15.03.2021: Added link to government decisions about quarantine hotels
14.03.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
11.03.2021: Added new recommendations from the Government
08.03.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
23.02.2021: Added a requirement that persons in entry quarantine who do not stay in quarantine hotels must be tested with a PCR test seven days after arrival day.
21.02.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
14.02.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
31.01.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
28.01.2021: Added information on stricter rules on foreign nationals who seek entry to Norway from January 29.
25.01.2021: Updated "Rules and requirements when entering Norway"
24.01.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
18.01.2021: Added text about mandatory testing from 18 January
17.01.2021: At 23:59: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.
15.01.2021: UK marked as red striped area in the map (UK should have been red striped when the map was updated 11.01.21).
11.01.2021: Clarified point under testing requirements:
Test upon arrival: From 2 January, there is an obligation to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Norway. The obligation applies to everyone who has stayed in an area with quarantine duty during the last 14 days before arrival in Norway. This also applies to Norwegian citizens. The test should be taken as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours after arrival in Norway.
10.01.2021: at 23:59: Added the link to the information hotline for assistance with registration form, updated map and table with new quarantine decisions,. Added the sentence "From the new year, the UK is no longer a member of the EU, and as a result will no longer be included in this assessment and will be required to have quarantine duty as for other countries outside EU/EEA/Schengen (known as third countries)."
05.01.2021: Restructured the first two paragraphs about test obligation and entry quarantine. No changes to advice.
02.01.2021: Text about flight ban on direct flights from UK to Norway is changed. The ban will be lifted from January 2nd at 5 p.m. Added text and links about Mandatory testing for travellers to Norway from January 2nd.
31.12.2020: The Government is introducing mandatory testing for COVID-19 for travellers to Norway from 2 January 2021. Read more about this here: Mandatory testing for travellers to Norway (government.no). Fhi.no will be updated when the measure is introduced. Added explanatory section on changes in the entry quarantine from 29.12.2020 at 8 a.m. People who come to Norway can be quarantined after day seven at the earliest if they test negative for COVID-19 twice after arrival.
28.12.2020: Added "The Government is introducing new quarantine rules that will contribute to more travellers being tested, and strengthen compliance with the quarantine rules. This applies from 29 December at 08.00."
22.12.2020: Added text about UK flights
20.12.2020: At 23:59: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
17.12.2020: Added link to Tallgrunnlag for innreisekarantene for uke 49 og 50.
14.12.2020: Adjusted sentence: The test must be taken during the last 72 hours before arrival in Norway. Added link to news article about changes in rules for quarantine hotels.
11.12.2020: At 23:59: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
07.12.2020: Moved content about infection control advice for travel to separate article: Infection control advice for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
04.12.2020: At 23:59: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
27.11.2020: At 23:59: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
23.11.2020: Added sentence about quarantine hotels
20.11.2020: At 23:59: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
16.11.2020: Informed of error in position of map for two Finnish regions - problem being rectified. Itä-Savo and Etelä-Savo have swapped places on our map. In reality, Itä-Savo is on the eastern side of Etelä-Savo. The error was corrected at 1 PM.
13.11.2020, 23:59: Change under "criteria for assessment of transmission" to "From 10th November, the threshold values will be changed. There are now exemptions from entry quarantine for travellers from EEA countries and Switzerland where there are fewer than 25 confirmed cases per 100 000 inhabitants during the last two weeks (evaluated on a national level), and fewer than 4 per cent positive tests on average per week over the last two weeks." Added paragraph about domestic travel.
10.11.2020: Added link to information letters at Directorate of Health
06.11.2020: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
30.10.2020: At 23:59: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions
24.10.2020: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
17.10.2020: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions.
15.10.2020: Added link to news story about change in entry quarantine that apply from 17th October 2020.
08.10.2020: Added link to news story about change in entry quarantine that apply from 10th October 2020.
03.10.2020: Correction of the date in the table.
02.10.2020: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions that apply from midnight.
25.09.2020: Updated map and table with new quarantine decisions that apply from midnight.
21.09.2020: On the map published 19th September the Swedish region Västmanland was wrongly marked yellow. The region is red, this was corrected 21st September 2020, at 10:20 am.
18.09.2020: Added new map and updated table of countries at midnight. Countries (from yellow to red): Estonia. Regions (from yellow to red): Zealand and North Jutland in Denmark, Etelä-Savo in Finland. Countries (from red to yellow): Island, Liechtenstein. Regions (from red to yellow): Kalmar and Blekinge in Sweden, Kainuu in Finland.
17.09.2020: Added link to news story about change in entry quarantine that apply from 19th September 2020.
15.09.2020: Shortened the description of exemption from the COVID-19 regulations
14.09.2020: Updated the wording, and added a paragraph about NIPH weekly assessing the infection situation in the EU, EEA and Schengen countries.
11.09.2020: Added new map and updated table of countries at midnight. Countries: Hungary and Slovakia. Regions: Southern Denmark in Denmark, Jämtland and Örebro in Sweden, and Kainuu in Finland.
09.09.2020: Added link to news story about change in entry quarantine for travellers from Slovakia and Hungary that apply from 12th September 2020.
04.09.2020: Minor text adjustments that do not alter the advice. Added new map and updated table of countries at midnight.
28.08.2020: Added under section about Countries and areas "Employees with household members who have symptoms, but who are not probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases, can go to work but should follow the advice given here." Map and table that applies from midnight added.
26.08.2020: Added link to news story about change in entry quarantine for travellers from Germany and Liechtenstein that apply from 29th August 2020.
24.08.2020: Added Gibraltar to paragraph about overseas regions. Removed regions for Iceland and moved Iceland to the main list of countries.
21.08.2020: Added link to Norwegian page with list of departures where passengers have been confirmed to have COVID-19
20.08.2020: Added link to Directorate of Immigration questions and answers.
19.08.2020: Updated with changes to red and yellow countries that apply from 22nd August 2020.
14.08.2020: Emphasised that the Government advises against all non-essential travel and reorganised the earlier versions of the maps so they are easier to find.
13.08.2020: Corrected error in colour code for Zealand and Southern Denmark
12.08.2020: New map and updated tables regarding changes that apply from 15th August, red and yellow areas. Added explanation about new category, yellow areas. Travel advice extended from 20th August to 1st October 2020.
10.08.2020 Added sentences: Upon arrival in Norway, you should travel straight to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably with private transport. If you must be in a public place or use public transport, use a face mask during the journey until you arrive at your destination. added sentence: The Government recommends that inhabitants of Norway should avoid unnecessary travel abroad. Added sentences: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against all travel abroad that is not strictly necessary, this applies until 20th August. An exception was made on 15th June for Nordic countries for Nordic countries that satisfy certain infection control requirements. From 15th July, exemption was extended for travel to countries in EU/EEA/Schengen area that satisfy these requirements.
06.08.2020: Updated map and table regarding quarantine upon arrival in Norway from abroad. Sweden: Uppsala, Södermanland, Dalarna and Västerbotten changed from red to green. Kronoberg and Skåne changed from green to red. Europe: France, Monaco, Switzerland and Czech Republic changed from green to red.
05.08.2020: Updated paragraph about health personnel returning from a visit/stay in "green" regions/countries outside Norway. Testing and awaiting a negative result recommended for health personnel before returning to/starting clinical work.
30.07.2020: Updated map. Belgia has been marked in red and is covered by the entry quarantine.
24.07.2020: Minor edits that do not affect the content. Updated map and table with green and red regions and countries.
23.07.2020: Clarification of testing x1 for health personnel with patient-centred work who during the past 10 days have stayed in, or been travelling in "green" regions and countries outside the Nordic region, and that when travelling in green regions and countries in the Nordic region, testing is not required by health professionals.
17.07.2020: Added paragraph about overseas regions governed by Schengen countries but that are not part of the Schengen area.
New paragraph added about updating of map/country list, that the Government decides on the advice, and that the new advice will apply from the following day, at the earliest.
13.07.2020: Areas with sufficiently low transmission - Specified that it was the government who decided the exemptions.
10.07.2020: Changed order of some paragraphs, updated sections about criteria and quarantine rules when arriving in Norway from abroad. 6 p.m.: clarified work quarantine advice. 7 p.m.: updated version of map.
25.06.2020: Added paragraph about Workers from Schengen and EEA countries under the section about Exemption from quarantine duty. Updated table with Gotland (now red). Added paragraph about EU and EEA countries.
22.06.2020: Added sentence about quarantine for people arriving in Norway is the same as for close contacts who have to go into quarantine. Added title "Exemptions from quarantine duty"
Edited to make it clearer what are the rules for entry into Norway and where to find the regulations for entry into other countries.
Added that after June 15, it will be allowed to enter Norway without quarantine duty on arrival after travelling in areas in the Nordic countries that are considered to have a low infection rate. Maps and tables with an overview of which areas in the Nordic countries are excluded from the entry quarantine will be updated every 14 days. Criteria for assessing which areas in the Nordic region can be excluded from the entry quarantine are included.
04.06.2020 Added Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands to the list of countries with exemptions for quarantine duty while commuting. Does not apply for transit from other countries.
29.05.2020: Added link to Government website about impending changes to quarantine rules. Added link about re-opening for travel to Denmark.
15.5.2020: Revised text.
Changed quarantine days from 14 to 10 days, according to decision from Norwegian government 07.05.2020.
Updated text about domestic travel as per Norwegian version.
Removed sentence about official advice to avoid unnecessary travel until 14th April. As of 15th April, this applies until further notice.
Removed paragraph about home quarantine as per Norwegian version
Added paragraph from government. Applies to Sweden and Finland.
Updated according to Norwegian text:
Advice to avoid non-essential travel to all countries. From 14th March 2020, the Norwegian authorities are advising against non-essential travel to all countries. The advice applies until 14th April. Travellers should follow news and travel information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the advice may be updated rapidly. Everyone travelling from outside Sweden and Finland will be in quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. This has retroactive effect from 27th February. This also applies to people arriving in Norway from Sweden and Finland who have stayed in other countries during the last 14 days. Travellers who arrive in Norway can choose to return to the country they left instead of having to be in quarantine.
Updates according to Norwegian text. Changed name of paragraph "advice after travel" to "advice about home quarantine, added information about everyone being in quarantine after travel outside Nordic region
Updated text according to Norwegian text. Advice after travel and areas with widespread transmission
Updated text according to Norwegian text. General changes throughout article.
Added link to page with "areas of presumed ongoing transmission. Revised preventive advice during travel.
New text: "Furthermore The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advices against unnecessary travel to mainland China due to the effect of the virus outbreak on society in China in general. The situation is being continually assessed. (Includes now mainland China as to earlier only Zhejiang).
Updated paragraphs "Avoid travel to Hubei province and unnecessary travel to Zhejiang in China" and "Advice after travel", according to changes in Norwegian text.
Changed the name of the virus from "2019-nCoV" to "COVID-19".