Norway (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from entry quarantine.

The following EMA approved vaccines are accepted: 
Comirnaty (BioNtech/Pfizer) 
Spikevax (Moderna)
Vaxzevria( AstraZeneca)
Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen from Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals 
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 10 days required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.12.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew must complete a registration form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://reg.entrynorway.no/ and presented upon arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– airline crew who are not leaving the aircraft;
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/z9z57fvv
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 18 years who have not been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days;
– passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Sinovac, or with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. They must have not been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days.
The certificate must be:
– an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or
– a COVID-19 certificate with a QR code issued in Albania, Armenia, Denmark, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.),Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/z9z57fvv
3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test upon arrival.
4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers with:
– a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Sinovac, or with a digital COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. They must have not been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days.
The certificate must be:
– an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a QR code issued in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; or
– a COVID-19 certificate with a QR code issued in Albania, Armenia, Denmark, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.),Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See);
– more exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/z9z57fvv

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Residents of EU and Schengen member countries may enter Norway, as well as arrivals from the UK, Switzerland, Bahrain, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE, and Uruguay.

Vaccinated travelers from Albania, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, Turkey and Ukraine may enter as well.

Norwegian citizens and residents may enter from any country, as well as family members arriving from some low-risk third countries.

If you live in most other countries outside the EU/EEA (including the US), and the country is not purple-rated, you are currently not permitted to enter Norway, unless one of the exemptions on this page applies to you (https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/i-am-abroad/residing-in-a-country-outside-the-eu-eea-schengen/)

Entry Requirements
With a valid COVID certificate:

Certificate of full vaccination, which is valid if one of the following conditions applies:
– 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of vaccine has been received.
– 21 days have elapsed after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one dose is scheduled.
– Vaccination with a single dose (1 of 1) of any vaccine for people who have recovered from COVID-19 if either 7 days have elapsed after vaccination or 5 days have elapsed after the test.

The following EMA approved vaccines are accepted: 
Comirnaty (BioNtech/Pfizer) 
Spikevax (Moderna)
Vaxzevria( AstraZeneca)
Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen from Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals 

Without a valid COVID-19 Certificate:
Travellers without EUDCC containing certificates of full vaccination or recovery from areas classified as “red”, “dark red” and purple are required to:

– Undergo further testing upon arrival in Norway;
You are required to take a Covid-19 test at the border upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and everyone has to wait for the test result before proceeding. If there is no test center at the point of entry or the test center is closed, you must get tested within 24 hours from the entry. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test within 24 hours from arrival.

– Enter a 10-day quarantine period;
The 10-day quarantine must be completed at home or in another suitable place of residence. If you do not have suitable accommodation, you will be offered accommodation at a quarantine hotel. The quarantine period may be ended/shortened by taking a second PCR test no earlier than three days after arrival.

Children and young people under the age of 18 are no longer required to go into entry quarantine, but are encouraged to take a test 3 days after arrival.

– Complete the registration form prior to travelling;
The registration form cannot be completed any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival. You will receive a receipt which you must present to the police at the border control.

Everyone travelling to Norway from red, dark red, purple, and grey countries and areas must complete the registration form (https://reg.entrynorway.no/?lang=en) prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

For more details click here https://www.visitnorway.com/plan-your-trip/coronavirus-and-travelling-to-norway/

 

Lockdown Details

Commercial, public, and government services are generally open, though some have restricted capacities to adhere to social distancing policies. Regions with higher infection rates, e.g. Oslo and Viken, may have additional restrictions for commercial businesses
 

Sources

https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels#rules-upon-entry-into-norway
Data Source: covidcontrols.co