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Infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine

Published Updated

The quarantine regulations and infection control advice will be updated as new information becomes available. For travel abroad, it is important to familiarise yourself with the current advice for the area you want to travel to, and which regulations apply when you return to Norway. The recommendations for travel can change quickly.

Foto: Colourbox.com
Foto: Colourbox.com

The quarantine regulations and infection control advice will be updated as new information becomes available. For travel abroad, it is important to familiarise yourself with the current advice for the area you want to travel to, and which regulations apply when you return to Norway. The recommendations for travel can change quickly.


The Government recommends avoiding unnecessary travel abroad, and has introduced additional requirements (7 November 2020).

  • People 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 shall be in quarantine after entering Norway shall stay at a quarantine hotel. This does not apply to people resident in, or who own a home, in Norway, or if the employer provides a suitable place to stay with a private room.
  • Anyone arriving from "red" countries must present a certificate of negative COVID-19 test when they arrive in Norway. The test must be taken less than 72 hours before entry. If they do not present a certificate, they may be refused entry. The requirement does not apply to Norwegians, people living in Norway, people in transit or people who frequently cross the border into Norway from Sweden and Finland to work.

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 21 November 2020: 

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, 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 EEA and Switzerland, 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 EEA countries and Switzerland. 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. A list of the affected countries can be found in the COVID-19 regulations (Lovdata).  

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.

Overseas regions

The overseas regions, including Gibraltar, are not covered by the travel advice linked to countries in the EU / EEA / Schengen area. These regions are subject to the same entry restrictions and quarantine rules as the other third countries. 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.

Exemption from quarantine duty 

Employees in the healthcare service 

Healthcare professionals who 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 do 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: 

Advice before you travel abroad

Check the quarantine rules that apply when you arrive in Norway. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against all non-essential travel abroad, this applies until 15th January 2021. An exception was made for countries in the Nordic region and EU/EEA/Schengen area that have sufficiently low transmission. 

Measures and restrictions to prevent transmission of COVID-19 are introduced in many countries, for example, transport restrictions, quarantine duty or other measures that can affect travellers. Travellers must also be prepared to answer questions about their health and may be refused entry or be put in quarantine.

The transmission situation in Europe can change rapidly, and before travelling abroad, take into account that there may be local outbreaks of COVID-19, or outbreaks may arise while you are away. Check the advice from the local authorities at your destination and what is covered by travel insurance, including what applies if you become ill while travelling.

Consider the following before travel:

  • Risk of being infected while travelling (destination, duration, contact with other people)
  • Risk of travel restrictions, curfews, quarantine or other measures in the country you are travelling to
  • Risk of capacity problems in the healthcare service at the destination if you become sick
  • Risk of lack of possibilities for return travel or medical repatriation 
  • Risk of home quarantine in Norway on your return.
  • Risk of not being able to work during the first 10 days after travel.

The quarantine rules are based on these regulations: Forskriften om smitteverntiltak ved koronautbrudd, paragraf 5: karanteneplikt ved ankomst til Norge (lovdata.no).

Questions and answers about travel restriction and quarantine

Planning a trip:

Common questions about quarantine:

Chat and telephone:

  • Find chat for personal questions: Travel advice  - helsenorge.no/ Ministry of Health
  • Service telephone for the public - (Norway) 815 55 015, open 08:00-15:30 workdays

See also:

Travel and holidays in Norway

The Government is encouraging less travel - also domestic travel within Norway. When travelling from an area in Norway with high infection levels to an area with lower infection levels, you should limit the number of contacts in the first 10 days, pay particular attention to symptoms and hand hygiene, and keep two metres away from people in risk groups. Anyone who develops symptoms or believes they have been exposed to infection are encouraged to take a test.

Domestic leisure trips in Norway:

Leisure travel in Norway

Swimming, beach life and outdoor activities in Norway

There is no risk of COVID-19 transmission via the water when bathing in fresh or sea water. However, it is important to have good hand hygiene and to keep a distance to anyone who is not in your closest contact circle. Try to find beaches or swimming areas with fewer people.

For outdoors activities such as camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, farm holidays and other types of adventure holidays within Norway can be carried out as long as you follow the general measures for infection control.

Infection control advice for travel

The general infection control advice is;

  1. People who are sick should stay at home.
  2. Good hygiene. 
  3. Limit contact between people, keep at least 1 metre distance to those you do not live with or your closest circle of contacts.

Travel where you are mostly with your own family members, or others who you would already have been in contact with at home, poses less risk of transmission. Consider what you would do if you become sick and need to be isolated or go into quarantine. Remember travel insurance and check in advance whether it applies for where you will travel. 

It is good advice to plan trips to avoid transmission between places, e.g., by limiting travel that involves close contact with many people, perhaps at several locations.

Students and other people who are staying in areas with widespread transmission over a longer period should follow the advice from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, local health authorities and educational institutions/employers.

Advice for risk groups and their relatives

The article on risk groups gives infection control advice for people in risk groups and explains who is at increased risk.

In many cases, people in risk groups will be able to plan for trips with their children, grandchildren or others they are close to but who they do not usually in contact with, in a way where the risk of transmission can be reduced. 

Advice:

  • When there is little transmission in society, people with a slightly increased risk can travel. However, they should be extra careful to follow the general advice on infection control.
  • For people with a higher risk, an individual assessment on whether or not to travel should be made, and with whom you can travel.
  • If there is increased transmission at the destination, people at slightly increased risk should also consider whether or not to travel, while those at a higher risk of a more severe disease progression are discouraged from any travel under such situations.
  • In addition to the advice above, people with a higher risk should consider proximity to those they are travelling with, who they are not normally in close contact with, the number of people they are travelling with and whether it will be possible to have separate bedrooms and toilets during the journey.

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.

Supporting data for entry quarantine (Tallgrunnlag)

On this page you will find the supporting data used to assess quarantine requirements upon arrival from Nordic regions and EU/EEA/Schengen countries. The reports are in Norwegian.

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

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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