All travellers from the EU/EEA and several other countries outside the EU are now allowed to enter Norway. All children under 18 years from these areas will no longer have to quarantine.
Updated October 4, 2021
Norway opens to travellers from more countries
From Saturday, 25 September at 16:00, Norway is permitting entry for all EU/EEA citizens, including people from other countries who reside in the EEA and in the UK and Switzerland, in addition to citizens of purple-rated countries outside the EEA/Schengen Area.
I have a valid COVID certificate:
- All travellers from European and other approved (purple-rated) countries who are fully vaccinated or who have documentation confirming that they have been infected with COVID-19 during the last six months, and who have valid, digital documentation of this, do not need to quarantine or undergo testing.
I don’t have a valid COVID-19 Certificate:
Then these rules apply (if you come from a European country or a purple-rated country):
- Entry quarantine shall no longer apply to children under 18 years of age.
- Travellers from green and orange-rated areas do not need to quarantine.
- Travellers from red, dark red, purple and grey-rated countries (other third party countries), remain subject to a duty to quarantine. Adults can leave entry quarantine if they have received negative results on a PCR test taken at the earliest 72 hours after arrival. The duty to take a PCR test seven days after arrival no longer applies.
- You can quarantine for the mandatory period at a suitable location or at a quarantine hotel, if you so wish. During your quarantine, you should avoid close contact with others, with the exception of the people with whom you are travelling.
The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for both private individuals (adults) and employees.
Read more about rules for quarantine and testing upon arrival.
- It is no longer a requirement for any travellers to take a coronavirus test prior to arriving in Norway.
- You don’t have to take a test at the border if you are travelling from a green or orange-rated country/area, only from areas with a colour code that is subject to a duty to quarantine. This also applies for children, and a further test after 72 hours is also recommended for them.
Travelling from all other countries
If you live in most other countries outside the EU/EEA (including the US), and the country is not purple-rated, you are currently not permitted to enter Norway, unless one of the exemptions on this page applies to you.
Some travellers may experience a bit longer waiting times than normal on arrival at some airports and border controls in Norway, due to the need for testing and increased checks. Remember to arrive at the airport in good time before your departure. More information about flying to and from Norway is available at Avinor’s website.
Registration of arrival to Norway
Individuals entering Norway from an area with a quarantine obligation must provide all necessary information to the authorities. All persons with a registration obligation must therefore submit their own registration form here. One must also be able to provide confirmation of a suitable place to stay during the mandatory quarantine period.
The following are exempt from entry registration:
- Children under the age of 16 years
- Travellers arriving from an area without a quarantine obligation
- Travellers arriving from an area with a quarantine obligation, who are fully vaccinated, or have been infected with covid-19 in the last six months and can document this by presenting:
- A Norwegian, Swedish or Danish COVID certificate with a QR code
- An EU digital COVID certificate
- An NHS Covid Pass from England or Wales with a QR Code, or a COVID certificate from Northern Ireland or Scotland with a QR Code
Map with colour codes and information about testing and quarantine rules.Changes to colour ratings are usually announced on Fridays and new regulations take effect at midnight on the following Monday.