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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

Norway is opening to travellers from most of the world from Friday, 26 November 2021. Adults need to possess a valid corona certificate to avoid quarantine and testing. All adult visitors will need to register prior to entry.

Updated November 24, 2021

Norway is opening up 

Soon, more travellers from all over the world will be able enter Norway, as the rules are going back to how they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone who has a valid residence permit in Norway or a valid visitor’s visa, or who is entitled to visit Norway without a visitor’s visa, can enter Norway from 26 November. 
COVID certificates in use in some parts of Norway
Some parts of Norway have seen an increase in infection this autumn. Both locals and travellers may therefore need to present valid COVID certificates at restaurants, events, museums and other public places and gatherings in some cities, regions, or municipalities. Face masks may also become mandatory in crowded places. The use of certificates varies from place to place, depending on the local situation at any time. Please check the links below for the latest updates. 

Registration of arrival to Norway

All travellers (including those who possess a valid COVID certificate) entering Norway must complete an entry registration form starting from Friday, November 26, 2021. Children under 16 are exempt. You will need to be able to present proof of entry registration for inspection on arrival.

I have a valid COVID certificate:

  • All travellers from European and other approved (purple-rated) countries who are fully vaccinated or who have documentation that confirms they have been infected with COVID-19 during the last six months, and who have valid, digital documentation (approved by Norwegian authorities) of this, do not need to quarantine or undergo testing.

Read more about entering Norway and about what is considered a valid COVID certificate.

I don't have a valid COVID certificate:

If you don't have a valid certificate, the rules below apply, starting from Friday, November 26, 2021:

Entry quarantine is required for the following travellers:

  • Travellers from red, dark red, purple and grey-rated countries (other third-party countries), remain subject to a duty to quarantine

Read more about the rules for quarantine upon arrival.

You can quarantine for the mandatory period at a suitable location or at a quarantine hotel, if you so wish. You must also be able to provide confirmation of a suitable place to stay during the mandatory quarantine period, if this applies to you. During your quarantine, you should avoid close contact with others, except for the people with whom you are travelling. The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for both private individuals (adults) and employees.

Entry quarantine is not required for the following travellers:

  • Children under 18 years of age.
  • Travellers from green and orange-rated areas.


  • All adult travellers take a coronavirus 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 (starting from Friday, November 26, 2021).

Read more about the rules for testing upon arrival, and test requirements for children.


Border crossings

All Norwegian border crossings are open as of October 6, 2021. This means that it is possible to cross the border more easily and quickly.

Colour-coded map

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


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 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.”

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.