Residing in the EU/EEA/Schengen or the UK


Most people, but not all, who live in the EU/EEA/Schengen Area or i the United Kingdom can travel to Norway now, regardless of the purpose of the trip. Here you will find information about the entry rules and the exceptions for persons who can enter now.

Persons who can travel to Norway now

  • Persons residing in green countries/areas

  • Persons who are fully vaccinated or have undergone COVID-19 disease during the last six months and have a valid EU COVID-19 certificate

  • Minor children who travel with parents who hold a valid EU COVID-19 certificate

People who come from orange, red or dark red areas/countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen and the United Kingdom must fall under one of the exemptions to travel to Norway now

  • Exemption: foreigners residing in Norway

  • Exemption: foreigners who are resident in the EU/EEA/Schengen Area or the United Kingdom, and who are in an established relationship with a person resident in Norway

  • Exemption: foreigners residing in the EU/EEA/Schengen area or the United Kingdom who are going to visit close family members residing in Norway

  • Exemption: family member of an EU/EEA citizen who is going settle in Norway, or an EU/EEA citizen who is a family member of a Norwegian citizen who is going to settle in Norway

  • Exemption: EU/EEA citizen who will visit family living in Norway or travel with a Norwegian family member to Norway

  • Exemption: close family members of a Norwegian citizen who lives abroad

  • Exemption: close family members of EU/EEA citizens who work in Norway

  • Exemption: foreign students

  • Exemption: foreign athletes and necessary support staff who come to Norway to participate in certain sports events

  • Exemption: those who can commute between Nordic countries

  • Exemption: foreigners who are going to have scheduled contact with their children

  • Exemption: foreigners who have been granted a family immigration permit

  • Exemption: foreigners who have special reasons that indicate that the person is given the right to enter, such as special care responsibilities for persons in Norway or other strong welfare considerations

  • Exemptions: some occupational groups

  • Exemption: foreigners working offshore on a mobile or fixed installation

  • Exemption: foreign workers who are exempt from entry restrictions upon application and decision by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate

  • Exemptions: foreign workers who are exempt from entry restrictions upon application and decision by the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture

  • Exemptions: foreigners who are going to stopover at an airport in Norway (both in international airport transit and within Schengen)

  • Exemptions: foreigners who is a permanent resident of Svalbard, or who needs to travel through the Norwegian mainland on his way to or from work or residence on Svalbard

  • Exemptions: foreigners working in critical societal functions

  • Exemptions: foreigners with an invitation from the Norwegian authorities and employees in international organizations

  • I do not belong to any of the exemptions which can travel to Norway now. Is there any way I can apply to enter or submit an appeal on the entry restrictions?

Travel documents

  • I do not have a valid residence card but need to travel. What can I do?

  • I belong to one of the exemptions that can enter Norway now. Can the UDI give me a written confirmation that I have the right to enter Norway that I can use for documentation?

Quarantine and documentation for the exemptions to the entry restrictions

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