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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 from the EU and some other countries outside the EU who possess a valid Covid 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 important details below.

Updated September 8, 2021

Entry from Europe and nearby countries

If you live in the EU/EEA/Schengen area and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had COVID-19 in the last 6 months, you can enter Norway when you can document this with a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or a valid Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish Covid certificate with a QR code. From Friday, September 3, at 17.00, Turkey, Ukraine, and Northern Macedonia will align with the EU certificate scheme. The vaccine you have been given must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), or health authorities in the UK, USA , or WHO.
The digital NHS Covid Pass for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is also valid. From Friday, September 3 at 17.00, those traveling with a valid Scottish Covid certificate, verifiable with a QR code, are also permitted to enter Norway, subject to the same conditions described above. 
You will not have have to quarantine, undergo any tests, or register when you enter Norway this way. Please note that a traditional paper vaccination card is not accepted as valid documentation.
If you arrive by plane or ferry, the arrival procedure is normally quick and easy. At some main border crossings, for example between Sweden and Norway at Svinesund, you can expect some queues if you come by car. 
Unvaccinated children may enter Norway if their parents possess a valid Covid certificate, but they must take a test upon arrival (children under 12 may be exempt from this under certain circumstances). Unvaccinated children also need to quarantine, but may end their quarantine if they test negative no earlier than three days after arrival. The same applies to persons who received their first vaccine dose between three and 15 weeks prior to their date of arrival.

Entry from green areas in Europe

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

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

Travellers may experience longer waiting times than normal on arrival at airports and border controls in Norway, due to the need for testing and increased checks. Remember to arrive at the airport in good time before your departure. More information about flying to and from Norway is available at Avinor's website.

Registration duty on arrival to Norway

To help with coronavirus tracking and tracing, most travellers who do not possess a valid COVID certificate will be required to register their entry to Norway on the Norwegian 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 from non-green areas and countries outside Europe

If you live in an area that is not rated 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 an other type of approved certificate, or if one of the exemptions on this page applies to you. 

From September 12, close family members and those in an established relationship, who arrive from a "purple" country (EU's selected third countries) outside EU/EEA may be permitted to enter Norway in certain circumstances.

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 certificate or other approved certificate, must quarantine at a quarantine hotel or at an approved location. 


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 employees.

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 coronavirus and travelling in Norway may 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 these 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, see:

The Government’s travel information pages about entry to Norway. Here you also find links to travel information in a broad range of other languages,  including Polish, Arabic, Russian, Somali, Urdu, Turkish and some 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 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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Norway is opening up for more and more travellers. 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.”

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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.