New regulation on expulsion of foreigners without a residence permit


Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the police can reject foreigners (deny entry to Norway) on the border. Foreigners who have been rejected must leave Norway without undue delay.

Published: 16.03.2020 - Last changed: 08.04.2020

The first part of the Interim Act relating to entry restrictions for foreign nationals out of concern for public health (external website) imply that foreigners who are not covered by the exceptions in the law or in the regulations of the law (external website) (content in link only in Norwegian) will be expelled upon entry into Norway. The law and regulations specify several exceptions for groups that can still travel to Norway. For example, most people with residence permits can now travel to Norway, and also many EU/EEA citizens.

For more information about what rules apply to different groups who wish to travel to Norway, please see Questions and answers for EU/EAA nationals and their family members and Currently not in Norway: Questions and answers for citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA.

New visa handling instructions (external website). (link to Norwegian content)
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Norway will now normally reject applications for a Schengen visa. Visas can only be granted in extraordinary situations.

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