Covid-19 Updates

last updated 23 Dec 2020

Norway Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Norway is currently restricted until 15 January 2021, except for the following passengers:

  • Nationals of Norway;
  • Residents of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland. Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
  • Spouses, partners, parents and children of residents of Norway (evidence of relationship must be provided);
  • Unmarried partners of residents of Norway (solemn declaration on relationship is required);
  • Nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland. Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Norway to their country of residence and their family members;
  • Passengers with a National “D” visa issued by Norway;
  • Passengers traveling to study in Norway holding a decision letter having been granted a residence permit in Norway as a student.

Flights to Norway from the United Kingdom are currently suspended until 28 December 2020.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Most travelers must possess a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Norway (the certificate must be in Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian or Swedish), except for the following:

  • Nationals and residents of Norway;
  • Passengers who regularly arrive in Norway from Sweden or Finland to work or study, except for health personnel who have been outside Norway for more than seven days
  • Passengers moving to Norway
  • Passengers in transit
  • Holders of a family immigration permit
  • Passengers who are essential for maintaining safe operations of critical functions in society or the fundamental needs of the Norwegian population, and there is a danger to life and health if entry is refused
  • Persons with a confirmed (laboratory tested) COVID-19 infection within the last six months are exempt.
  • Children under 12 years.

Passengers arriving in Norway from the United Kingdom are subject to COVID-19 PCR testing at the port of entry.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

Travelers arriving in Norway from abroad must quarantine for 10 days, except for:

  • passengers coming from countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission rates (yellow areas and countries);
  • Persons with a confirmed (laboratory tested) COVID-19 infection within the last six months are exempt;
  • Employees and contractors with frequent border crossings who arrive in Norway from areas in Sweden or Finland with quarantine duty are exempt from entry quarantine during working hours if they are tested for SARS-CoV-2  in Norway at least every 7 days;
  • Certain groups of cross-border workers who, in the 10 days before they come to Norway, have not spent time in areas with high transmission;
  • Passengers who are essential for maintaining safe operations of critical functions in society or the fundamental needs of the Norwegian population, and there is a danger to life and health.

The quarantine period must be served at a quarantine hotel, except for 1) residents of Norway, 2) travelers  owning a home in Norway or 3) travelers whose employer provide suitable accommodation with a private room.

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at [email protected] for additional information.

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