When you travel to Norway, you must register in the entry registration system (external website) if you are 16 years or older. You must show confirmation of the registration if the police ask you when you cross the border.
The requirement to register applies even if you have a valid COVID-19 certificate.
If you cannot present confirmation of your registration, you may be expelled at the border.
There are different rules based on whether you have a valid COVID-19 certificate or not.
If you have a valid COVID-19 certificate, you must present the COVID-19 certificate at the border, in addition to the confirmation that you are registered.
Please note that if you travel from one of the countries in the list below, you must show a negative COVID-19 test and do a COVID-19 test on arrival (like for those who do not have a valid corona certificate), even if you have a valid COVID-19 certificate. This applies to the following countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Not all COVID-19 certificates are approved in Norway. You are responsible for checking whether your COVID-19 certificate is valid in Norway (external website). Helsenorge can answer questions about COVID-19 certificates.
If you are over 18 and do not have a valid COVID-19 certificate:
If you cannot present a certificate of a negative test, or do not do a COVID-19 test on arrival, you may be expelled from Norway.
You must follow the rules that apply to the quarantine after entry to Norway. You will find information about the quarantine rules for entering Norway at helsenorge.no (external website).
Please note that the Government has introduced measures to limit the spread of new virus variants to Norway, including requirements for quarantine and quarantine hotels for travellers from some countries. UDI cannot answer questions about quarantine and quarantine hotels.
Yes, you do. During a short period when the corona situation made it difficult to return to your home country, UDI did not expell or deport foreign citizens who stayed in Norway beyond their departure deadline in their permit or visa. From 15 September 2020, stays after the departure deadline may have resulted in rejection of entry or expulsion.
If you have applied for a renewal of your permit or a residence permit on new grounds before your permit expired, you can stay in Norway to await the response of your application.
If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA/Schengen Area, you must have a valid residence card if you are going to travel.
If you do not have a valid passport/immigrant´s passport/travel document or a valid residence card, you should not travel now. If you travel without valid travel documents, you may experience problems at the airport, when you enter another country or when you travel back to Norway.
You should not book travels now before you have all the valid travel documents and a residence card.
UDI cannot answer questions regarding border control in Norway or other countries. Neither can we give you any confirmations you can use when travelling which airlines and the border control in other countries will accept as valid documents. If you travel without a valid residence card, you need to be aware of the risks.
If you have an application for processing, UDI cannot prioritise your application because you have planned or booked a journey.
The corona situation has resulted in a longer waiting time for some cases. We update the waiting times for the different case types regularly.
Here you will find information regarding appointments and attendance at the police in Norway or at the embassy/VFS application centre abroad.
Here you will find information regarding quarantine and COVID-19 certificate from the health authorities.