The coronavirus situation
Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.
Step 4 is being delayed – adjustments to Step 3 of the reopening plan
05/07/2021: Following a recommendation from the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the Norwegian Government has decided to delay Step 4 of the reopening plan. The transition to Step 4 will be possible at the end of July or the beginning of August, at the earliest.
Travel to Norway
26/07/2021: To limit the number of imported cases of COVID-19, we will continue to have entry restrictions. However, the infection situation means that certain measures can be eased. The current rules are provided below.
Corona information in other languages
26/07/2021: Press conferences, news and press releases, and information from the Government in several languages.
Related topics and insights
Plans to ease entry restrictions
05/07/2021: Many EEA citizens can enter Norway now. The Norwegian Government plans to allow even more groups of people to enter the country from the end of July. This includes workers from the EEA and their family members.
Major changes to country assessments – more countries are being categorised as green
05/07/2021: From 5 July, Norwegian entry restrictions and quarantine rules will be based on the same threshold values as those applied in the EU. The Norwegian Government has made several changes on the basis of the weekly country assessments by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and many countries are now being categorised as green. For the first time, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has also assessed some of the archipelagos in Europe, and certain third countries. All of the changes will enter into effect on Monday 5 July at 12 am.
National measures from 8 July 2021
22/07/2021: Key recommendations and advice that apply nationally from 8 July. Check your local municipal website for local rules.
Information for Norwegian citizens about travel
26/07/2021: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against all non-essential travel to all countries. This advice currently applies until 10 August 2021. Exceptions have been made for countries and regions in the Nordic region and in the Schengen area/EEA that meet the criteria for infection levels set by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The infection situation and local restrictions can change very quickly. 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.