The coronavirus situation

Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.

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Stricter entry restrictions for travellers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal, and Pakistan

28/04/2021: Due to the serious infection situation in India, the Norwegian Government has tightened entry restrictions for travellers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Nepal, and Pakistan.

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Travel to Norway

04/05/2021: 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.

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Corona information in other languages

05/05/2021: Press conferences, news and press releases, and information from the Government in several languages.

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The government unveils the first step of its reopening plan

15/04/2021: Following advice from the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the government is implementing the first step of its reopening plan at 12 am on Friday 16 April. Some restrictions will also be eased for events for children and adolescents under the age of 20, and within elite sports. Municipalities with a high rate of infection must consider implementing local measures before Friday.

National measures

National measures from 16 April 2021

27/04/2021: Key recommendations and advice that apply nationally from 16 April. Check your local municipal website for local rules.

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Plan for a gradual reopening

09/04/2021: As an increasing number of people are vaccinated, we will need an overarching plan for easing national infection control measures and a gradual reopening of society.

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Information for Norwegian citizens about travel

03/05/2021: 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.

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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).

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Regulations relating to amendments to the COVID-19 Regulations

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.