Press release | Date: 26/07/2021No: 128 - 2021
An increasing proportion of the population have been vaccinated and this means that we are now in a position to ease some of the current travel restrictions. However, while we are further opening the border, we must be prepared for the possibility that the situation may change rapidly. The infection situation remains complex and serious in many places around the world,’ says Monica Mæland, Minister of Justice and Public Security.
The easing of restrictions will take effect from 00:01 on 26 July and will apply to the following groups:
- Minors travelling together with their parents who are exempt from the travel restrictions as a result of holding an EU Digital COVID Certificate.
- Foreigners who are spouses/registered partners/cohabiting partners, children or step-children (whether minors or adults) of Norwegian citizens when their family lives together outside of Norway and they are travelling to visit Norway together with the Norwegian citizen, or are joining this citizen in Norway.
- Foreigners who are spouses/registered partners/cohabiting partners, children or step-children of EEA citizens travelling on business when travelling to Norway together with the EEA citizen, or are joining this individual in Norway.
- EEA citizens who are visiting a close relative resident in Norway or are travelling together with a Norwegian relative.
Persons with a right to enter Norway must familiarise themselves with the rules relating to quarantine upon entry, testing and pre-arrival registration.
Only COVID Certificates that are connected to the EU’s solution may be used as proof of vaccine.
An overview of which countries this applies to is available on the European Commission’s website: