The coronavirus situation
Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.
The Government is implementing stricter national measures
24/03/2021: In order to prevent the spread of infection to the areas with low infection rates the Government, following the recommendations of the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, is implementing stricter national measures.
Travel to Norway
07/04/2021: In order to limit import infection, foreigners' access to Norway has been tightened sharply. Only those non-Norwegian citizens who are residents of Norway are permitted to enter the country. This also applies to citizens of the EEA.
Corona information in other languages
01/04/2021: Press conferences, news and press releases, and information from the Government in several languages.
Related topics and insights
These are the recommendations for the Easter holidays
24/03/2021: These are the government recommendations on how to enjoy the holidays in a Covid-safe manner.
More people must go into hotel quarantine and entry restrictions to be extended
12/03/2021: Anyone undertaking unnecessary leisure travel abroad must stay at a quarantine hotel when they return to Norway. In addition, the current strict entry restrictions are being extended, which generally means that only foreigners residing in Norway will be allowed to enter the country, initially up until 7 April.
National measures from 23 February 2021
25/02/2021: Key recommendations and advice that apply nationally from 23 February, updated with entry rules to Norway. The government will carry out a new assessment of the measures in mid-March. Check your local municipal website for local rules.
Information for Norwegian citizens about travel
09/04/2021: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against all non-essential travel to all countries. This advice currently applies until 15 May 2021.
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).
G-09/2021 – Revised circular relating to entry into force of the Regulations relating to entry restrictions for foreign nationals out of concern for public health
23/03/2021: 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.
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.