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titleSource: European Union/Re-open EU

23.07.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


At present, there are restrictions on whom can travel to Norway without belonging an exempted category. The following categories can enter the country:

  • Norwegian citizens;
  • Residents in Norway;
  • Foreigners who are residents of a country or area classified as "green" from the epidemiological point of view; 
  • Foreign citizens holding an EU Digital COVID certificate (EUDCC) that is valid in Norway and that shows that you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the preceding six months.

For a full overview of who can travel to Norway, see UDI.no


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Norway is accepting "EU Digital COVID certificates" (EUDCC) from 24 June 2021.

Holders of EUDCC containing certificates of full vaccination or recovery will be allowed to enter Norway, without being subject to further restrictions (testing before entry, testing upon arrival, quarantine, and travel registration).

The criteria for valid certificates are:

  • Certificate of full vaccination, which is valid if one of the following conditions applies: 
    • 7 days have elapsed from dose 2 of 2;
    • 21 days have elapsed after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one dose is scheduled (1 of 1).
    • Vaccination with a single dose (1 of 1) of any vaccine for people who have recovered from COVID-19 (certificate issued based on a positive result to a COVID-19 test showing an interval of at least 21 days before or after the date of vaccination) if either 7 days have elapsed after vaccination or 10 days have elapsed after test.
    • The following EMA approved vaccines are accepted: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

  • Certificate of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


Travellers without EUDCC containing certificates of full vaccination or recovery from areas classified as "green" in the EU/EEA, are allowed to enter Norway. They are required to:

Travellers without EUDCC containing certificates of full vaccination or recovery from areas classified as "red" and "orange" in the EU/EEA or Switzerland are allowed to travel to Norway and are required to:

Travellers without EUDCC containing certificates of full vaccination or recovery from areas classified as "dark red" in the EU/EEA or Switzerland are allowed to travel to Norway and are required to:

  • The same four steps as for "red" or "orange" countries.
  • The first three days of quarantine must be spent at a quarantine hotel, then you can complete the rest of the quarantine in another suitable accommodation.


More information on the requirement for entering the country

Registration form: After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.

Negative test prior to arrival: Accepted COVID-19 tests are PCR and rapid antigen tests, that must be taken within 24 prior to arrival. For people arriving by plane, 24 hours apply before the scheduled departure time of the first flight.

The documentation of a negative COVID-19 test must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway.

Test upon arrival: You are required to take a Covid-19 test at the border upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and you have to wait for the test result before proceeding. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test within 24 hours from arrival.

The 10-day quarantine must be completed at home or in a quarantine hotel. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second PCR test no less than 7 days after arrival.

Travellers who can document on the EUDCC that hat they have received one vaccine dose are exempt from the quarantine hotels requirements in a period between 3 to 15 weeks since the vaccination, and they can shorten the quarantine period by taking a PCR test after 3 days from the arrival.

Furthermore, travellers are required to wear a face mask when using public transport.

For further information, see helsenorge.no.

Children under 18 years old coming from "red" and "orange" countries, who are not holding an EUDCC, must undergo a mandatory quarantine. The quarantine can end if they show the negative result of a PCR test taken no earlier than 3 days after arrival. Children under 12 years old are exempt from providing a negative test result prior to entry.

Find out more:

Countries categorization

Entry rules
Travel advice - helsenorge.no
International Travel rules
https://www.fhi.no/en/

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



At present, there are restrictions on whom can travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exempted categories. The following categories can enter the country:

  • Norwegian citizens;
  • Residents in Norway;
  • Foreigners who are residents of a country or area classified as "green" from the epidemiological point of view; 
  • Foreigners who are residents of a country or area classified as “purple”, who are going to visit close family members or partners living in Norway;
  • Foreign citizens holding an EUDCC that is valid in Norway and that shows that you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the preceding six months.

A full overview of who can travel to Norway is available on UDI.no.

If you are allowed to enter Norway, you must respect the following rules: 

Registration form: The registration form cannot be completed any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival. You will receive a receipt which you must present to the police at the border control.

Negative test prior to arrival: Accepted COVID-19 tests are PCR and rapid antigen tests, that must be taken within 24 prior to arrival. For people arriving by plane, 24 hours apply before the scheduled departure time of the first flight.

The documentation of a negative COVID-19 test must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway.

Test upon arrival: You are required to take a Covid-19 test at the border upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and everyone have to wait for the test result before proceeding. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test within 24 hours from arrival.

The 10-day quarantine must be completed at home or in a quarantine hotel. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second PCR test no less than 7 days after arrival.

Furthermore, travellers are required to wear a facemask when using public transport.

For further information about the exceptions, including those applying to holders of EUDCC containing certificates of full vaccination or recovery, see helsenorge.no.

Children under 18 years old coming from outside an EU Member State, who are not holding an EUDCC, must undergo a mandatory quarantine. The quarantine can end if they show the negative result of a PCR test taken no earlier than 3 days after arrival. Children under 12 years old are exempt from providing a negative test result prior to entry.

Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:

Countries categorization

Entry rules (fhi.no)
Travel advice (helsenorge.no)

May I transit this country?


Yes


Transit is possible for all citizens.

For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine

General measures


Overview of rules and recommendations


Use of facemasks


Wearing a face mask is recommended or mandatory in some situations. You can consult the website of your local municipality or the municipality you are visiting for information on potential local requirements on the use of face masks.

In areas characterized by higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply and the use of face masks might be mandatory. 

When travelling by plane, airline companies require all passengers to wear masks.

It is also mandatory to wear a mask on public transport from the place of arrival to the place where you will stay in quarantine, and in case you leave Norway prior to completing your quarantine period and travel by public transport to your place of departure.


Find out more:

Further instructions on face masks


Physical Distancing


Physical distance of at least 1 metre is required (more if and where possible).


Find out more:
Life in the time of COVID-19
Social distancing to prevent transmission


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Gathering at a private venue: maximum 20 guests in addition to those who are part of your own household (protected people are not included). Some exceptions apply if guests belong to the same cohort at school (primary school level) or kindergarten.

Events and gatherings at a public venue:

Indoors:

  • No more than 100 participants at a private event at a public (rented or borrowed) venue;
  • No more than 400 participants in cohorts of up to 200 people, at a public indoor event without fixed seats, if they don’t have the COVID-19 certificate. In case of COVID-19 certificate: 50 % capacity, but maximum 1500 people, split in cohorts of up to 500 people;
  • No more than 1000 participants in cohorts of up to 500 people, at a public indoor event with fixed seats, if they don’t have the COVID-19 certificate. In case of COVID-19 certificate: 50 % capacity, but maximum 3000 people, split in cohorts of up to 500 people.

Outdoors:

  • No more than 100 participants at a private event at a public outdoor venue;
  • No more than 800 participants in cohorts of up to 200 people, at a public outdoor event without fixed, seats if they don’t have the COVID-19 certificate. In case of COVID-19 certificate: 50 % capacity, but maximum 3000 people, split in cohorts of up to 500 people;
  • No more than 2000 participants in cohorts of up to 500 people, at a public outdoor event with fixed seats, if they don’t have the COVID-19 certificate. In case of COVID-19 certificate: 50 % capacity, but maximum 7000 people, split in cohorts of up to 500 people.

There are also requirements related to distance (a minimum of one metre between the participants), on appointing a responsible organiser and on registering all guests.


Find out more:
Gatherings and celebrations

Information on Tourism at National level


Useful Info for tourists


Coronavirus in Norway
Coronavirus disease - advise and information

EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)


Information about the use of the "EU Digital COVID Certificates" in Norway

______


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 

Further information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/NOR/7011

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21.06.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Information not yet available.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including citizens from the EU/EEA and Nordic citizens. This includes:

  • Tourists
  • Family members not listed under the Exceptions: close family members section
  • boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancé;
  • EU/EEA citizens (including Nordic citizens) who are going to work or study in Norway, and who do not belong to any of the exceptions listed below
  • persons who have been granted a residence permit to work or study in Norway and who are not already resident here
  • business travelers
  • foreigners who have been granted a Schengen visa, but who do not belong to any of the exceptions below
  • persons who have leisure property in Norway, but are not resident here

List of exceptions (UDI.no)

The testing, travel registration, quarantine, and quarantine hotel requirements will remain in force for travellers who are exempt from the entry restrictions.

All other travellers (including those who are resident in Norway) allowed to enter Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high-risk areas must complete a 10-day quarantine in a designated hotel. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway from red countries/regions

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second PCR test no less than 7 days after arrival.

Travellers who can document on Helsenorge.no that they are protected against COVID-19 (fully vaccinated, 3-15 weeks after first vaccine dose or who had COVID-19 in the last 6 months) are exempt from the quarantine hotels requirements and they can shorten the quarantine period by taking a PCR test after 3 days. Also children travelling together with their parents who are protected against COVID-19 will not be required to stay at a quarantine hotel.

Additionally, foreign travellers from high-risk areas are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to arrival. Approved test methods are PCR and rapid antigen test.
For people arriving by plane, 24 hours apply before the scheduled departure time of the first flight.

The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway.

This requirement does not apply to people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes.

Test upon arrival: Anyone who has stayed in an area with a quarantine duty during the last 10 days before arrival has also a duty to be tested at the border crossing point upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and everyone have to wait for the test result before proceeding. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.


Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:
Entry rules
Travel advice - helsenorge.no
International Travel rules
https://www.fhi.no/en/

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including the following categories:

  • Tourists
  • Family members not listed under the Exceptions: close family members section
  • boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancé;
  • EU/EEA citizens (including Nordic citizens) who are going to work or study in Norway, and who do not belong to any of the exceptions listed below
  • persons who have been granted a residence permit to work or study in Norway and who are not already resident here
  • business travellers
  • foreigners who have been granted a Schengen visa, but who do not belong to any of the exceptions below
  • persons who have leisure property in Norway, but are not resident here

Complete list of exceptions (UDI.no)

If you are allowed to enter Norway, you must keep the following in mind:


From 9 May 2021, travellers who have stayed in countries outside the EU / Schengen area, including those who are resident in Norway, must go to a quarantine hotel upon arrival in Norway. Travellers can be released from quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 with PCR (not rapid antigen test) no earlier than 7 days after arrival.

Travellers who can document on Helsenorge.no that they are protected against COVID-19 (fully vaccinated, 3-15 weeks after first vaccine dose or who had COVID-19 in the last 6 months) are exempt from the quarantine hotels requirements and they can shorten the quarantine period by taking a PCR test after 3 days. Also children travelling alone or together with their parents who are protected against COVID-19 will not be required to stay at a quarantine hotel.

Travellers coming from high-risk areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes.

Test upon arrival: Anyone who has stayed in an area with a quarantine duty during the last 10 days before arrival has also a duty to be tested at the border crossing point upon arrival in Norway. The test must be a rapid antigen test and everyone have to wait for the test result before proceeding. If travellers from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is testing positive on a rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test immediately.


Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:
Entry rules (fhi.no)
Travel advice (helsenorge.no)


May I transit this country?

Yes


Transit is possible for all citizens.

For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine


General measures



Overview of rules and recommendations


Use of facemasks



Wearing a face mask is recommended or mandatory in some situations. Refer to the website of your local municipality or the municipality you are visiting for information on potential local requirements on the use of face masks.

In areas characterized by higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply and the use of face masks is mandatory on public transport to/from and within the region as well as inside public places such as shops and malls where it is not possible to keep a distance of one metre from other people. The use of face masks is mandatory also in establishments serving food or alcohol such as restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs etc. This applies to both employees and guests, in all situations except when seated at a table.

When travelling by plane, airline companies require all passengers to wear masks.

It is also mandatory to wear a mask on public transport from the place of arrival to the place where you will stay in quarantine, and in case you leave Norway prior to completing your quarantine period and travel by public transport to your place of departure.


Find out more:

Further instructions on face masks


Physical Distancing



The number of people met in person must be limited. In addition to those who are part of your own household, a maximum of 10 guests is allowed.

Physical distance of at least 1 metre is required (more if and where possible).


Find out more:
Life in the time of COVID-19
Social distancing to prevent transmission


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



Gathering at a private venue: maximum 10 guests in addition to those who are part of your own household. Some exceptions apply for members of the same household or if guests belong to the same cohort at school (primary school level) or kindergarten.

Events and gatherings at a public venue:

Indoors:

  • No more than 20 participants at a private event at a public (rented or borrowed) venue;
  • No more than 50 participants at a public indoor event without fixed seats;
  • No more than 200 participants at a public indoor event with fixed seats.

Outdoors:

  • No more than 30 participants at a private event at a public outdoor venue;
  • No more than 200 participants at a public outdoor event without fixed seats;
  • No more than 3x200 participants at a public outdoor event with fixed seats.

There are also requirements related to distance (a minimum of one metre between the participants), on appointing a responsible organiser and on registering all guests.


Find out more:
Gatherings and celebrations


Safety measures for public transportation



It is strongly recommended to limit the use of public transport.

In order to limit the spread of the virus, the capacity on all vehicles used for public transportation is limited, with a reduction in the number of passengers on board. All passengers should respect a physical distance of at least 1 metre and only one in two seats may be used, or only contiguous seatings occupied by people who belong to the same bubble. Contactless payment methods for purchasing tickets are recommended. If crowded, consider postponing your trip and do not travel if you are ill. It is also recommended to follow hygiene and precautionary protocols as well as avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces.

As far as taxis are concerned, passengers should sit in the back and the use of face masks is recommended if there is more than one passenger in the back seat and the passengers are not part of the same household.

To know more: 

Recommendations for public transport


Information on Tourism at National level



Useful Info for tourists



Coronavirus in Norway
Coronavirus disease - advise and information


EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is in the technical testing phase to connect to the EU Digital COVID certificate Gateway



The "EU Digital COVID Certificate" (available from 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19.

When travelling, holders of the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate"

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet


                                                                                                        

07.05.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

No


At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including citizens from the EU/EEA and Nordic citizens. This includes:

  • Tourists
  • Family members not listed under the Exceptions: close family members section
  • boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancé;
  • EU/EEA citizens (including Nordic citizens) who are going to work or study in Norway, and who do not belong to any of the exceptions listed below
  • persons who have been granted a residence permit to work or study in Norway and who are not already resident here
  • business travelers
  • foreigners who have been granted a Schengen visa, but who do not belong to any of the exceptions below
  • persons who have leisure property in Norway, but are not resident here

List of exceptions (UDI.no)

The testing, travel registration, quarantine, and quarantine hotel requirements will remain in force for travellers who are exempt from the entry restrictions.

Vaccination does not currently affect quarantine requirements or test recommendations.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers (including those who are resident in Norway) allowed to enter Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high-risk areas must complete a 10-day quarantine in a designated hotel. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during the quarantine period, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second PCR test no less than 7 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway from red countries/regions


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers from high-risk areas are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Approved test methods are PCR or rapid antigen test.
The test must be taken within 24 hours prior to arrival. For people arriving by plane, 24 hours apply before the scheduled departure time of the first flight.

The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway.

This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes.

The requirement does not apply to people who can document with an approved laboratory method that they have undergone COVID-19 during the last six months.

Test upon arrival: Anyone who has stayed in an area with a quarantine duty during the last 10 days before arrival has a duty to be tested at the border crossing point upon arrival in Norway. The test must be either PCR or rapid antigen test. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.


Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:
Travel advice - helsenorge.no
International Travel rules
Entry rules
https://www.fhi.no/en/


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including citizens from the EU/EEA and Nordic citizens. This includes:

  • Tourists
  • Family members not listed under the Exceptions: close family members section
  • boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancé;
  • EU/EEA citizens (including Nordic citizens) who are going to work or study in Norway, and who do not belong to any of the exceptions listed below
  • persons who have been granted a residence permit to work or study in Norway and who are not already resident here
  • business travelers
  • foreigners who have been granted a Schengen visa, but who do not belong to any of the exceptions below
  • persons who have leisure property in Norway, but are not resident here

Some of the exceptions:

  • foreigners residing in Norway
  • foreigners who have been granted a family immigration permit
  • foreigners who will visit or live with close family members in Norway
  • spouse or registered partner
  • foreigners who are going to have scheduled contact with their children
  • journalists and other personnel on behalf of a foreign media institution
  • foreigners who are going to stopover at an airport in Norway (both in international airport transit and within Schengen)

Complete list of exceptions (UDI.no)

The testing, travel registration, quarantine, and quarantine hotel requirements will remain in force for travellers who are exempt from the entry restrictions.

Vaccination does not currently affect quarantine requirements or test recommendations.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers allowed to enter Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high-risk areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway, as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during the quarantine period, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

Map with risk classification


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers coming from high-risk areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes.

If you have visited an area that triggers quarantine duty during the last 10 days, you are required to take a test for the coronavirus upon arrival to Norway.

The test must be taken at the airport or when crossing the border.

Travellers from Great Britain, South Africa or Brazil are subject to specific rules for testing.


Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:
Travel advice - helsenorge.no
Entry rules
https://www.fhi.no/en/


May I transit this country?


Yes


Transit is possible for citizens of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries.
For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine


General measures



Overview of rules and recommendations


Use of facemasks



Wearing a face mask is recommended or mandatory in some situations. Refer to the website of your local municipality or the municipality you are visiting for information on potential local requirements on the use of face masks.

In areas characterized by higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply and the use of face masks is mandatory on public transport to/from and within the region as well as inside public places such as shops and malls where it is not possible to keep a distance of one metre from other people. The use of face masks is mandatory also in establishments serving food or alcohol such as restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs etc. This applies to both employees and guests, in all situations except when seated at a table.

When travelling by plane, airline companies require all passengers to wear masks.

It is also mandatory to wear a mask on public transport from the place of arrival to the place where you will stay in quarantine, and in case you leave Norway prior to completing your quarantine period and travel by public transport to your place of departure.


Find out more:

Further instructions on face masks


Physical Distancing



The number of people met in person must be limited. In addition to those who are part of your own household, a maximum of 5 guests is allowed.

Physical distance of at least 1 metre is required (more if and where possible).

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/NOR/7001

                                                                                                 

31.03.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


NO


At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including citizens from the EU/EEA and Nordic citizens. This includes:

  • Tourists
  • Family members not listed under the Exceptions: close family members section
  • boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancé;
  • EU/EEA citizens (including Nordic citizens) who are going to work or study in Norway, and who do not belong to any of the exceptions listed below
  • persons who have been granted a residence permit to work or study in Norway and who are not already resident here
  • business travelers
  • foreigners who have been granted a Schengen visa, but who do not belong to any of the exceptions below
  • persons who have leisure property in Norway, but are not resident here

List of exceptions (UDI.no)

The testing, travel registration, quarantine, and quarantine hotel requirements will remain in force for travellers who are exempt from the entry restrictions.

Vaccination does not currently affect quarantine requirements or test recommendations.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers (including those who are resident in Norway) allowed to enter Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high-risk areas must complete a 10-day quarantine in a designated hotel. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during the quarantine period, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second PCR test no less than 7 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway from red countries/regions


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers from high-risk areas are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Approved test methods are PCR or rapid antigen test.
The test must be taken within 24 hours prior to arrival. For people arriving by plane, 24 hours apply before the scheduled departure time of the first flight.

The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway.

This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes.

The requirement does not apply to people who can document with an approved laboratory method that they have undergone COVID-19 during the last six months.

Test upon arrival: Anyone who has stayed in an area with a quarantine duty during the last 10 days before arrival has a duty to be tested at the border crossing point upon arrival in Norway. The test must be either PCR or rapid antigen test. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, the person must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.


Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:
Travel advice - helsenorge.no
International Travel rules
Entry rules
https://www.fhi.no/en/

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




At present, most people cannot travel to Norway without belonging to one of the exceptions. This applies to citizens of all countries, including citizens from the EU/EEA and Nordic citizens. This includes:

  • Tourists
  • Family members not listed under the Exceptions: close family members section
  • boyfriend/girlfriend or fiancé;
  • EU/EEA citizens (including Nordic citizens) who are going to work or study in Norway, and who do not belong to any of the exceptions listed below
  • persons who have been granted a residence permit to work or study in Norway and who are not already resident here
  • business travelers
  • foreigners who have been granted a Schengen visa, but who do not belong to any of the exceptions below
  • persons who have leisure property in Norway, but are not resident here

Some of the exceptions:

  • foreigners residing in Norway
  • foreigners who have been granted a family immigration permit
  • foreigners who will visit or live with close family members in Norway
  • spouse or registered partner
  • foreigners who are going to have scheduled contact with their children
  • journalists and other personnel on behalf of a foreign media institution
  • foreigners who are going to stopover at an airport in Norway (both in international airport transit and within Schengen)

Complete list of exceptions (UDI.no)

The testing, travel registration, quarantine, and quarantine hotel requirements will remain in force for travellers who are exempt from the entry restrictions.

Vaccination does not currently affect quarantine requirements or test recommendations.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers allowed to enter Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high-risk areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway, as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during the quarantine period, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

Map with risk classification


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers coming from high-risk areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes.

If you have visited an area that triggers quarantine duty during the last 10 days, you are required to take a test for the coronavirus upon arrival to Norway.

The test must be taken at the airport or when crossing the border.

Travellers from Great Britain, South Africa or Brazil are subject to specific rules for testing.


Additional Travel Documentation

Everyone travelling to Norway must complete the registration form prior to crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.


Find out more:
Travel advice - helsenorge.no
Entry rules
https://www.fhi.no/en/


May I transit this country?


YES


Transit is possible for citizens of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries.
For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine


May I enter this country by road transport?


PARTIALLY

Most people cannot travel to Norway now without belonging to one of the exceptions.
Driving abroad


May I enter this country by train?


PARTIALLY

Most people cannot travel to Norway now without belonging to one of the exceptions.
Rail passenger rights


May I enter this country by sea transport?


PARTIALLY

Most people cannot travel to Norway now without belonging to one of the exceptions.
Ship passenger rights


General measures



Overview of rules and recommendations

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Wearing a face mask is recommended or mandatory in some situations. Refer to the website of your local municipality or the municipality you are visiting for information on potential local requirements on the use of face masks.

In areas characterized by higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply and the use of face masks is mandatory on public transport to/from and within the region as well as inside public places such as shops and malls where it is not possible to keep a distance of one metre from other people. The use of face masks is mandatory also in establishments serving food or alcohol such as restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs etc. This applies to both employees and guests, in all situations except when seated at a table.

When travelling by plane, airline companies require all passengers to wear masks.

It is also mandatory to wear a mask on public transport from the place of arrival to the place where you will stay in quarantine, and in case you leave Norway prior to completing your quarantine period and travel by public transport to your place of departure.


Find out more:

Further instructions on face masks


Physical Distancing



The number of people met in person must be limited. In addition to those who are part of your own household, a maximum of 5 guests is allowed.

Physical distance of at least 1 metre is required (more if and where possible).


To know more:
Life in the time of COVID-19
Social distancing to prevent transmission


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/NOR/7001

                                                                                                        

28.01.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially


Norway adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Norway are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions only from countries or regions that are not defined as high-risk areas. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health provides a map of affected areas, which is updated regularly.


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers coming from high-risk areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes. Some exceptions may occur as well.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers entering Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high-risk areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway, as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during the quarantine period, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

Map with risk classification
If you arrive from a "low-risk" (green or yellow) area, you are exempt from quarantine.
If you arrive from a "high-risk" (red or striped) area, a 10-day quarantine is mandatory.
Striped areas are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about the infection rates.


Find out more:
https://www.fhi.no/en/


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

Norway has announced additional restrictions on travel to/from the UK until 27 December with the possibility of a further extension into 2021. For more information, see the information from the Norwegian government, as well as from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. In addition to existing restrictions, until 10 January travellers from the UK will be required to:

  • Take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and a second test no earlier than 7 days after arrival
  • Register on arrival
  • Notify your local municipality where you are staying

All those who have travelled to Norway in the last 14 days are asked to immediately take another PCR test and to inform the municipality where they are staying.

See also:
Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

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All travellers entering Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high transmission areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required. 

Map with risk classification
If you arrive from a "low-risk" (green or yellow) area, you are exempt from quarantine.
If you arrive from a "high-risk" (red or striped) area, a 10-days quarantine is mandatory.
Striped areas are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about the infection rates.

Furthermore, people coming from high-risk or striped areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes. Some exceptions may occur as well. 

 Find out more:

https://www.fhi.no/en/


May I transit this country?


Yes


Transit is possible for citizens of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries.
For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine


General measures


What measures apply in your local area?


Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



The use of masks is not required in public. However, when travelling by plane, airline companies require all passengers to wear masks. More in depth, the use of face masks is recommended when travelling by public transport to, from and within Oslo as well as for public transport in the Indre Østfold Region (Indre Østfold, Marker, Rakkestad, Skiptvedt municipalities) when there are many people on board and it is impossible to keep a 1 metre distance from others. In certain situations, stricter rules could be in place and wearing of facemasks can become compulsory. 

In areas characterized by a higher epidemiological risk, further restrictions may apply and the use of face masks is mandatory on public transport to/from and within the region as well as inside public places such as shops and malls where it is not possible to keep a distance of one metre from other people. The use of face masks becomes mandatory ualso in establishments serving food or alcohol such as restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs etc. This applies to both employees and guests in all situations except when seated at a table.

Find out more: 

Futher instructions on face masks


Physical Distancing



On 05.11.2020, the Government recommended to everyone to stay at home and limit social contact with other people as much as possible.

Physical distance of at least 1 metre is required (and more if and where possible).

To know more: 

Life in the time of COVID-19

Social distancing to prevent transmission


                                                                                                        

20.12.2020

Additional restrictions on travel to/from the UK are in place for 48 hours from 21 December. These restrictions may be extended. For more information, see the information from the Norwegian government.

May I transit this country?


Yes

Transit is possible for citizens of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries.
For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions only from countries or regions that are not defined as high transmission areas. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health provides a map of affected areas, which is updated regularly.

All travellers entering Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high transmission areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required.

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



All travellers entering Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high transmission areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required. 

Map with risk classification
If you arrive from a "low-risk" (green or yellow) area, you are exempt from quarantine.
If you arrive from a "high-risk" (red or striped) area, a 10-days quarantine is mandatory.
Striped areas are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about the infection rates.

Furthermore, people coming from high-risk or striped areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes. Some exceptions may occur as well. 

 Find out more:

https://www.fhi.no/en/



07.12.2020

Entry Restrictions

Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, unless a country or region is defined as high transmission area. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health provides a map of affected areas, which is updated regularly.

All travellers entering Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high transmission areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required. 

Rules and Exceptions

Map with risk classification
If you arrive from a "low-risk" (green or yellow) area, you are exempt from quarantine.
If you arrive from a "high-risk" (red or striped) area, a 10-days quarantine is mandatory.
Striped areas are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about the infection rates.

Furthermore, people coming from high-risk or striped areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 72 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes. Some exceptions may occur as well. 

Transit

Transit is possible for citizens of EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries.
For updated information on countries and measures you can visit the page on the infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine

Third country nationals

All travellers entering Norway from countries or regions that are defined as high transmission areas will have to quarantine for 10 days in a designated hotel. The requirement to stay in a designated hotel does not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway as well as a suitable place to stay during the quarantine period. When you arrive in Norway from a high-risk country, you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport. If you need to use public transport, wearing a face mask throughout the journey is strongly required. 

Map with risk classification
If you arrive from a "low-risk" (green or yellow) area, you are exempt from quarantine.
If you arrive from a "high-risk" (red or striped) area, a 10-days quarantine is mandatory.
Striped areas are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about the infection rates.

Furthermore, people coming from high-risk or striped areas must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German. Foreign nationals who cannot document a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival can be refused entry to Norway. This requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border from Sweden and Finland for work purposes. Some exceptions may occur as well. 

Mandatory Travel Documentation

No additional documentation is required.

Find out more:

https://www.fhi.no/en/

                                                                                                        

18.08.2020

Travelling to Norway
Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission.


The updated map showing areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway is available on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health website.

Travelling from Norway or returning to Norway
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel abroad that is not strictly necessary.

Rules and Exceptions
The requirements for quarantine do not apply to travellers who are resident in countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen area with fewer than 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the last two weeks, and fewer than 5 per cent positive tests on average per week over the last two weeks. In addition there is a comprehensive assessment of the countries, based on trends in infection rate and other relevant information. Assessments are made on a regional level when it is possible.

Map with risk classification
In "green areas" transmission is considered to be lower and quarantine is not required upon arrival in Norway (currently, no countries are marked as green).
If you arrive from a "yellow" area, you are exempt from quarantine.
If you arrive from a "red" area, quarantine is mandatory.
If you arrive from a "grey/red" area, quarantine is mandatory. Striped areas are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about the infection burden.

Find out more:
https://www.fhi.no/en/

Documents you need to travel in Europe

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/NOR

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titleSource: WCO/Norwegian Customs

30.03.2020

The English version of the Norwegian Customs website ( https://www.toll.no/en/) includes a section with frequently asked
questions (FAQ) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

FAQ regarding COVID-19


The information on the website will be updated continuously.


For questions relating to travel and other measures taken against the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's homepage at www.fhi.no.

If you have any questions about customs clearance, please call our information centre on (+47) 22 86 03 12.

Info

Quarantine for 14 days for everyone coming from outside the Nordic countries. (12.03.2020)

In addition, the Norwegian Institute of Health encourages everyone to avoid journeys that are not strictly necessary (both domestic and international).

Start date: 12.03.2020

End date: 26.03.2020

Further information: https://www.fhi.no/en/news/2020/norwegian-directorate-of-health-implemen...




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titleSource: European Commission

Information about travel restrictions and impact on transport

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Further information:  

https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/norway_...

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/coronavirus-response_en





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titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union

04.01.2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: New testing and registration rules in Norway

New measures have been introduced in Norway relating to the registration of persons entering the country. Mandatory testing has also been introduced.

1)    Registration for people entering the country:

- Every person, including professional drivers, entering Norway should register. More information can be found here.
- The registration form in several languages can be found here.
- It should be noted that persons sleeping in the vehicle must also register. It is sufficient to give the postal code of the place where the vehicle is stationed. The postal codes can be found here.

2)    Obligatory testing of travellers:

 - All people entering Norway should be tested. There are some exceptions from mandatory testing. Children under the age of 12 do not need to be tested. Personnel with critical social functions, border commuters, long distance drivers and diplomats are others that are exempted.
- There are about 110 approved border stations to Norway. They are all open, but several have reduced their operating hours, and several are without police control. Border stations might be closed in order to channel travellers to border stations with both police and health care personnel or border stations with police control. – I will decide which border stations to close and which groups can be exempted so that they can still use closed border stations, says Mæland.
- Through the media the governments have said that freight transport will go as normal over the border stations.
- Read more: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/mandatory-testing-for-travellers-to-norway/id2826415/ 

3)     Updated quarantine rules:

- Read more https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/new-quarantine-rules-will-contribute-to-more-travellers-being-tested/id2826283/

Source: NLF

                                                                                                        

19.06.2020

As from 19 June, mandatory quarantine in Norway has been reduced from 14 to 10 days. This reduction applies to people travelling for work reasons and tourists that come from the following countries: Finland (including Åland), Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and Svalbard. Due to the situation in Sweden, travellers from Sweden (except from Gotland) still have to quarantine for 10 days.
For work-related travel from countries outside the Nordic countries, 10 days of quarantine upon entry applies. People whose work is strictly necessary to maintain the proper operation of critical social functions, or to meet the basic needs of the population (including freight and passenger transport drivers) are exempt from the provision.
Members should be aware that drivers are exempted from quarantine in case they are travelling between their place of residence and their place of work, and during the time they are employed. During their spare time, quarantine is compulsory.

More information can be found here.

Source: NLF

                                                                                                        

19.05.2020

As from 14 May, the relaxations of driving and rest time rules have ceased to apply in Norway. The government decided not to prolong them, therefore drivers operating in Norway should comply with the original provisions.

Source: NLF

                                                                                                        

04.05.2020

In an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Norwegian border control measures will be extended for 90 days, after 15 May.

The current measures in place involve the posting of police and military employees at border stations in order to control persons crossing the borders.

It is important for truck drivers to have their passport and driving license readily available when crossing the border.

Source: NLF

                                                                                                 

16.04.2020

On 15 April, rules on driving and rest times were relaxed in Norway. Relaxations will apply only for freight transport operations until 24:00 of 13 May and are as follows:

·       The daily driving time is extended from 9 hours to 11 hours.

·       Maximum weekly driving time raised from 56 hours to 58 hours.

·       Maximum fortnightly driving limit raised from 90 hours to 96 hours.

·       Reduction of the daily rest from 11 hours to 9 hours.

·       A weekly rest of a minimum of 24 hours must be followed by a weekly rest of 45 hours, meaning a reduced weekly rest is allowed every other week. The reduced weekly rest does not have to be compensated.

Source: NLF

                                                                                                 

26.03.2020

On border crossings between Norway and neighbouring countries, controls and prioritisation of goods are the following:

  • Goods transport to and from Norway is not restricted in any way.
  • There are no extra queues reported at Norwegian border crossings.
  • In addition to the standard customs procedures, the border control has been reinforced by representatives from the police and the army. Their main task is to check the identity of drivers (passport, driving licences, etc.).
  • Prioritisation of goods: Companies who had previous arrangements with the Customs Directorate had some advantages related to customs procedures, but these advantages do not apply currently. There is an express customs procedure in place, but only at one border station. In general, there have been no new changes of priorities when it comes to border crossing.
  • Normally border crossings for trucks on the Norwegian-Swedish and Norwegian-Finnish border are quick and efficient compared to most other countries. There has been no substantial change to this pattern since the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
  • The exception is the Norwegian-Russian border which is currently closed.
  • Norwegian quarantine provisions: These have not changed - everyone who enters the country must be in quarantine for 2 weeks, except for truck drivers who come by car and for truck drivers who come to work. Truck drivers can work, but must follow the quarantine rules when he/she is not working (in addition to all other measures to prevent infection).

Source: NLA