Yes, the Government has introduced mandatory testing at the border for people who have resided in an area with a quarantine obligation (external website) (only available in Norwegian).
Persons who have resided in an area with a quarantine obligation during the last 14 days before arrival in Norway must test for Covid-19 at the border crossing point in Norway. The test must be antigen rapid test or PCR test.
Some exceptions to the requirement in the case have been mentioned on the Government's website.
This requirement applies in addition to the requirement for a negative test before entry to Norway for specific groups and the requirements for quarantine hotels and quarantine after entry.
Because of control considerations and test capacity, the Government has closed some border crossing points. In the article on the Government's page, you will find an overview of open border crossing points (external website).
The UDI does not know more than what is stated in the article on regjeringen.no. You will find updated information about the test requirement after entry on helsenorge.no (external website) when more details are ready.
Travelers from countries with a quarantine duty must present a negative Covid-19 test certificate when they arrive in Norway. You can see the list of red countries here (external website) The approved test method is PCR or Rapid antigen test. For people arriving by plane, the test can be taken within 24 hours before the first flight's scheduled departure time. The flight can be a direct flight to Norway or a continuous flight journey to Norway with stopovers at other airports. 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.
The Government has decided that everyone who travels on unnecessary leisure trips abroad must stay in quarantine hotels when returning to Norway (external website).
From 23 February, the Government has introduced stricter rules about where you can stay during the quarantine period. The practice of letting persons who come to Norway for purposes other than work can carry out quarantine at another suitable place of residence has been significantly narrowed down. The main rule is that this group must stay in quarantine hotels. Persons who are granted an exemption from the entry restrictions for special reasons will still be able to obtain an exemption from a stay at a quarantine hotel if they can present confirmation that they have another suitable place to stay during the quarantine period.
From 9 May at 12 PM, everyone who has traveled outside the EEA/Schengen area must stay in a quarantine hotel. This also applies to people who have been on necessary trips. Here you can read more about the rules (external website).
The UDI cannot answer questions about quarantine. The health authorities are responsible for quarantine rules and quarantine hotels. You must familiarize yourself with the current regulations for quarantine and quarantine hotels on helsenorge.no (external website).
No, you need to be registered to be considered a «resident of Norway».
No, you need to be registered to be considered a «resident of Norway». Admission to a study institution and renting a home is not sufficient to be considered a resident of Norway.
If you travel out of the country now without being registered as resident in the National Register, you risk being denied entry when you return to Norway.
No, an EU/EEA citizen can't apply to extend their stay in Norway for more than three months as a visitor or tourist. However, you can travel out of Norway, and then travel back and start a new three-month stay. Read more about this on our information pages about the EU/EEA regulations.
The police will contact you by phone or e-mail (external website) if your appointment is cancelled. The UDI cannot assist you with this or answer questions related to this.
Unfortunately, UDI cannot assist you in getting an appointment with the police.
You cannot contact the UDI to get an appointment from the police. If you call us, you will get the same information as given above.
No, staying longer than 90 days now will have no consequences for you as an EU/EEA citizen. Even if there are no available appointments with the police, you can apply for a tax deduction card and a d-number with the Tax Administration (external website). For that, you only need a valid passport and an employment contract.
We are aware that it can be challenging to book an appointment with the police and that there are long waiting times, and we are sorry that this can have unfortunate consequences for you. The police are working to reduce their waiting time. Unfortunately, neither the police nor the UDI can help you get an appointment earlier than those available appointments you can find in the application portal. The police update the booking calendar with available appointments where they have capacity.
You must use the application portal to find a free appointment with the police. They have limited offers due to the corona situation, and many try to get an appointment. The police post new appointments continuously, so please check regularly.
If there is no visible booking button on the receipt page when you are logged in to the application portal, it means that there are currently no available appointments now at the police station where you have sent the case. Then you have to check again for available hours later. You can not book an appointment to a place other than the one you chose when you filled out the registration form/application form.
Read more about appointments and attendance.
Even if there are no available appointments with the police, you can apply for a tax deduction card and a d-number with the Tax Administration (external website). For that, you only need a valid passport and an employment contract.
NAV does not require you to have a registration certificate from the police to receive unemployment benefit, but you must register as a job seeker with NAV.
If you have problems digitally applying for unemployment benefits, you must use the paper solution and submit claims by regular mail (external website).
You will be paid back the days spent on postal mail when the registration comes in later.
Then the following applies to you:
You keep your status as an employee if you can document that you are laid off and have registered as a job seeker with NAV.
Then the following applies to you:
You keep your status as an employee for 6 months if you can prove that you are laid off and have registered as a job seeker with NAV.
No, you cannot obtain a copy of your registration certificate.
It is not necessary to provide proof of registration to register as a job seeker or to apply for unemployment benefit. If you are asked to upload a copy of the registration certificate in NAV's form, you do not need to do so.
If you have trouble applying for unemployment benefit digitally, you must use the paper solution and submit claims by regular mail (external website). You will be paid back the days spent on postal mail when the registration comes in later.
Unfortunately, the UDI cannot answer questions about your rights in Norway.
You can find information about being laid off, unemployment benefits and care benefits at nav.no (external website).
It is the tax administration that issues D number, National identity number and tax cards. If you have any questions about this you must contact the tax administration. (external website, opens in new window)