Data Last Updated: January 03, 2021
Norway has reopened its borders to travelers from EEA/Schengen countries as of 15 July.
Travelers arriving from a country/region with high infection rates, will need to quarantine for 10 days and prove evidence of their quarantine plan.
Those who came from areas in the Nordic countries and other EU/EEA/Schengen countries with sufficiently low transmission rates are exempted from quarantine. Norway is not yet allowing the entry of travellers from countries outside of the EU/EEA/Schengen area.
Authorities in Norway would regularly update their list of "high-risk countries" depending on the Covid-19 activities. Anyone coming from these areas will be asked to go on quarantine upon arrival in the country. For the latest updates, refer to the following links:
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Gatherings of up to 200 people are now permitted in public spaces. People are now permitted to host up to 20 people at private events at home. However, a social distance of 1 metre between people must be maintained.
Airlines & Transport
Since early July, the main international airports in Norway have resumed flight operations.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Isle of Man
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Latest Update: November 1, 2020
As of July 15, 2020, Norway reopened for tourism to most European countries. In addition, Norwegians will also be able to take summer vacations to places such as Ireland, the UK, Germany, and Austria without having to quarantine on when returning home to Norway.
Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel that is not strictly necessary to all countries. The travel advice is valid until 1 October. However, exceptions have been made for countries and regions in the Nordic countries and countries in the EEA / Schengen area that meet the National Institute of Public Health's criteria for the low spread of infection. Changes in both the prevalence of infection and local restrictions can change quickly and make the situation unpredictable.
The borders of Norway will remain closed to third-country citizens until at least June 2021. For now, authorities will only allow the entry of those who are traveling for essential purposes and to visit family members. Travelers from the EU/EEA/Schengen area can enter, but mandatory quarantine is required for those who came from high-risk countries.
Who Can Travel To Norway?
Here's the list of countries permitted to travel to Norway without a 14-day quarantine:
To clarify, Norway will not allow any third-party countries without a 10-day quarantine. However, they are making exceptions for the following:
- Workers with an employment contract
- Students set to begin a course in the 2020 and 2021 academic year
- People from any country who hold a work or residence permit in Norway (10-day self-quarantine required)
Is There Any Tests/Quarantine required:
For the countries above, no tests or quarantine should be done.
However effective August 15th, Norway will be requiring a 10-day quarantine for any arrivals, nationals or tourists, flying from:
In conclusion, travelers arriving from a country/region with high infection rates, will need to quarantine for 10 days and prove evidence of their quarantine plan.
September 4 update: Norway has added Italy, San Marino, Slovenia, and the Vatican to its list of "red" or high-risk countries. Starting midnight on September 4, anyone arriving in Norway from these countries must go into quarantine.
As of October 20, authorities in Norway have categorized several regions in Finland as “high-risk". These include Central Häme, Southwest Finland, Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, Central Ostrobothnia, and Southern Ostrobothnia. All travelers from these areas will have to quarantine for ten days upon arrival in Norway.
Certainly, please note that the list of countries traveling to Norway is ever changing.
Other Travel Restrictions in Norway
All travelers may also get the opportunity to undergo tests for the coronavirus (for free) upon arrival. Test centers are at several airports, border crossings, and ports.
All travelers should also follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing. In addition, the advice of at least one-meter distance applies both indoors and outdoors, but not for people in the same household.
What's Open in Norway?
Most of the following tourism-related businesses in Norway have resumed opening. Such as hotels, restaurants, spas, shops, malls, and tours.Sports event (including competition, cup, and match), but not organized training (see separate guide for infection control for sports ).
Cultural events (including concerts, exhibition openings, opera, ballet, theater and cinema), but not organized rehearsals, trainings, and rehearsals (here the recommendation for private gatherings applies) have also opened.
Other events (including seminars, courses, trade fairs, temporary markets, birthdays, confirmations, weddings, funerals, and religious gatherings), but not income-generating flea markets have also opened.
Gatherings of up to 200 people are now acceptable in public spaces. In addition, people can now host up to 20 people at private events at home. However, a social distance of 1 meter between people must be maintained.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Residents of EEA/Schengen countries that have acceptable levels of infection can travel to Norway.
People from countries outside of EU and the EEA/Schengen who have a work and residence permit in Norway can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required. This also applies to those who have close family or a partner in Norway.
Most travelers from all other countries are currently prohibited from entry, excluding those with close family in Norway and individuals who have been granted permits to work or study in Norway; in these cases, arrivals are required to self-isolate for ten days.
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