Advice, rules and exceptions after vaccination

If you have received the coronavirus vaccine, you must follow the same advice and rules as the rest of the population, with some exceptions.

Protected or non-protected?

You are considered "protected" if you:

  • are fully vaccinated. See definition below.
  • have received one dose, and 3 to 15 weeks have passed since you received the vaccine.
  • have had COVID-19 during the previous 6 months period

You are fully vaccinated when you:

  • have received two doses, and more than one week has passed since the last dose.
  • have had COVID-19 and received one dose, and one week have passed since you received the vaccine. You cannot receive the vaccine until three weeks have passed since you tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • have received one dose and after three weeks are tested positive for the coronavirus. Your status as fully vaccinated applies from the time you are out of isolation.

Have you had COVID -19? See more information here.

Exceptions to the recommendations for those who are vaccinated

Domestic travels

If you are protected, you can trave, domestically within Norway. You will still need to follow the general recommendations for infection control, such as keeping a distance and wearing a face mask.

Private gatherings and social contact at home

  • Persons who are protected can be in close social contact with other persons who are protected, even if they are part of a risk group.
  • Persons who are protected can be in close social contact with persons who are non-protected, if they are not part of a risk group.
  • Persons who are protected should keep a distance of at least one metre to persons who are non-protected who are part of a risk group and who are not part of their own household.
  • Persons who are protected can be counted as household-members and do not have to be counted as a visitor. Guests that are non-protected must still keep sufficient distance to others who are non-protected.

The rules and recommendations remain the same in public (including public transport). This includes e.g. rules and recommendations on distance, number of participants at events, hand hygiene, and the use of face masks.

If you live in a municipality where local rules apply for the number of visiting of guests in private homes, you must adhere to these rules.

Exceptions to the rules for those who are vaccinated

Exceptions to transmission quarantine

If you are fully vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine, you do not need to enter a transmission quarantine after having been in close contact with an infected person. This applies from one week after you received the last dose of the vaccine.

If you have received only you first dose of the vaccine and 3 to 15 weeks have passed, you do not need to enter a transmission quarantine if you take a test for the coronavirus on day 3 to 7 after having been in close contact with an infected person. You do not need to be in quarantine while awaiting the test. It the test result comes back positive, you will need to enter isolation.

To be exempt, documentation from the Norwegian health and care service is required.

Exceptions to waiting quarantine

You are exempt from waiting quarantine when more than three weeks have passed since you received your first dose of the vaccine. Nor do you ned to enter a waiting quarantine if a member of your household who in waiting quarantine received the first dose of the vaccine more than 3 weeks ago.

To be exempt, documentation from the Norwegian health and care service is required.

Exceptions for Quarantinehotel

You can conduct your quarantine duty period at another suitable location if you can document atno that you are protected. The police at the border are responsible for verifying the digital information. See the definition of protected here.

See the rules for entry and travel quarantine here.

See your corona-certificate

You can log in and see your corona-certificate here.