The coronavirus situation
Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.
Travel to Norway
14/01/2022: All travellers arriving in Norway must complete registration prior to arrival. This also applies to Norwegian citizens. All travellers arriving in Norway must take a test after arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. Here is information about entry registration, travel quarantine, testing, and the COVID-19 certificate when arriving in Norway.
National recommendations and rules
14/01/2022: 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.
Corona information in other languages
18/01/2022: Press conferences, news and press releases, and information from the Government in several languages.
Related topics and insights
The Norwegian Government is easing measures
14/01/2022: There continues to be a need for national measures. The infection rate is expected to remain high in the coming weeks, but Norwegian society is better equipped to handle the virus. Several measures can therefore be eased now.
Changes to the TISK strategy
14/01/2022: The Norwegian Government is making changes to the TISK strategy (testing-isolation-tracing-quarantine). Transmission quarantine is being replaced with more self-testing, and people who receive a positive test result must notify their close contacts.
Use of COVID-19 certificates being considered for events and venues that serve food or alcohol
14/01/2022: The Norwegian Government has tasked the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health with considering concrete proposals for Regulations regarding use of the COVID-19 certificate at events and venues that serve food or alcohol.
Information about international travel and the coronavirus
06/01/2022: The global advice against all non-essential travel was rescinded on 1 October 2021. The infection situation and local restrictions can change very quickly. Therefore, travel advice may be issued for specific countries if major challenges related to the pandemic emerge again. Anyone considering a trip abroad should think carefully about whether it is necessary to travel.
Map of countries with entry quarantine to Norway
Map of red and yellow countries in the Nordic region/ Europe with status for entry quarantine (NIPH).
08/11/2020: Legal basis: Adopted by Royal Decree 6 November 2020 under the Act of 5 August 1994 No. 55 relating to control of communicable diseases, sections 4-3, 4-3a and 7-12. Submitted by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
G-35/2021 – Revised circular relating to entry into force of the Regulations relating to entry restrictions for foreign nationals out of concern for public health
08/10/2021: Under the Interim Act relating to entry restrictions for foreign nationals out of concern for public health, all foreign nationals not covered by exemptions specified in the Act or in regulations issued pursuant to the Act will be rejected without further consideration of the risk of infection posed by each individual.