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.
Yes, to prevent introducing a new coronavirus variant discovered in the UK, stricter infection control measures are being introduced for travelers from the UK and anyone who has stayed in the UK for the last 14 days (external website).
Several measures will apply to travelers arriving from the United Kingdom, currently until 10 January, but this might be extended. The main rule requiring a quarantine period of 10 days will continue to apply. Additionally, the following requirements will be in place:
The UDI does not have more information than what is written on the government's website (external website) and cannot answer questions about it.
Yes, you do. Everyone traveling to Norway must register information about, amongst other things, name, contact information, quarantine stay, and potential employer. The main rule is that everyone who crosses the border, including Norwegian citizens, must register.
The UDI does not have more information than what is written on the government's website and cannot answer questions about it.
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 certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French, or German.
New rules: The new requirements upon entry from the Government applied from 12 am Monday 25 January. At the border, you have to present a negative corona test taken no later than 24 hours before arrival or no later than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time if arriving by plane. There will also be fewer exceptions from the quarantine rules. Read more on the Government's website (external website).
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.
This content is updated according to the new regulations regarding who must stay in a quarantine hotel that applied from 13 December at 17.00. The rules have a retroactive effect, so those in quarantine hotels can leave the quarantine hotel and carry out the rest of the quarantine period elsewhere provided that they meet one of the exceptions listed below.
The self-declaration form is available at regjeringen.no (external website) (only available in Norwegian).
The health authorities are responsible for quarantine rules and quarantine hotels. If you have questions beyond the information we share here, go to helsenorge.no (external website).
If you arrive in Norway from a red country, you will be quarantined for ten days. As a general rule, everyone must stay in a quarantine hotel during the quarantine period. You will receive information about quarantine hotels from the police at the border crossing where you arrive in Norway.
If you travel with someone who is in the same household as you, you can carry out quarantine at the same place of residence. This means that you can share a bathroom and kitchen, and there is no requirement for a private room for each person.
If you can not document that you belong to one of the groups mentioned above, you have to stay in a quarantine hotel during the quarantine period.
If you are not going to stay in a quarantine hotel, you must fill in a self-declaration form that you can download from regjeringen.no (external website) (only available in Norwegian). This is to confirm that you have a suitable place to stay for the the quarantine period of ten days.
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.
Everyone who travels to Norway now stay quarantined. Persons who come to Norway to perform work or assignments are exempt from the obligation to stay in a quarantine hotel if the employer or client has provided a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period.
You must show documentation that you will perform work or assignments. You also must document that your employer has provided a suitable place to stay in a private room.
Contact your employer if you have any questions. It is the employer who is responsible for obtaining and documenting accommodation.
If you are an employer and have questions, contact your employer organization.
The UDI has further information regarding quarantine. We can not answer questions regarding quarantine by phone.
When entering Norway, you must bring with you:
The health authorities are responsible for the quarantine rules. Please read them here (external website).
The halt in the direct flights from the UK will be lifted after Saturday 2 January at 5 pm, according to the government (external website). The special rules on quarantine and testing for people coming from the UK are continued.
The main rule requiring a quarantine period of 10 days will continue to apply. Additionally, the following requirements will be in place:
The UDI does not have more information than what is written on the government's website and can not answer questions about it.
Yes, you can. All citizens can travel to Norway now if they are residents and have legal residency in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican City. When we write EU/EEA citizens on this page, these countries are included.
You must familiarize yourself with the quarantine rules before you travel (external website). There are currently strict requirements for documentation of a negative test for covid-19, and most people must stay in a quarantine hotel after they enter Norway.
No, you can not, unless you are a British citizen who was already residing in Norway or had legal residence in Norway before 31 December 2020.
The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020. The transition period expired 31 December 2020. British citizens are no longer considered to be EU/EEA citizens. This means that British citizens and other citizens residing in the United Kingdom can no longer enter Norway unless you belong to one of the exceptions for citizens living outside the EU/EEA.
British citizens residing or working in Norway
Suppose you are a British citizen residing or working 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. If you are resident in Norway with a residence permit or right of residence, you can still travel to Norway.
Yes, you can travel to Norway to visit now.
You must familiarize yourself with the quarantine rules before you travel to Norway. (external website)
UDI cannot answer any questions related to quarantine on entry.
No, you cannot come to Norway to visit. Only persons who are residents in an EU/EEA country, and that can document settlement and legal residence, can visit Norway now.
No, you cannot come to Norway on holiday or for leisure travel. If you belong to one of the exceptions, you can travel to Norway with a visitor's visa to another
Yes, if you are registered as a resident in the population register of an EU / EEA country, you will be able to travel to Norway now. However, you will be subject to the quarantine rules that apply to the country you are staying in, i.e., the country you have studied in recently.
Suppose I drive into Norway by car and want to travel by plane from a Norwegian airport. Can I do that?
No, you cannot travel to a Norwegian airport to travel to another country if you live in a red area. This applies even if you travel in a private car and have no stops on your way.
Suppose I arrive in Norway by plane and want to drive on with a car to another country. Can I do that?
No, you cannot fly to a Norwegian airport and then travel on to another country by car. This applies even if you travel in a private car and have no stops on your way.
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.
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.