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Regulations relating to amendments to the Regulations of 15 March 2020 No. 293 relating to rejection etc. of foreign nationals without a residence permit in the realm, out of concern for public health

Legal basis: Regulations of 15 March 2020 No. 293 relating to rejection etc. of foreign nationals without a residence permit in the realm, out of concern for public health, section 7; see Act of 5 August 1994 No. 55 relating to control of communicable diseases, section 7-12; see also section 1-2, third paragraph. Adopted by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security 18 March 2020.

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In the Regulations of 15 March 2020 No. 293 relating to rejection etc. of foreign nationals without a residence permit in the realm, out of concern for public health, the following amendments are made:

Section 1, third paragraph, shall read:

     The first paragraph does not apply to EEA nationals, and their family members as defined under section 110 of the Immigration Act, who reside or work in Norway. The first paragraph also does not apply to posted workers from an EEA country who have begun a work assignment in Norway or are to begin an assignment that will last for three months or more.

New section 2a shall read

Section 2a Exemptions for specific groups of persons

     The following foreign nationals covered by section 1, first paragraph, may not be rejected:

  1. Foreign nationals on their way to work or residence in Svalbard.
  2. EEA nationals who need to travel through Norway to get home.
  3. Nordic nationals from the Faroe Islands, Greenland or Åland, and their family members, who reside or work in Norway.
  4. Members of the Sami community in the exercise of reindeer herding.
  5. Foreign nationals who perform professional goods transport functions.
  6. Journalists and other personnel on assignment for a foreign media institution.
  7. Foreign nationals as specified in sections 1-4 and 1-5 of the Immigration Regulations, and who can present a diplomatic or service passport, or possibly a national passport in combination with a Norwegian ID card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or in combination with a Schengen residence card for embassy personnel. The same applies to dual-accredited diplomats and diplomatic couriers.
  8. Military personnel as specified in section 1-7, second and third paragraphs, of the Immigration Regulations.
  9. Foreign nationals who work on mobile or fixed installations; see sections 1-10 and 1-11 of the Immigration Regulations.
  10. Holders of a valid aviation personnel licence (see section 2-9 of the Immigration Regulations) en route to or from active service.
  11. Seamen, en route to or from active service, with an identity card as specified in section 2-8 of the Immigration Regulations or a Philippine Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book or a Philippine national passport as specified in section 3-1 (j) of the Immigration Regulations, or
  12. Foreign nationals who have been granted a visa by the Norwegian decision-making authority after 15 March 2020; see Ministry of Justice and Public Security instruction GI-07/2020.

Section 2 (b) shall read:

b) the foreign national is covered by an exemption from the duty of quarantine pursuant to section 2 of Regulations of 13 March 2020 No. 287 relating to quarantine etc. upon arrival in Norway,

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The Regulations enter into force immediately.

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