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  • Norway’s statement at inauguration of Venezuelan negotiations

    14/08/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement by Norway at the inaugural ceremony of the negotiations on Venezuela in Mexico City, 13 August 2021.

  • Norwegian Embassy in Kabul to be closed temporarily

    13/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating rapidly and this is having a severe impact on the civilian population. We have therefore decided to temporarily close the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul and evacuate the staff. Responsibility for

  • Step 4 will be introduced once all adults are protected

    13/08/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government has decided to implement Step 4 of the reopening 3 weeks after all people over the age of 18 have been offered their first vaccine dose. At that point, all adult Norwegians will have received the opportunity to be protected

  • Norway supports the Belarusian pro-democracy movement

    12/08/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide met Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the Belarusian pro-democracy movement, for political talks today.

  • Becoming the world’s most sustainable data center nation

    11/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    “Norway has a unique foundation for becoming the world's most attractive data center nation. We have a surplus of renewable energy, low electricity prices, good digital infrastructure and a cool climate. The Government is now strengthening its

  • Norway to accept COVID-19 certificates from England and Wales from 12 August

    10/08/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Norway will accept the English and Welsh NHS COVID Pass from 12 August at 3 pm, which is when the solution to verify the QR code in the NHS COVID pass will be rolled out at the border.

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended until 1 September

    05/08/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries with the exception of the EU/EEA countries, Switzerland and the UK. In addition, the advice against non-essential travel no longer applies

  • 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