Foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months and who can document this with a COVID-19 certificate that has a QR code which can be verified by the Norwegian authorities, can travel to Norway.”
In order to limit import infection, foreigners’ access to Norway has been tightened sharply.
Everyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in entry quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission (green areas and countries). Arrivals to Norway from UK require at least 3 days in a quarantine hotel from June 21, 2021.
Foreign nationals living in “green countries or regions” in the EU, EEA and Schengen area, that are not subject to quarantine, can travel to Norway. The Norwegian health authorities makes a weekly assessment of the infection situation in Europe and the Norwegian Government decides which countries require entry quarantine. Click here for Map of “green countries or regions” in Europe.
People who are fully vaccinated or who have had COVID-19 during the past six months with a valid COVID-19 certificate are exempt from entry quarantine. Currently, only a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish COVID-19 certificate with a QR code that can be verified by Norwegian authorities is considered to be a secure and verifiable way to document vaccination or having had COVID-19.
On July 5, 2021, the infection severity level in other countries that triggers quarantine duty for travellers entering Norway will be changed to harmonise with EU recommendations. The Norwegian authorities will thus allow entry to Norway without entry quarantine for the EU, EEC, Schengen area, UK and countries on the EU’s third-country ‘safe list’ that the Norwegian health authorities also views as safe.
The Norwegian government, in consultation with the Norwegian health authorities, may issue or revise travel advice at short notice if a country demonstrates an especially high level of infection, develops new variants or experiences capacity problems in its health care system.
Anyone has a duty to be tested at the border crossing point upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and people who have been tested must wait at the test station until the test result is available.