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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

The Norwegian borders are now opening up! Travellers from some few European areas with low infection rate and travellers from Denmark with a valid corona certificate are now allowed to enter the country without having to quarantine. More countries will be added July 5th. See below for details. 

Updated 19 June 2021

New entry rules 

From Thursday, June 24, people residing in EEA with a valid corona certificate will be able to enter Norway without having to quarantine. Please note that not all the countries in EEA have the technical solution in place yet. 

From July 5, the Norwegian government will open its borders for travel to and from EEA/Schengen countries and the UK and some few more countries on the EEA third party list that meet the criteria for low infection levels and a controlled virus situation. 

Read important information about who can travel to Norway   

You can travel to Norway without having to quarantine if you come from a "yellow" or "green" area on The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website's colour-coded map. From July 5, Norway will change its color code system, to align with EU standards. This means that former "yellow" countries will be labelled "green".

Travellers from red areas and countries will have to quarantine at a quarantine hotel and/or in a suitable place.  

Please see the main rules for entry quarantine and quarantine hotel stays. 

Foreigners from other countries outside EEA/Schengen/UK, are not allowed to travel to Norway yet. 

NB: Please be prepared for long waiting lines at the border controls in Norway, due to the new regulations. 

New arrangement for Covid-19 certificate

From 24 June, Norway will accept the EU’s Covid-19 certificate for entry into the country. This means that residents of EU/EEA countries will now be able to enter Norway with a valid EU certificate. Residents of countries that have the certificate ready can use it to cross into Norway.
Those from EU/EEA countries, regardless of the country’s infection  status, can enter Norway if they have an EU certificate that can be verified with a QR code. An EU certificate  is available to anyone with proof of full vaccination, a recent negative test or previous infection in the last six months.

Denmark has its Covid-19 certificate ready to go. From 19 June at 12 noon, people living in Denmark do not need to quarantine in Norway if they are fully vaccinated or have been infected with the coronavirus in the last six months.

Sweden does not have its certificate ready yet, but as soon as it does, the same rules will apply for Swedes and for Danes.

Information about the Norwegian Covid-19 certificate is available here.

Mandatory Covid-19 tests and quarantine duty

If you travel from or have visited an area that triggers quarantine duty ("red country/area") during the last 10 days, please read more detailed information about the rules for quarantine and testing upon arrival.

Registration of arrival to Norway

To help with disease detection and tracking, most travellers will have to register their entry to Norway on the Government’s website before you arrive. If you do not wish to register online, you can submit a paper-based form to the police at the border control.


The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for both private individuals (adults) and employers.

If you don’t have to stay at a quarantine hotel, it is important to remember that you still have to complete your quarantine at a suitable place. You should also avoid close contact with others in that residence, for instance, your family.

More detailed information

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.

For the latest information and advice about the coronavirus situation and travel, see the Government’s Q&A page and the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)’s official website.

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

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.

  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.