New Year Speech 2022
Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre´s New year speech, as held on national radio and television, 1 January 2022.
New national measures to keep the pandemic under control
The Norwegian Government has decided to introduce a number of national infection control measures to reduce the strain on the health and care sector, and delay and limit the spread of the Omicron variant.
National recommendations and rules
In effect from Friday 14 January at 12 am. The changes regarding kindergartens, schools and after-school programmes will apply from Saturday 15 January at 12 am. The measures will be reviewed in early February. Check your municipal website for local rules.
All travellers arriving in Norway must take a test after arrival
The Norwegian Government is introducing stricter test requirements at the border in order to delay and limit the spread of the new Omicron virus variant. From Friday 3 December at 12 am, any person who arrives in Norway must get tested, regardless of their vaccination status.
Government launches electricity support package worth billions
The government has today announced a temporary scheme that will help ordinary people across Norway to cope with their electricity bills this winter, with energy prices recently reaching new record highs. The scheme will provide support to households to allow them to deal with extraordinary electricity prices through a deduction on their bill.