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Coronavirus and trips to Norway
Last updated: March 24, 2021
Norway's strict rules have been extended
Due to the outbreak of the more contagious coronavirus mutation, the Norwegian government closed the borders. This is to curb the rapid spread of the virus. Anyone returning to Norway from an unnecessary trip abroad must be quarantined in a quarantine hotel from March 29th (more information on this can be found under "Quarantine").
Only Norwegian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to travel to Norway.
Exceptions apply to journalists, seafarers and foreign nationals who carry goods or passengers commercially.
For more information on traveling to Norway and existing exemptions, please visit the government website.
Please note: The new Rules apply in addition to the existing border control system.
Mandatory COVID-19 tests
The Quarantine rules for all travelersto prevent the spread of the coronavirus mutation. There are only a few exceptions and additional provisions regarding the corona tests.
Anyone traveling to Norway from a country with a high infection rate (classified as “red”) must show a negative corona test upon entry. The test must not be older than 24 hours. Without the necessary documents, you can be refused entry.
Entrants from "red" countries must also do a corona test at the Norwegian border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.
Border crossings where people cannot be tested will be closed.
Due to the mutation of the coronavirus, Travelers from certain countries on the Norwegian border take a PCR test.
The government press release dated January 23 provides detailed information on the test rules.
Please note that not all rules apply to transit traffic and commuters from Finland and Sweden.
Registration of arrival in Norway
In order to better identify and track infectious diseases, travelers must register on the government website before arriving in Norway. If you do not want to register online, you can present a paper form to the police at the border control.
With the exception of commuters, travelers must arrive in Norway for 10 days in quarantine. There have been fewer exceptions since January 25th. Stricter test regulations also apply to these exceptional cases.
Travelers who are not resident in Norway must stay in a hotel for 10 days for quarantine upon arrival. The cost of staying in a quarantine hotel is 500 NOK per night (approx. 49 euros). This applies to both private individuals (adults) and companies.
For more information on rules and exemptions for entering Norway, please visit the official website of the Norwegian Directorate of Health or the Q&A on the government website. Even if you are not staying in a quarantine hotel, you must after your arrival necessarily in a suitable place for 10 days in self-isolation. You should avoid close contact with other people in this residence, for example with your family.
More detailed information
You can find a map and the latest information on quarantine regulations on the official website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).
Please note that both national and local rules and regulations regarding the coronavirus and traveling in Norway change frequently and at short notice. All travelers, inside and outside the EEA / Schengen area, are encouraged to to inform on the relevant websites before departure. The applicable precautionary measures, such as frequent hand washing and keeping your distance, must still be followed.
Due to the coronavirus situation, there may be restrictions in the Norwegian ski resorts this winter. Find out about the current corona measures on the Fnugg website before you start planning your ski holiday in Norway.
For more information about entry requirements in Norway, how to get there, quarantine rules and questions and answers, please visit the official website of the Norwegian Immigration Service (UDI).
Health advice, useful links and other relevant information can be found on the official website of the Norwegian Health Directorate (helsenorge.no).
You can find the latest news and advice on the coronavirus situation and travel for Norwegians on the official website of the Norwegian government.
Read more about regions in the Nordic countries with and without quarantine on the official website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).
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