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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 opening up! Travellers from “green” European areas/countries and travellers who possess a valid corona certificate by EU standards, are allowed to enter Norway without having to quarantine, provide negative test results or register their entry. See below for important details.

Updated July 26, 2021

Covid-19 certificate

If you live in the EU/EEA/Schengen area and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have undergone COVID-19 disease in the last 6 months, you can travel to Norway when you can document this with a verifiable European Union Digital Corona Certificate (EUDCC). 
 
By now, this includes travellers from, for instance, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Latvia.
Please note that citizens of some of these countries might not have received their verifiable certificate yet.

Entry from “green” areas in Europe

If you live in a “green” area or country in Europe, you can also travel to Norway without having to quarantine. For this to apply, you need to have stayed in the “green” area for the previous 10 days before entering Norway. You will also need to show proof that you live in a “green” area.

As of July 26, many parts of Europe are labelled as “green” areas, including Germany, Italy and more. Most of Finland and Sweden are also labelled as “green”.

See which areas are green, orange, red, dark red” and purple, and read more about entry, quarantine and testing rules on The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website. Map changes are usually announced on Fridays and new regulations take effect at midnight the following Monday.

From the same date onwards, EU and Norway will gradually start lifting the travel restrictions for some residents of some "third countries", including Serbia, Albania, Thailand, Japan and several more.

Important information about travellers coming from “green” areas and read more about who can travel to Norway 

Please notice that this can change on short notice if there is an outbreak or the virus situation changes. 

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

Entry is not permitted from non-green areas

Currently, if you live in an area which is not “green”, or arrive from most other countries outside EU/EEA/Schengen/UK, you cannot travel to Norway, unless you possess a valid EUDCC-certificate or one of the exceptions on this page applies to you.

Travellers allowed to enter Norway from such areas or who travel through non-green areas (also transit), and who don't possess a valid EUDCC-certificate, will have to quarantine at a quarantine hotel or an approved location. 

Registration of arrival to Norway

To help with disease detection and tracking, some travellers will be required to register their entry to Norway on the Government’s website before arrival. If you do not wish to register online, you can submit a form to the police at border control.

Mandatory quarantine

If you travel 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 employers.

If you are not required to stay at a quarantine hotel, it is important to remember 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.

More detailed information

Please be aware 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. It is recommended you continue to follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing, social distancing, and respect current local regulations.

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.

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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.

  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.