Latest news about the coronavirus situation

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  • Information for Norwegian citizens about travel and the coronavirus

    14/05/2021

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against all non-essential travel to all countries. This advice currently applies until 25 May 2021. Exceptions have been made for countries and regions in the Nordic region and in the Schengen area/EEA that meet the criteria for infection levels set by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The infection situation and local restrictions can change very quickly. Anyone considering a trip abroad should think carefully about whether it is necessary to travel.

  • Change in the travel advice for one hospital district in Finland

    14/05/2021

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the the status of the following hospital districts in Finland from ‘yellow to ‘red’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe: the Central Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the Satakunta Hospital District.

  • Corona information in other languages

    14/05/2021

    Press conferences, news and press releases, and information from the Government in several languages.

  • Exceptions from entry restrictions – Easing the documentation requirements for foreign nationals residing in Norway

    14/05/2021

    Effective from 21 May, changes will be implemented to the documentation required to prove one’s residency in Norway, and as such being allowed entry.

  • Changes in quarantine rules for travellers from the UK

    14/05/2021

    The government has decided that, effective from Thursday 13 May 12:00 noon, travellers from the UK shall be subject to the same quarantine rules as travellers from the EEA/Schengen area, and not to the rules applicable to other countries outside the EEA/Schengen area.

  • The coronavirus situation: Information regarding quarantine hotels

    14/05/2021

    In order to limit imported cases of COVID-19, the Norwegian Government introduced a quarantine hotel programme on 5 November 2020. The general rule is that all travellers arriving in Norway have a duty to complete their quarantine at a quarantine hotel, although certain groups are exempt from this duty.

  • Travel to Norway

    14/05/2021

    In order to limit import infection, foreigners' access to Norway has been tightened sharply. Only those non-Norwegian citizens who are residents of Norway are permitted to enter the country. This also applies to citizens of the EEA.

  • Young people offered vaccination sooner

    13/05/2021

    The Norwegian Government is changing its vaccination strategy so that young people over the age of 18 will be offered a vaccine after all people over the age of 45 have been vaccinated. It is also considering redistributing vaccines to several municipalities with a persistently high rate of infection.

  • The AstraZeneca vaccine will be removed from the COVID-19 vaccination programme

    13/05/2021

    The Norwegian Government is following the recommendation of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Vorland committee and is removing the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Norwegian vaccination programme. The Janssen vaccine will be stockpiled while the Norwegian Government considers how to offer this vaccine on a voluntary basis.

  • Coronavirus information for Diplomatic and Consular Missions

    11/05/2021

    As a result of the coronavirus situation, the Norwegian Government has adopted laws and regulations on various related matters, including border control, entry restrictions for foreign nationals, requirements on documentation of negative test result, pre-arrival registration, mandatory testing and quarantine upon entry to Norway. The coronavirus regulations change frequently and often on short notice, and Missions are recommended to keep up to date by regularly visiting the relevant webpages.

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    Revised National Budget: A budget to promote recovery and inclusion

    11/05/2021

    We see brighter times ahead. Still, uncertainty is high, and costs of the crisis are unevenly distributed. In the Revised Budget, the government aims at reducing the long-term economic effects of the crisis and help those that are still hard-hit. The proposed Revised Budget strengthens and renews the government’s strategy to take Norway safely out of the corona crisis.

  • Revised National Budget: Key figures in the Revised National Budget 2021

    11/05/2021

    To secure equal access to information that might be market sensitive, the Ministry of Finance publishes selected key figures prior to launching the Revised National Budget at 10:45 a.m. More detailed estimates will be published with the Revised Budget.

  • Mr Bent Høie has received the expert committee’s vaccination report

    10/05/2021

    On Monday 10 May, Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie received the expert committee's report on the use of viral vector vaccines in Norway. The report recommends that the AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines not be used in the Norwegian COVID-19 vaccination programme. The committee recommends making the vaccines available for use outside the programme, but is divided on which criteria should apply to such use.

  • Regional measures kept in several municipalities in Viken county

    10/05/2021

    Infection levels remain high in certain municipalities in Viken county, and the rate of infection varies greatly between the municipalities. In accordance with recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and the County Governor, the Norwegian Government has decided to keep Level B measures in 9 municipalities in Viken. The regional measures are being lifted in 10 municipalities on Monday 10 May at 12 am.

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended until 25 May

    10/05/2021

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries. This advice is now being extended to apply until 25 May 2021, and may be further extended.

  • More travellers need to stay at a quarantine hotel

    07/05/2021

    The government has decided that travelers who have stayed in countries outside the EEA / Schengen will go to quarantine hotels on arrival in Norway. This applies regardless of whether the trip has been necessary or not.

  • Changes in the travel advice for hospital districts in Finland

    07/05/2021

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of the following hospital districts in Finland from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe: the Central Finland Hospital District, Etelä-Savo Hospital District, Itä-Savo Hospital District, Kainuu Hospital District, Satakunta Hospital District, South Ostrobothnia Hospital District and Vaasa Hospital District.

  • The coronavirus situation: Questions and answers about entry to Norway

    07/05/2021

    In order to limit the risk of imported infections, the government further tightened non-Norwegian citizens’ entitlement to enter Norway from on 29 January. In short, only those non-Norwegian citizens who are residents of Norway are permitted to enter the country. This also applies to citizens of the EEA.

  • Our new digital world

    07/05/2021

    2020 has been a different and challenging year. The coronavirus pandemic has presented businesses with major challenges, but we have also seen an increase in the rate of digitalisation. The Government has introduced a number of measures to meet the challenges and to ensure that our businesses are as adaptable and robust as possible.

  • Good news from the US on vaccines

    06/05/2021

    Yesterday, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that the US will support a temporary waiver of patent protection for coronavirus vaccines. It is good news that the US has now indicated it will take steps in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to make more vaccines available throughout the world.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide article, 6 May