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A man enjoying the view of the Vettisfossen waterfall in Utladalen in the Jotunheimen mountains, Norway
The Vettisfossen waterfall in Jotunheimen.
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The Norwegian borders are now open for leisure travel to and from most of the other Nordic countries. From 1 July, people from countries outside the EU and the EEA/Schengen who have a work and residence permit in Norway can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required. From 15 July, people from EEA/Schengen countries that have acceptable levels of infection can travel to Norway.

Updated 1 July 2020

From 15 June, the Nordic countries have reopened their borders to allow travel between the countries. This reopening does not include Sweden, but you can travel between the other Nordic countries.

From 1 July, people from countries outside the EU and the EEA/Schengen who have a work and residence permit in Norway can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required. The same goes for students and workers with technical competence that is exempt from the residence permit requirement.

From 15 July, travellers from EEA/Schengen countries that have acceptable levels of infection can travel to Norway. Read more on the Norwegian Government’s website. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) will update the map showing areas with exemptions of quarantine duty on 10 July and the list will be updated at least every second week.

Please notice that both national and local rules and regulations related to the coronavirus and travelling in Norway change frequently and on short notice. All travellers, both international and domestic, are therefore encouraged to seek out the most updated information by visiting the relevant webpages. You should also follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and respect regulations in place.

For health advice, useful links and other relevant information, see The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s official website (helsenorge.no).

For further details on who can travel to Norway, how you can travel to get here, quarantine rules and Q&A see the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)’s the official website.

For the latest information and advice about the coronavirus situation and travel for Norwegians, see the Government’s official website.

For updated information on infection control related to travel and COVID-19, see The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website.


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.

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