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  • More vaccines approved in the COVID-19 certificate

    03/09/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The same measures will be eased for people who have been vaccinated using vaccines approved in the UK, the USA, or by WHO, as for people vaccinated using EMA-approved vaccines.

  • Vaccination offered to 12 and 15-year-olds

    03/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government has decided to offer a COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12-15, in accordance with the recommendation from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. This age group will initially be offered one vaccine dose.

  • Norway to remain at Step 3

    03/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Due to the infection rate and the considerable pressure on the municipalities, the Norwegian Government has decided to remain at Step 3 of the reopening plan until more people have been fully vaccinated.

  • Entry restrictions eased for romantic partners and family members

    02/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Romantic partners and family members from countries outside the EU/EEA will be allowed to enter Norway from 12 September.

  • Yemen’s Foreign Minister visits Norway

    02/09/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed bin Mubarak is visiting Norway today, as his first stop on a tour of Europe.

  • Norway to send emergency medical team to Haiti

    01/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government has decided to send an expanded emergency medical team to Haiti to assist the country in the aftermath of the earthquake on 14 August, which was followed by a devastating tropical storm.

  • Municipalities in the Register

    01/09/2021 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The municipalities listed below are registered in Register for Governmental Approval of Financial Obligations (Local Government Act § 28 nr. 1) The register was last updated: 01.09.2021 Registered municipalities: 15 Last changes: In: 01.09.2021

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    Proposed amendment to the petroleum taxation system

    31/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Government is proposing to revise the special petroleum tax system as of 2022, replacing the rules on depreciation and uplift with immediate investment expensing (cash-flow tax).

  • New regulations for access and passage in nature in Svalbard will render safer tourism

    31/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Government will outline a clearer framework for access, passage and activity in nature in Svalbard. The aim is to create even safer and better experiences for tourists, while reducing the impact on vulnerable nature.

  • International Climate Summit India

    31/08/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru held this pre-recorded video speech at the International Climate Summit India on August 30th 2021.

    By Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru

  • The UN Security Council adopted a new resolution on the situation in Afghanistan

    30/08/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Tonight, the UN Security Council adopted a new resolution on the situation in Afghanistan. 'The Security Council demands full and unhindered access for humanitarian actors in Afghanistan and emphasizes the importance of all parties complying with

  • Country assessment for week 35 (30 August – 5 September): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    27/08/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government has decided not to introduce travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for any new countries or regions. Travel restrictions and the quarantine requirement for the Åland Islands in Finland are being lifted, and the

  • The old Svinesund bridge is opening for travellers with a valid COVID-19 certificate

    27/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government wants to ease the pressure on the Norwegian border with Sweden at Svinesund, and will let travellers with a valid COVID-19 certificate cross the old Svinesund bridge. All of the people in the car are required to hold a valid

  • Transmission quarantine exemption extended from 6 to 12 months

    27/08/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    People who have recovered from COVID-19 in Norway will now be exempt from transmission quarantine for 12 months. The COVID-19 certificate for domestic use will be updated, so that it is green for 12 months after recovery from COVID-19.

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended until 1 October

    27/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries with the exception of the EU/EEA countries, Switzerland and the UK. Some exceptions to the advice against non-essential travel will continue

  • Norway to end evacuation operation in Kabul

    27/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘This afternoon, Afghanistan was struck by two brutal bomb attacks. Recent developments in Afghanistan have been dramatic, and the situation around the airport is dangerous. There is uncertainty and fear among the population about what will happen

  • Sports policy

    25/08/2021 Article Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture has overall responsibility for the administration of profits generated by Norsk Tipping AS (Norway’s national lottery and gaming provider) for investment in sporting activities.

  • Which countries benefit?

    25/08/2021 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    For the period 2014-2021, €2.8 billion has been set aside under the EEA and Norway Grants. Projects may be implemented until 2024. Funding is channelled through a number of programmes in the 15 beneficiary countries.

  • Media policy

    24/08/2021 Article Ministry of Culture

    As set out in Article 100 of the Constitution of Norway, the state has an overarching responsibility in the media sector to promote freedom of speech and democracy by creating “conditions that facilitate open and enlightened public discourse.”

  • Film policy

    24/08/2021 Article Ministry of Culture

    Film and other audiovisual productions are key cultural means of communication and artistic forms of expression. The Government is working to facilitate the production of high-quality audiovisual content in Norwegian and Sámi that is available to