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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.
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

Anyone who arrives in Norway from a country with high transmission (categorised as red) must provide a negative corona test when they enter the country. All persons who don’t have a place of residence in Norway must stay in a quarantine hotel for 10 days after arrival.

Updated 27 November 2020

In the Government’s latest update on travel restrictions, it has been decided that people travelling to Norway from a “red” country must provide a negative corona test upon arrival. You must take the test no more than 72 hours before you enter the country. You can be denied entry if you cannot provide this documentation.

There are a few exemptions to this rule, for instance for Norwegians travelling home, people that have a place of residence in Norway, or people frequently travelling to Norway to work, for instance from Finland.

People who travel to Norway and do not have a place of residence must stay in quarantine at a hotel for 10 days after arrival. This includes people who visit family in Norway. The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for individuals and NOK 1500 per night for companies and employees.

On the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website, you’ll find a map and the latest information about quarantine regulations. It also includes information for workers from Sweden and other countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen area that arrive in Norway. The page 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 websites. You should also follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and respect regulations in place.

Due to the corona situation, there might be restrictions in the Norwegian ski resorts this winter. Do not visit our resorts if you feel unwell or are in quarantine. Make sure you read up on Fnugg’s corona measures in Norwegian ski resorts before you start planning your ski holiday.

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 official website.

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

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

For updated information 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.

Dream now, visit later

Hang in there, things will get better. Hopefully very soon. Meanwhile, we thought you might like these articles. It’s good to know that great adventures await, right?

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.