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🦠 Norway COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 4 October 2021, 10:58 (GMT +4)

Travel to Norway

Effective Saturday, 25 September 2021, Norway has implemented phase 1 of its reopening plan.

For EEA/Schengen and United Kingdom citizens and residents

Entry requirements
EEA citizens, persons from other countries residing in the EEA area and persons residing in the United Kingdom and Switzerland can enter Norway. The entry restrictions are also lifted for people living in purple countries (countries outside the EEA/Schengen that FHI believes may have somewhat milder measures).
 
Quarantine and testing requirements
Passengers travelling from EEA/Schengen and United Kingdom countries: No requirement
Passengers travelling from all other countries:
  • Fully vaccinated people: no requirements
  • Non-vaccinated people: must present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, and self-quarantine until tested negative (at least 72 hours after arrival)
  • Passengers below 18 years old: no testing and self-quarantine requirements

For citizens and residents of Purple Countries (currently New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan)

Entry requirements
Citizens and persons from other countries residing in purple countries can enter Norway.

Quarantine and testing requirements
Passengers from purple countries must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival unless they have a valid EU DCC vaccine certificate.
Passengers travelling from purple countries who are below 18 years old do not have to take a PCR test of self-quarantine on arrival.
 
Required forms
All passengers must register online or through the official app within 72 hours of departure. Upon completing registration, passengers will receive a receipt which must be presented to the police at the border control. Passengers who are not able to complete the form online can download and print the form. Please note that the border processing time for passengers arriving with printed forms will be much longer.  
 

For citizens and residents of grey countries (all countries not mentioned above):

Entry requirements
Entry to Norway from grey countries is restricted to specific categories of passengers.

Quarantine and testing requirements
Passengers included in the exception list must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and self-quarantine for 10 days unless they have a valid EU DCC vaccine certificate. Testing and self-quarantine requirements don’t apply to passengers below 18 years old. Required forms
All passengers must register online or through the official app within 72 hours of departure. Upon completing registration, passengers will receive a receipt which must be presented to the police at the border control. Passengers who are not able to complete the form online can download and print the form. Please note that the border processing time for passengers arriving with printed forms will be much longer.
 

Exceptions to entry requirements

  • Foreign nationals for whom special reasons indicate they should be granted the right to enter, such as specific care responsibilities for persons in Norway or other compelling welfare considerations
  • Foreign nationals who are to carry out agreed or formalised parent?child contact
  • Close family members of persons residing in Norway (i.e., spouses/registered partners/cohabitants, minor children or stepchildren, parents or stepparents of minor children or stepchildren)
  • Journalists and other personnel on assignment for a foreign media institution
  • Foreign nationals who plan an airport stopover in Norway (both in international airport transit and within Schengen)
  • Seafarers and aviation personnel
  • Foreign nationals who perform commercial transport of goods and passengers
  • Foreign nationals who work in critical public functions
  • Health personnel from Sweden and Finland who work in the Norwegian health and care services
  • Children who cross the border to Norway daily to go to school
  • Adult child or stepchild and parent or step-parent of an adult child/stepchild (measures have already been eased for minor children/stepchildren and their grandparents/step-grandparents)
  • Romantic partner over the age of 18 or the romantic partner’s minor child. Romantic partners must file an application through the application programme of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (Application to visit a romantic partner – UDI). As usual, the general conditions regarding the right to enter and stay in Norway in the Immigration Act must be met. For example, foreign nationals who are subject to a duty to hold a visa must be granted such a visa before they can travel here.

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