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Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway from red and yellow countries/regions

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The quarantine regulations will be updated as new information becomes available and can change quickly. Familiarise yourself with which regulations apply when you return to Norway. Below you will find the maps of red and yellow countries in Europe.

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The quarantine regulations will be updated as new information becomes available and can change quickly. Familiarise yourself with which regulations apply when you return to Norway. Below you will find the maps of red and yellow countries in Europe.


Rules and requirements when entering Norway

Rules for quarantine and testing on arrival are updated continuously and can change quickly. The following requirements apply upon entry:

  • Registration obligation for arrivals in Norway: Everyone who crosses the border into Norway from areas with a quarantine duty ("red countries / areas"), including Norwegian citizens, must fill in a travel registration form before arriving in the country. 
  • Requirement for negative test before arrival in Norway: Anyone who arrives in Norway from areas with a quarantine duty must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the 72 hours before entry. If they do not present a certificate, they may be refused entry. The requirement does not apply to Norwegian citizens, residents in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border into Norway from Sweden and Finland to work. However, it is recommended that they are tested.
  • 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.

Familiarise yourself with the rules that apply when entering Norway. Additional information about entry rules:

There are separate rules on quarantine and testing for people arriving from the UK

Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway

Everyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission (yellow areas and countries). 

People who come to Norway from abroad can be released from quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 twice after arrival. The first test must be taken within 24 hours of arrival, the second no earlier than seven days after arrival. The second test must have been done by RT-PCR method (not rapid test). The possibility of shortening the entry quarantine during testing depends on whether there is capacity to carry out the tests, or that the employer arranges the tests. If the second test is not taken, the person must be in the entry quarantine for 10 days.

Vaccination does not currently affect quarantine requirements or test recommendations.

People who shall be in quarantine after entering Norway shall stay at a quarantine hotel. There are some exceptions to the rules for quarantine hotels, described here: § 5. Krav til de som skal være i innreisekarantene (Lovdata) (Requirements for people who shall be in entry quarantine - COVID-19 regulations). There are special requirements for places of quarantine when it is not carried out in a quarantine hotel.  

Map of Nordic region/ Europe with status for entry quarantine

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).

The map below shows the areas with quarantine duty that apply for travellers arriving in Norway from 11 January 2021: 

Choose an earlier map:

To clarify the recommendation to avoid all non-essential travel abroad, the Government has decided that the countries and regions that were marked with green on the map should now be marked as yellow (regjeringen.no). Currently, no countries are classed as green.  

If you arrive in Norway from:

  • a "yellow area", you are exempt from quarantine.
  • a "red area", you must go into quarantine for 10 days.
  • a "striped area", you must go into quarantine for 10 days.

In "yellow areas," transmission is considered to be so low that there are no requirements for quarantine, even though these areas also have an increased risk. In "red areas" transmission is higher. "Striped areas" are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about transmission.

When you arrive in Norway from a "red" or "striped area", you should travel directly to an appropriate place to stay during quarantine, preferably by private transport.  If you must be in a public place or use public transport, you must use a face mask throughout the journey until you arrive at your destination. Try to avoid departures where you cannot maintain a distance of 1 metre from others.

Countries and areas with sufficiently low transmission

There is no quarantine duty from countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen, and Nordic regions with sufficiently low transmission. These areas are marked in yellow in the map below and will be updated once a week.

NIPH makes a weekly assessment of the infection situation in the EU/EEA/Schengen. In even-numbered weeks, an assessment is made of countries / regions where it is relevant to change from yellow to red and from red to yellow. In odd-numbered weeks, only assessments are made of countries / regions where it is relevant to change from yellow to red.

The Government decides which countries require ten days travel quarantine. At the earliest, any updated travel advice will apply the day after the new decision.

Criteria for evaluating transmission

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.

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 for health authorities to make assessments based on evaluations of the infection burden in each region. Currently, this only applies for the Nordic countries.

Due to two consecutive odd-numbered weeks at the end of 2020, from the first week in 2021, the assessment of countries/regions where it is appropriate to change from yellow to red and from red to yellow will happen in odd-numbered weeks. Only assessments of countries/regions where it is appropriate to change from yellow to red will happen in even-numbered weeks (the opposite of 2020).

Overseas regions and countries outside EU/ EEA/ Schengen

The overseas regions, including Gibraltar, are not covered by the travel advice linked to countries in the EU / EEA / Schengen area. These overseas regions are subject to the same entry restrictions and quarantine rules as the other third countries (countries outside the EU / EEA / Schengen area). Examples of overseas regions are land areas in the Caribbean and North Africa that are governed by a Schengen country, but are not included in the Schengen area.

If you arrive in Norway from overseas regions and countries outside EU / EEA / Schengen (so-called third countries), you must go in quarantine for 10 days.

Exemption from quarantine duty 

Employees in the healthcare service 

Healthcare professionals who, during the last 10 days, have been in regions and countries outside Norway that do not require quarantine duty ("yellow countries") should inform their employer before returning to work. These employees should be tested once for SARS-CoV-2 as soon as possible and that they should not have patient contact until a negative test result is available.

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: 

Other sources of information about entry quarantine

Infection control advice for travel 

Information for the general public

For general advice about coronavirus: our topic page and helsenorge.no 

Information helpline for questions about coronavirus: 815 55 015 (weekdays 08-15.30)

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has answers to many frequently asked questions about travelling to Norway, and a helpline 23351600 that is open on weekdays from 10:00-14:00. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also has answers to many frequently asked questions.

If you need acute medical attention, contact your doctor. If you cannot reach your doctor, contact the emergency out-of-hours clinic on 116117. If life is in danger, call 113.

 

Tidligere kart

  • Illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 17th October 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Norway is marked as grey because it is not subject to the assessments for international travel. Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of map that applies from 17 October 2020. Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 10 October 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 10th October 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Norway is marked as grey because it is not subject to the assessments for international travel.. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 3rd October 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Norway is marked as grey because it is not subject to the assessments for international travel. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 3 October 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 26th September 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Norway is marked as grey because it is not subject to the assessments for international travel. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of the map that applies from 26 September 2020.. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    CORRECTED VERSION- The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 19th September 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Norway is marked as grey because it is not subject to the assessments for international travel. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • kart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • Områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge fra 19. september 2020. Regjeringens råd er å unngå alle ikke-nødvendige reiser til utlandet. Rød farge = høy smittespredning og du må i karantene ved innreise til Norge. Gul farge= økt risiko, du må ikke i karantene ved innreise til Norge, Rød farge skravert = ikke evaluert eller ikke tilstrekkelig data om smittespredning, du må i karantene ved innreise til Norge. Norge er merket grått på kartet fordi det ikke er gjenstand for vurdering av råd for internasjonale reiser..  Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 19 September 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • English version of the map in effect from 19th September 2020.. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 19th September 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Norway is marked as grey because it is not subject to the assessments for international travel.. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 12th September 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required.. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of the map that applies from 12th September 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of the map that applies from 5th September 2020.. Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 5th September 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required.. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Norwegian version of the map that applies from 29 August 2020.. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from 29 August 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge fra 29. august 2020. Regjeringens råd er å unngå alle ikke-nødvendige reiser til utlandet. Rød farge = høy smittespredning og du må i karantene ved innreise til Norge. Gul farge= økt risiko, du må ikke i karantene ved innreise til Norge, Rød farge skravert = ikke evaluert eller ikke tilstrekkelig data om smittespredning, du må i karantene ved innreise til Norge. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
    Norwegian version of map that applies from 29 August 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • illustration map showing the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 22-28 August 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission, quarantine is required. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustrasjonskart over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise til Norge
    Norwegian version of the map that applied from 22-28 August 2020.. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 15th August 2020.  Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    The map shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from the 15th August 2020. The Government's advice is to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. Red colour = high transmission and quarantine is required upon arrival in Norway. Yellow = increased risk but quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Striped areas = not evaluated or insufficient data about transmission , quarantine is required. Illustration: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • illustrasjon over områder som er omfattet av karantene ved innreise fra Norge fra 15.august 2020
    Norwegian version of the map shows the areas that required quarantine from 15-21 August 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • map for entry quarantine
    The map shows rules for entry quarantine that applied from 8th August 2020. Green colour = quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Red colour and striped areas = quarantine is required. Illustration: NIPH
  • kart over innreisekarantene i norden og europa
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 8th August 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • kart som viser regler for innreisekarantene per 1. august 2020
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 1st August 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • map for entry quarantine
    The map shows rules for entry quarantine that applied from 1 August 2020. Green colour = quarantine not required upon arrival in Norway. Red and grey areas = quarantine is required. Illustration: NIPH
  • Kart med innreiseregler fra 25. juli 2020
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 25th July 2020. Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • English version of the map showing rules for entry quarantine that apply from 25th July 2020 . Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    The map shows rules for entry quarantine that applied from 25th July 2020. Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Map
    The maps shows rules for entry quarantine that applied from the 15th July 2020 until they were replaced. Illustration: NIPH
  • kart som viser karanteneregler  gjeldende fra 15. juli 2020
    Norwegian version of map that applied from 15th July 2020. Kart: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • kart som viser bestemmelser for innreisekarantene fra 25. juni 2020
    The map shows the quarantine rules that applied from the 25th June 2020 until they were replaced. Iceland (Island), Norway (Norge), Sweden (Sverige), Finland, Denmark (Danmark) and the Faroe Islands (Færøyene). Illustrasjon: Folkehelseinstituttet
  • kart med karanteneregler for Norden, publisert 12 juni 2020
    Map for entry quarantine rules effective that applied from 15th June until they were replaced. Iceland (Island), Norway (Norge), Sweden (Sverige), Finland, Denmark (Danmark) and the Faroe Islands (Færøyene). Note that Gotland is green on this first map.

History

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 then link to the infomation 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 Finalnd.

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"

18.06.2020
Edited to make it clearer what are the rules for entry into Norway and where to find the regulations for entry into other countries.

12.06.2020
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.

08.05.2020

Changed quarantine days from 14 to 10 days, according to decision from Norwegian government 07.05.2020.

06.05.2020
Updated text about domestic travel as per Norwegian version.

17.04.2020

Removed sentence about official advice to avoid unnecessary travel until 14th April. As of 15th April, this applies until further notice.

23.03.2020
Removed paragraph about home quarantine as per Norwegian version

16.03.2020
Added paragraph from government. Applies to Sweden and Finland.

14.03.2020
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.

13.03.2020

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

09.03.2020
Updated text according to Norwegian text. Advice after travel and areas with widespread transmission

04.03.2020
Updated text according to Norwegian text. General changes throughout article.

25.02.2020:
Added link to page with "areas of presumed ongoing transmission. Revised preventive advice during travel. 

17.02.2020
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).

14.02.2020:
Updated paragraphs "Avoid travel to Hubei province and unnecessary travel to Zhejiang in China" and "Advice after travel", according to changes in Norwegian text.

13.02.2020: 
Changed the name of the virus from "2019-nCoV" to "COVID-19".

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Coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus that is causing the outbreak of COVID-19 disease.

The virus is related to another coronavirus that caused the SARS outbreak in 2002/2003 but is not the same virus.