Travelers from red countries (see the list of red countries here, external website) (external website) must present a negative Covid-19 test certificate when they arrive in Norway. The approved test method is PCR or Rapid antigen test. The test must have been taken less than 72 hours before entry to Norway. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French, or German.
The requirement for a negative test does not apply to:
The requirement applies even if you have been issued a visa before 8 November, if entry occurs after 8 November at 24:00.
All persons who arrive in Norway from red countries will be quarantined for 10 days. As a general rule, everyone must stay in a hotel during the quarantine period. You will receive information about quarantine hotels from the police at the border crossing where you arrive in Norway.
Exceptions from quarantine hotel requirements include:
There are exceptions to the requirement for quarantine hotels for persons who are already resident in Norway. If you have been granted a residence permit in Norway for the first time, you will not be registered as a resident in Norway until you have met with the police in Norway to order a residence card. Thus, you are not considered a resident of Norway when you enter for the first time (even if you have been here before visiting), so you must stay in a quarantine hotel. Neither the UDI, the police nor the National Register can register a person as a resident of Norway before you have met with the police.
You must travel directly to the quarantine and wear a face cover until arrival at the quarantine site. The entire quarantine of 10 days must be carried out, even if you test negative. You will be offered a free covid-19 test at the quarantine hotel.
The health authorities are responsible for quarantine rules and quarantine hotels. The UDI has no more information about quarantine than what we have written here. We can not answer questions regarding the quarantine hotel by phone.
The health authorities are working to clarify several questions regarding the quarantine hotel. They will publish more information on their wepsite when it is clarified (external website).
You can read more about the quarantine rules and how the quarantine should be carried out at helsenorge.no.
When entering Norway, you must bring with you:
The health authorities are responsible for the quarantine rules. Please read them here (external website).
When we use the term "EU/EEA citizen", we mean a citizen of one of the EU countries, and Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland. You are not considered an EU/EEA citizen even if you live in an EU/EEA country, you must be a citizen of an EU/EEA country.
If you, as a Norwegian citizen, have been resident in another EU/EEA country and are now moving back to Norway, you can be considered an EU/EEA citizen. This only applies to your potential family members. As a Norwegian citizen, you can always travel into Norway regardless of the purpose of the trip to Norway.
No, you can not, unless you belong to one of the exceptions who can enter or are a British citizen residing in Norway and have legal residence before 31 December 2020.
The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. According to the immigration regulations, when the transition period expires on 31 December 2020, British citizens will no longer be considered EU/EEA citizens. This means that British citizens and other citizens residing in the United Kingdom cannot enter Norway after 1 January 2021 unless you belong to one of the exceptions for citizens living outside the EU/EEA to which we have linked to above.
British citizens residing in Norway
Suppose you are a British citizen residing in Norway and have a residence permit or right of residence before 31 December 2020. In that case, you will also have legal residence after 1 January 2021 until you have applied for a new type of residence permit for British citizens. It will not be possible to apply for the new type of permit before 1 January 2021 at the earliest. If you are resident in Norway with a residence permit or right of residence, you can still travel to Norway after 1 January 2021.
Yes, you can travel to Norway now for any purpose if you follow the current quarantine rules when you enter Norway. You can travel to Norway to work or study. You can also travel to Norway for visits, holidays or leisure trips.
The following family members can travel with you:
If your family is required to have a visa, they must apply for a visa that will be assessed by the embassy in the usual way. As before, not everyone will be granted a visa. In addition to the regular assessments we make in visa applications, we also consider the practical possibilities of leaving Schengen before the visa expires. In those countries where it is currently practically difficult to return because there are no commercial flights there, it may result in a rejection of the visa application even if they meet the other requirements for being granted a visa. Remember to check if the VFS visa application centers closest to you (external website) are open to accept applications. Then contact the nearest responsible embassy (external website) to check how your family member should apply for a visa.
When you come to Norway, you and any family members who are with you must follow the applicable rules for quarantine and isolation (external website).
The UDI cannot answer questions regarding quarantine.
The UDI cannot answer questions about the rules of the airlines. You must check the rules of the airline with whom you want to travel. The Norwegian authorities cannot assist with confirmations or such in these cases.
Yes, you can stopover in Norway for international transit. If you travel from a so-called "red zone", you have to stay in the international zone of the airport when you transit. You must show a valid ticket or boarding pass on further travel.
UDI cannot answer questions about stopovers or entry to other countries. You must familiarize yourself with the rules in the countries you want to travel through or make a transit.