Main rules for entry quarantine and stays at a quarantine hotel

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Norway has introduced strict entry restrictions for foreign nationals. Generally, foreign nationals who reside in Norway may enter the country, as well as EEA / Schengen citizens from countries with low infection pressure so-called "yellow countries". Norwegian citizens always have the right to enter Norway.

You must therefore familiarise yourself fully with the information found here:

Please note that there are exemptions that do not appear in the table. 

Main rules from 27 May 2021

Country

Quarantine

Quarantine hotel

All countries outside EEA/Schengen/UK

Yes, 10 days

Yes, also after necessary travel (until negative test on day 7)

EEA/Schengen/UK

Red countries/areas

with a high rate of infection (>150 per 100 000 inhabitants)

Yes, 10 days

(until negative test on day 7)

Yes, also after necessary travel – you can leave the quarantine hotel at earliest on day 3 or 7, depending on the rate of infection in the country visited

EEA/Schengen/UK

Red countries/areas

with a low rate of infection (< 150 per 100 000 inhabitants)

Yes, 10 days

(until negative test on day 7)

No

EEA/Schengen/UK

Yellow countries/areas

<25 per 100 000 inhabitants and an average of fewer than 4% positive test results during the past 2 weeks

No

No

You can find information about the infection situation in Europe at the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. 

Comments regarding the table:

In principle, people arriving from countries outside the EEA/Schengen/UK must stay at a quarantine hotel for the entire quarantine period until a negative test result is produced after no less than 7 days.

Countries outside the EEA/Schengen/UK are designated as red or yellow, depending on the requirements regarding travel quarantine. The following rules apply to areas within the EEA/Schengen/UK which are subject to a duty to quarantine:

  • Travellers arriving from countries within the EEA/Schengen/UK with a low rate of infection do not have to stay at a quarantine hotel. They must complete their quarantine at home or at another suitable place of quarantine. A low rate of infection means fewer than 150 new cases of COVID-19 per 100 000 people in the last 14 days and where no more than 4% of people tested have a positive test result.
  • Travellers from countries within the EEA/Schengen/UK with more cases of COVID-19 than this must stay at a quarantine hotel until they have a negative result from a test taken no sooner than 3 days after arrival. They must complete their quarantine at home or at another suitable place of quarantine and can end quarantine early following a negative test taken no sooner than 7 days after arrival.
  • Travellers from countries within the EEA/Schengen/UK with a very high rate of infection must stay at a quarantine hotel until they have a negative result from a test taken no sooner than 7 days after arrival.