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Country assessment for week 4 (24–30 January)

No changes to entry restrictions for any countries or areas

Historical archive

Published under: Støre's Government

Publisher Ministry of Health and Care Services

The Ministry of Health and Care Services is not making any changes to the requirement of travel quarantine from week 4. Romania and Poland are now the only countries in Europe that are red. All other countries in Europe, regions in the Nordic countries, autonomous regions, and selected islands and archipelagos are dark red.

Travel quarantine will only apply to travellers arriving from red, dark red, and grey countries (countries and areas outside the EEA/Schengen area and the UK) who are not fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 6 months and who cannot document this with a valid, verifiable COVID-19 certificate. Children and young people under the age of 18 are exempt from travel quarantine, regardless of the country they arrive from. In addition, travel quarantine may be shortened for all travellers if they present a negative result from a PCR test taken no sooner than 3 days after arrival.

The current changes to the country list will appear in the COVID-19 Regulations and the interactive map on FHI.no from Monday 24 January.

Countries in Europe

No country in Europe will be green or orange in week 4.

The following countries will remain red or dark red and require travel quarantine (same requirements for red and dark red countries):

Red:
Poland and Romania.

Dark red:
Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the UK, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Vatican City, and Austria.

Regions and autonomous regions in the Nordic countries

Sweden

No regions in Sweden will be green or orange after week 4.

The following regions will continue to be dark red and require travel quarantine: 
Blekinge, Dalarna, Gävleborg, Gotland, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Skåne, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Västra Götaland, Örebro, and Östergötland.

Denmark (including autonomous regions)

No regions or autonomous regions in Denmark will be green or orange after week 4.

The following regions will continue to be dark red and require travel quarantine: 
The capital (including Copenhagen), Central Denmark, North Jutland, Zealand, and South Denmark.

The Faeroe Islands will continue to be dark red, and will therefore continue to require travel quarantine.

Greenland will continue to be dark red, and will therefore continue to require travel quarantine.

Finland

No regions in Finland will be green or orange after week 4.

The following regions will continue to be dark red and require travel quarantine:
Pirkanmaa, Central Tavastland, Southwest Finland, Helsinki-Uusimaa, Kainuu, Kymmenlaakso, Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, North Karelia, North Savo, Central Finland, Central Ostrobothnia, North Ostrobothnia, Päijat-Häme, Satakunta, South Ostrobothnia, South Karelia, South Savo, Vaasa, East Savo, and the Åland Islands.

Selected islands and archipelagos in Europe 

None of the selected islands or archipelagos will be green or orange in week 4.

The following islands and archipelagos will continue to be or change to dark red and continue to require travel quarantine:

Dark red:
The Azores (Portugal), the Balearic Islands (Spain), the Ionian Islands (Greece), the Canary Islands (Spain), Corsica (France), Crete (Greece), Madeira (Portugal), the Northern Aegean Islands (Greece), Sicily (Italy), Sardinia (changed from red), and the Southern Aegean Islands (Greece).

Why are only European countries included on the list?

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) prepares weekly data for countries in Europe. This provides the main basis for the weekly reports from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Obtaining corresponding data for countries outside the EU would require considerable resources. The Norwegian Government has accordingly decided to perform weekly assessments of the countries in the EEA/Schengen area and the UK.

You can find travel guides for all countries with which Norway has diplomatic ties on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ list of countries.