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  • Mr Bent Høie has received the expert committee’s vaccination report

    10/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    On Monday 10 May, Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie received the expert committee's report on the use of viral vector vaccines in Norway. The report recommends that the AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines not be used in the Norwegian COVID

  • Regional measures kept in several municipalities in Viken county

    10/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Infection levels remain high in certain municipalities in Viken county, and the rate of infection varies greatly between the municipalities. In accordance with recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Institute of

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended until 25 May

    10/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintaining its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries. This advice is now being extended to apply until 25 May 2021, and may be further extended.

  • The rights of every inhabitant of Jerusalem must be respected

    08/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - Jerusalem is a holy city for many. Respect for each other’s faiths must prevail, not least during religious holidays. The integrity of the holy sites and the historic status quo must be upheld and fully respected, says Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen

  • More travellers need to stay at a quarantine hotel

    07/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The government has decided that travelers who have stayed in countries outside the EEA / Schengen will go to quarantine hotels on arrival in Norway. This applies regardless of whether the trip has been necessary or not.

  • Changes in the travel advice for hospital districts in Finland

    07/05/2021 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 the following hospital districts in Finland from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ on the map showing the status for

  • New ambassador from Hungary

    07/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A new ambassador to Norway presented her letters of credence to His Majesty the King on 6 May 2021: Ambassador of Hungary, Her Excellency Ms Eszter Sándorfi.

  • Several measures eased for vaccinated people

    06/05/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    People who have received their first dose of the vaccine will be protected 3 weeks after receiving the first dose, and for up to 15 weeks afterwards. From today, these people can follow the same guidance that applies to people who are fully

  • Consultation on legislative amendment concerning COVID-19 certificates

    06/05/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government seeks to use COVID-19 certificates to gradually open up society and keep it more open until the end of the pandemic. Extensive use of COVID-19 certificates is likely to require a broader legal basis. Today, the Norwegian

  • Continuation of strict entry restrictions

    05/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The tightened entry restrictions that were introduced on 29 January 2021 will remain in effect for the time being, initially until 24 May.

  • Award-winning campaign combats social dumping

    05/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Many foreign workers who travel from Eastern Europe to work in Norway are unaware of their rights and obligations as employees here. An information campaign to remedy this has now been launched.

  • Temporary adjustments to Level A measures

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Level A, the strictest level of regional measures, has been designed to normally last for 2-3 weeks. This level of measures has applied to 20 municipalities in Viken for considerably longer than this. The Norwegian Government therefore asked the

  • Adjustments to regional measures

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have conducted an overall review of the regional levels of measures and are proposing minor adjustments. The Norwegian Government has followed the recommendation. Most

  • Changes to regional measures in Viken

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The infection levels in Viken county are falling, but some municipalities still have high infection levels. In accordance with recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the County Governor

  • Exemption from transmission quarantine for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19

    04/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    People who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to go into transmission quarantine. When people have received their first dose and 3-12 weeks have elapsed since vaccination, they will also be exempt from transmission quarantine if they are

  • Interval extended between the first and second dose of the vaccine

    30/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The interval between the first and second dose of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) is being extended to up to 12 weeks for all age groups under 65 years following a recommendation from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. This

  • Change in the travel advice for one hospital district in Finland

    30/04/2021 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 the North Ostrobothnia Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the

  • 'Note that the Palestinian elections have been postponed'

    30/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We note that the planned Palestinian parliamentary elections have been postponed', State Secretary Audun Halvorsen said after the postponement of the elections.

  • Tina Bru met the Belgian Minister of energy

    30/04/2021 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, met with Belgian Minister of Energy Tinne van der Straeten on Thursday for discussions on CCS, offshore wind and hydrogen.

  • Stricter testing requirements

    29/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is introducing a requirement that people who have visited countries outside the EEA and the Schengen area and have received a positive result from a rapid antigen test taken at the border must also take a PCR test at the