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  • Change in the travel advice for Afghanistan

    04/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against all travel to Afghanistan and urges all Norwegian citizens in Afghanistan to leave the country.

  • Changes in the travel advice for Saudi Arabia and Ukraine

    30/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of Saudi Arabia and Ukraine from ‘grey’ to ‘purple’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on

  • Step 4 will not be implemented at this time

    29/07/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Due to uncertainty concerning the Delta variant and the increased infection rates both in Norway and internationally, the Norwegian Government has decided not to implement Step 4 of the reopening plan at this time. In the middle of August a new

  • Further easing of entry restrictions

    26/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    An increasing proportion of the population have been vaccinated and this means that we are now in a position to ease some of the current travel restrictions. However, while we are further opening the border, we must be prepared for the possibility

  • Norway’s strategy for developing a green, circular economy

    23/07/2021 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Government’s ambition is for Norway to play a pioneering role in the development of a green, circular economy that makes better, more efficient use of resources. Norway will play this role by further developing policy and policy instruments both

  • No agreement reached on EEA and Norway Grants funding for Hungary

    23/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The donor countries and Hungary failed to agree on how the funding for civil society was to be administered. Therefore no funding will be provided to Hungary for the implementation of programmes during the current period, and Hungary looses access

  • Cyber operation against the Storting

    19/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 10 March, the Storting (Norwegian parliament) disclosed that its email systems had been compromised. The breach exploited security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software.

  • Travel advice rescinded for certain countries on the EU’s list of safe third countries

    16/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    As of Monday 19 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is withdrawing its travel advice for the following countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro and Qatar.

  • Norway condemns crackdowns on civil society in Belarus

    15/07/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Belarus authorities show total disregard of fundamental democratic rights. Norway condemns the crackdown on civil society and the detention of human rights defenders in Vyasna and other organisations. Political prisoners must be released

  • Clarification of entry restrictions for partners residing in third countries that are no longer ‘purple’

    14/07/2021 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Partners of people residing in Norway who are themselves resident in the USA and have been granted permission by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration to enter Norway may travel to the country until the next date when any changes to the Norwegian

  • Norway adopts further restrictive measures against Belarus

    12/07/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - Today Norway has aligned with the EU's new sectoral sanctions against Belarus as a response to the major human rights violations being committed by the country's authorities, says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Resolution on humanitarian access in Syria adopted following difficult negotiations in UN Security Council

    09/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted Resolution 2585 on humanitarian access in Syria, extending the mandate for cross-border aid delivery for 12 months. This will enable the UN and humanitarian organisations to continue to send

  • Stricter rules for travellers from the USA

    09/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The list of ‘purple’ countries has been changed following advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The USA has been removed from the list due to the current infection situation. This means that partners and grandparents may not arrive

  • EEA and Norway Grants: Additional allocation of NOK 64 million for Polish civil society

    09/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is increasing support to NGOs in Poland. The aim is to promote democratic values and gender equality, and safeguard the rights of vulnerable groups.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    09/07/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed research assistant Tiril Eid Barland as political adviser to Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn from 22 July 2021 to 14 September 2021. Ms. Eid Barland will replace Mr. Even Aronsen

  • Troika Statement on South Sudan’s Independence Anniversary

    08/07/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) congratulates the people of South Sudan on 10 years of independence.

  • Signed contract for new submarines

    08/07/2021 News story Ministry of Defence

    The cooperation between Germany and Norway enters into a new phase, after contracts for the new, common submarines, missiles and industrial cooperation have been signed.

  • Government to establish new climate fund

    07/07/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government has decided to allocate NOK 10 billion over a period of five years for a new fund that will invest in renewable energy in developing countries with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Foreign students will be allowed to enter Norway from 1 August

    07/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government has decided that foreign students will be exempt from the restrictions on entry from 1 August. This means that foreign students who have been admitted to a study programme at a Norwegian school or higher education institution, will be

  • Plans to offer a vaccine to 16 and 17-year-olds

    06/07/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is planning to offer a vaccine against COVID-19 to 16 and 17-year-olds after the over-18s have been fully vaccinated. The final decision will be made in September.