take the test. 

Read important information about entry rules, quarantine and testing.

I don't have a valid COVID certificate:

If you don't have a valid certificate, the rules below apply:

  • Complete this entry registration form if you are 16 years or older, within 72 hours before arriving in Norway. 
  • Travellers from red, dark red, purple and grey-rated countries (other third-party countries), remain subject to a duty to quarantine
  • Travellers from green and orange-rated areas don't have to quarantine.
  • Children under 18 years of age don't have to quarantine.
  • All adult travellers must take a test no more than 24 hours prior to arriving in Norway, in addition to a new test on arrival or within 24 hours after arrival. 
  • Children don't need to take a test prior to arriving in Norway, but do need to take a test on arrival. Children under 16 might be exempt if it would be unreasonably difficult for them to take the test. 

Read important information about the rules for quarantine upon arrival and  test requirements.

Read more: Map with colour codes. Note: Changes to colour ratings are usually announced on Fridays and new regulations take effect at midnight on the following Monday.

Omicron travel rules

In order to limit and delay the spread of the new virus variant Omicron, stricter entry rules apply to anyone arriving from certain specific African countries.

Read more about Omicron travel rules here.

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

Read more about border crossings and test stations. 

COVID passes in use in some parts of Norway

Some parts of Norway have seen an increase in infections this autumn. Both locals and travellers may therefore need to present valid COVID passes or certificates at restaurants, events, museums and other public places and gatherings in some cities, regions, or municipalities. Face masks may also be mandatory in crowded places. The use of certificates varies from place to place, depending on the local situation at any time. Please keep yourself updated and respect local regulations. 
 

Entry rules for Svalbard

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

Further 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).

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 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. Norway is waiting for you

Norway has got a lot of space! Come and experience some amazing 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.