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Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway

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The government advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary. Everyone who comes to Norway from abroad, excluding yellow countries / areas in Europe, must be in quarantine although there are some exceptions.

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The government advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary. Everyone who comes to Norway from abroad, excluding yellow countries / areas in Europe, must be in quarantine although there are some exceptions.


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Entry quarantine upon arrival in Norway

Everyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in entry quarantine, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission (yellow areas and countries), unless they are mentioned in the exemption provisions in the COVID-19 regulations.

Entry quarantine lasts for 10 days. People who are fully vaccinated or who have had COVID-19 during the past six months are exempt from entry quarantine, but must still be tested on arrival. Protected people who have had their first vaccine dose between 3 and 15 weeks ago, and children under 18 years must go into entry quarantine, but can end quarantine if they test negative by a PCR test no earlier than three days after arrival. 

Currently, only the Norwegian COVID-19 certificate with a QR code that can be verified by Norwegian authorities is considered to be a secure and verifiable way to document vaccination or having had COVID-19.

Other people in entry quarantine must be tested with a PCR test seven days after arrival. If they test negative for COVID-19 with PCR (not rapid antigen test) they can come out of quarantine. 

People who shall be in quarantine after entering Norway shall stay at a quarantine hotel. There are some exceptions. Protected people who have had their first vaccine dose between 3 and 15 weeks ago and minors (under 18 years) who have travelled alone or with a person who is protected against COVID-19 do not need to stay in a quarantine hotel. Travellers from certain countries and regions in Europe are also exempt from the requirements for quarantine hotels.

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

The map below shows the areas with quarantine duty that apply for travellers arriving in Norway from, and including, 14 June 2021 (map will be updated every week on Mondays at 00:00 am:

Choose an earlier map:

If you arrive in Norway from a "yellow area" you are exempt from quarantine, from a "red area"you must go into quarantine for 10 days, from a "striped area" you must go into quarantine for 10 days. If you arrive in Norway via a region without quarantine duty, your quarantine time is shortened by the time spent in the quarantine-free region.

Supporting data for the map

Every Thursday, the NIPH prepares a report to assess which countries and regions in Europe require quarantine upon entry. The figures in the report are mainly obtained from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC). The report is in accordance with Assignment number 116, sub-assignment 3, from the Government. In even-numbered weeks, countries and regions where it is relevant to change from yellow to red and from red to yellow are assessed. In odd-numbered weeks, countries and regions where it is relevant to change from yellow to red are assessed.

Based on this report, the Government decides which countries and regions require entry quarantine. Once the decision has been made, the report is published on www.fhi.no (in Norwegian):

Updated travel advice will apply no earlier than the day after a new decision is made by the Government, but it can also take several days from the decision is made until the travel advice is actually valid. NIPH updates information for Norway on the page for entry quarantine from the time the advice becomes valid.

The figures on ECDC's website, some countries' own overviews and NIPH's pages can therefore sometimes differ.

Rules and requirements when you arrive in Norway

In general, only Norwegian citizens and foreign nationals who live in Norway can enter the country, with certain exceptions. Foreign nationals living in countries / regions that are not subject to quarantine ("yellow countries/ regions") can travel to Norway.

From 19 June at 12.00 p.m., entry is opened for foreigners residing in the EEA area or the United Kingdom, who are a close relation (children, parents and grandparents) with a person residing in Norway. Romantic partners can enter provided that they have received prior consent for such a visit through an application to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Other travellers from areas with quarantine duty ("red countries/regions") can still not come to visit.

There is still mandatory testing, travel registration, quarantine (with some exceptions) and quarantine hotels for most people who can travel to Norway. 

Who

Requirements upon entry​ 

Fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19* 

Test upon arrival*      ​ 

No quarantine   ​ 

3-15 weeks after first vaccine dose* 
and children under 18 years  ​
 

Test before and upon arrival    ​ 

Quarantine until negative PCR after 3 days ​ 

Other arrivals over 18​ years 

 ​Test before and upon arrival

Quarantine until negative PCR after 7 days 

Quarantine hotel, with certain exemptions ​ 

* In case of capacity problems with testing at the border station, the authorities may refer people who have been fully vaccinated, or have had COVID-19 during the last 6 months, to take a test no later than two days after arrival in Norway (instead of taking the test at the border).

Registration duty for arrivals in Norway

You have a duty to register  yourself  when you travel into Norway. Everyone who crosses the border into Norway from areas with a quarantine duty ("red countries / areas"), including Norwegian citizens, must complete a travel registration form before arrival.

Requirement for a negative test before arrival in Norway

People who arrive in Norway from areas with a quarantine duty must present a certificate of negative COVID-19 test (cf. COVID-19 regulations §4a). Approved test methods are PCR (i.e. PCR or other nucleic acid amplification test) or rapid antigen test. The test is to be taken within the 24 hours prior to arrival in Norway. 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. People who cannot present such a certificate may be refused entry.

The requirement also applies to Norwegian citizens and people residing in Norway as long as it has not been impossible or unreasonably demanding to obtain such a certificate.

The requirement for a negative test does not apply to people who can document that they have undergone COVID-19 during the last six months or can document that they are fully vaccinated by the Norwegian COVID-19 certificate.

The requirement also does not apply to certain other groups mentioned in §4a, c-r, although it is still recommended that they are tested before entry. 

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 (cf. COVID-19 regulations §4d). The test must be a rapid antigen test. PCR testing can only be used as an exception. People who have been tested with a rapid antigen test must wait at the test station until the test result is available, as long as this is practical based on the conditions on site. In the case of a positive result from a rapid antigen test, those who have stayed outside the EEA and Schengen area or the UK during the last 10 days must take a PCR test at the border crossing point. Other people with a positive result from a rapid antigen test must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.

In the event of capacity problems with testing at the border station, the authorities may refer people who have been fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the last 6 months, to take a test no later than two days after arrival in Norway.

Quarantine hotel

The main rule is that people arriving in Norway (also those who are resident in Norway) are required to carry out part of their quarantine period in a quarantine hotel.

Minors (under 18 years) and people who are protected against COVID-19 (fully vaccinated, 3-15 weeks after the first vaccine dose or have had the disease in the last 6 months) are exempt from quarantine hotels and can complete the quarantine period at another suitable location. 

Currently, the only secure and verifiable way to document vaccination or having had COVID-19 is to show a COVID-19 certificate with a QR code that can be verified by Norwegian authorities. 

From 19 June at 12 pm, travellers from countries within the EEA and Schengen with fewer than 500 new cases of infection per 100,000 in the last two weeks, are exempt from the requirement for quarantine hotels. Travellers from countries outside the EEA / Schengen and the UK must be in a quarantine hotel until a negative test is available after three days. The remainder of the entry quarantine can be carried out at home or another suitable location.

In addition, the Government recommends the following:

Household members who live with a person who is in entry quarantine are also encouraged to be in quarantine if they do not have separate bedrooms and bathrooms, or it is difficult to keep a distance of two metres.

Household members who live with a person who is in entry quarantine are encouraged to test themselves on day seven after their arrival day, even if they have not been in quarantine themselves.

 Additional information about entry rules:

Overseas regions and countries outside EU/ EEA/ Schengen

If you arrive in Norway from overseas regions and countries outside EU / EEA / Schengen (so-called third countries), you must go in quarantine. You must be in a quarantine hotel until a negative test taken at the earliest after three days. The rest of the entry quarantine can be carried out at home or another suitable location. 

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.

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, countries and regions where it is relevant to change from yellow to red and from red to yellow are assessed.
  • In odd-numbered weeks, countries and regions where it is relevant to change from yellow to red are assessed.

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

In "yellow countries/regions," 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 countries/regions" transmission is higher. "Striped areas" are not evaluated or there are insufficient data about transmission.

When you arrive in Norway from a "red country/region" or "striped area", you should travel directly to an appropriate place or quarantine hotel 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.

Criteria for evaluating transmission

Countries in EU/EEA/Schengen and areas in the Nordic region with 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, can be considered to be areas with sufficiently low transmission.

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 Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

Exemption from quarantine duty 

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

19.06.2021: Updated according to Government's reopening plan

18.06.2021: From 19 June at 12pm, travellers from countries within the EEA and Schengen with fewer than 500 new cases of infection per 100,000 in the last two weeks are exempt from the requirement for quarantine hotels and that minors do not go to quarantine hotels. Travellers from countries outside the EEA and Schengen must stay in quarantine hotels until a negative PCR test result is available, taken no earlier than three days after entry.

14.06.2021: Updated documentation requirements.

14.06.2021: At 00:00 Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.

11.06.2021: From 11.6, fully vaccinated and people who have had COVID-19 in the last 6 months will not have to go into entry quarantine. Updated information about exemptions from the quarantine according to this.

10.06.2021: Added a link to the article "Exemption from travel quarantine from Friday 11 June at 3 pm" at regjeringen.no.

07.06.2021: Added sentence: Currently, the only secure and verifisiable way to document status as protected is to log in to helsenorge.no.

04.06.2021: At 3 pm: Updated the map and the table wih new quarantine decisions.

04.06.2021: 15:00: Added table of European countries and areas that do not require quarantine hotels, and updated overview of European countries and areas that require quarantine hotels. As well as a link to regjeringen.no to an article shortening the entry quarantine for protected persons and children under 12 years of age.

03.06.2021: Added clarification that from 3 June, people who are protected against covid-19 (fully vaccinated, 3-15 weeks after the first vaccine dose or have undergone illness in the last 6 months) are exempt from quarantine hotels and can carry out the quarantine period at another suitable quarantine location. Posted a link to an article on regjeringen.no which discusses verifiable corona certificate and temporary solution until 11 June, which means that travelers from 03.06.2021 at 12 o'clock must not be in quarantine hotels, but can take the quarantine at home or in another suitable place, if they at the border can document on helsenorge.no that they have been vaccinated or have had covid-19 in the last six months.

02.06.2021: Added explanation about supporting data for the map of yellow/red countries in Europe

01.06.2021: Added clarification that the overview of European countries / areas that require quarantine hotels in the future will be updated every Monday at 00:00. First update: Monday 7 June. Clarifications to text about quarantine hotels.

31.05.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table wih new quarantine decisions.

27.05.2021: Removed the distinction between necessary and unnecessary travel, and added that from 27.5, travellers from European countries who have fewer than 150 new infections per 100,000 in the last 14 days and a maximum of 4 per cent of those tested do not need to stay in quarantine hotels . From 27.5, the infection situation in the United Kingdom will be assessed as for other countries in the EEA / Schengen.

24.05.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table wih new quarantine decisions.

18.05.2021: Added to the EEA and Schengen area or the United Kingdom, cf. Amendments to the COVID-19 regulation from 13.5.

17.05.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table wih new quarantine decisions.

10.05.2021: On 7 May 2021, the Government announced changes to quarantine hotels. Travellers who have stayed in countries outside the EEA / Schengen must go to a quarantine hotel upon arrival in Norway. This applies regardless of whether the trip was essential or not. The changes took effect from Sunday 9 May 2021 at 12 p.m.

10.05.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table wih new quarantine decisions.

03.05.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table wih new quarantine decisions.

29.04.2021: New sentences under test on arrival: In the case of a positive result from a rapid antigen test, those who have stayed outside the EEA and Schengen area during the last 10 days must take a PCR test at the border crossing point. Other people with a positive result from a rapid antigen test must take a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.

28.04.2021: Added information about stricter entry measures for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal and Pakistan. Moved paragraph about quarantine hotel under paragraph about entry requirements.

26.04.2021: At 00:00: Updated map and the table with new quarantine decisions

18.04.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions

12.04.2021: At 00:00: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.

31.03.2021: Added information about the requirement for a negative test taken 24 h before arrival also applies to Norwegian citizens and residents in Norway from 1 April 2021.

30.03.2021: Test on arrival shall be a rapid antigen test, PCR can only be used in exceptional cases. It is no longer possible to end time in a quarantine hotel with a negative test result 3 days after arrival.

29.03.2021: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions.

25.03.2021: Added information about essential travel, with link to Helsenorge.no

25.03.2021: Removed text about PCR tests on the border for travellers from specific countries (repealed section in regulations)

22.03.2021: Updated the map and the table with new quarantine decisions

19.03.2021: Updated information about quarantine hotels

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"

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".