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Travel to Norway

If you are travelling to Norway, you may be required to undergo quarantine on arrival.

Travel eligibility

Norway has started to open the border for European nationals. For details of which countries/nationalities, please visit the Norwegian Institute of Public Health website.

Passengers travelling to Norway from other countries other than those listed will be sent back to their point of origin or will be quarantined for 10 days if they are a resident of Norway.

Temporary entry and exit controls will be performed at the internal Schengen border.

Required forms

Effective 21 December 2020, all passengers entering Norway are required to complete a self declaration form prior to arrival to Norway. The form can be downloaded here.

Upon arrival in Norway, passengers will receive a text message from the Norwegian health authorities with a link to information on how to get tested for COVID-19 as well as rules for travel quarantine. Travellers are requested to read the content in the link. A testing centre is also available at the airport, however, it is not mandatory.

Exemptions

All crew and minimum support personnel that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions.

Travel to END SVALBARD, LONGYEAR

Passengers arriving into Norway from a Red Area/ Country must complete their full quarantine period on the mainland of Norway prior to travelling to Svalbard. This is also applicable for residents.

COVID-19 testing requirements

All passengers are required to complete a SARS-CoV-2 PCR-test within 24 hours upon arrival.

Effective 9 November:

Passengers from red countries other than Norwegian citizens and/or residence must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test certificate when entering Norway. Approved test method is COVID-19 PCR or antigen rapid test. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry and must be in either Norwegian, English, Danish, Swedish, German or French.

EU/EEA residents and/or citizens travelling from red countries must show a negative COVID-19 test certificate when entering Norway. Approved test method is COVID-19 PCR or antigen rapid test.

  • As of 7 December, red countries are: Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic Austria, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherlands. United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia.
  • Information about red countries can be found here.
  • For those who have a suitable place to stay where it is possible to avoid close contact with others, with private room, private bathroom, and own kitchen or food service, and upon entry can provide confirmation that the residence meets the conditions from the person who makes the place of residence available, Self-declaration form for persons who are to undergo entry quarantine and confirmation of a suitable accommodation for quarantine: https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/48bf71bca8fe45888e83807f6d1f9061/avkrysningsskjema_karantenehotell_engelsk.pdf
  • Those who do not have a suitable place to stay in Norway must stay in a quarantine hotel for the first then days after entry to Norway. It is still possible to visit Norway, but visitors must spend their first ten days at a quarantine hotel and test themselves during their quarantine period.

Non EU/EAA resident and/or citizen:

  • Travellers from red countries (currently all non EU/EAA countries are considered red) must show a certificate on a negative Covid-19 test when entering Norway, approved test method is PCR or antigen rapid test. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry, test result needs to be in either Norwegian, English, Danish, Swedish, German or French.
  • For those who have a suitable place to stay where it is possible to avoid close contact with others, with private room, private bathroom, and own kitchen or food service, and upon entry can provide confirmation that the residence meets the conditions from the person who makes the place of residence available, Self-declaration form for persons who are to undergo entry quarantine and confirmation of a suitable accommodation for quarantine: https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/48bf71bca8fe45888e83807f6d1f9061/avkrysningsskjema_karantenehotell_engelsk.pdf
  • Those who do not have not a suitable place to stay (as described above) when entering Norway must stay in a quarantine hotel for the first then days after entry to Norway. It is still possible to visit Norway, but visitors must spend their first ten days at a quarantine hotel and test themselves during their quarantine period.

All passengers must ensure to get tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours after arrival.

Exemptions

COVID-19 test exemption list:

  • Norwegian Citizen
  • foreign nationals 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
  • foreign nations who are in transit
  • foreign nationals 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
  • asylum seekers and quota refugees
  • foreign nationals with a family immigration permit
  • diplomatic and consular personnel accredited to Norway
  • foreign nationals who have been invited by the Norwegian authorities to participate in international negotiations and similar, and foreign nationals who are part of delegations that are visiting Norway in accordance with Norway’s international obligations
  • military personnel arriving in Norway by non-commercial transport
  • Seafarers
  • Children under 12 years

Quarantine

Effective 21 December 2020, all passengers are subject to a 10 day quarantine.

Everyone entering Norway from a red country MUST undergo a 10 days quarantine.

Effective 11 December:

  • Non Norwegian resident can take their quarantine suitable place to stay where it is possible to avoid close contact with others, with private room, private bathroom, and own kitchen or food service, and upon entry can provide confirmation that the residence meets the conditions from the person who makes the place of residence available, Self-declaration form for persons who are to undergo entry quarantine and confirmation of a suitable accommodation for quarantine: https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/48bf71bca8fe45888e83807f6d1f9061/avkrysningsskjema_karantenehotell_engelsk.pdf
  • Those who do not have not a suitable place to stay (as described above) when entering Norway will be assigned to a quarantine hotel by the by the border force police it is not possible to pre-book or to request a specific hotel in advance. Passenger will be held in the quarantine lounge until transported to the assigned quarantine hotel. It is still possible to visit Norway, but visitors must spend their first ten days at a quarantine hotel and test themselves during their quarantine period.
For official quarantine query please refer to Norwegian government website:

Exemptions

Effective 9 November:

Norwegian residents and/or citizens who do have a residence or have an employer or client in Norway who can provide a suitable place to stay when entering Norway DO NOT require to spend their quarantine time at designated quarantine hotels.

All crew and minimum support personnel that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions.

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