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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Norway
Data Last Updated: October 26, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

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:

Countries and regions that are exempt from quarantine

Norway information about travel and the coronavirus

Visit Norway Official

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

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

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Open to Tourists From:

8 Countries

Faroe Islands

Greenland

Guernsey

Isle of Man

Jersey

Malta

Norway

Slovakia

Not Allowing Tourists From:

202 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

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Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

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Laos

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Liberia

Libya

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Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

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Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Korea

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Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

31 Countries

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Estonia

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Monaco

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Special Conditions For Tourists From:

2 Countries

Denmark

Finland

More Details

Latest Update: October 27, 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.

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 listed above, no tests or quarantine is required.

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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Sources: Government of Norway | Norwegian Institute of Public Health | Visit Norway | Regjeringen | helsenorge.no


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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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