International travels to Norway

Prior to travelling you should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply, both when travelling domestically and when travelling abroad. Refer to Re-open EU for information on the rules that apply in the European countries.

You can also download the app "Reiseklar" from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both travel info, travel advice an travel registration is presented in this app. Read more about the app here

What applies to your situation?

The list below presents an overview of a handful of different situations and the corresponding rules that apply.

You are considered non-protected if you are unable to provide documentation of your vaccination status or undergone COVID-19 via a valid COVID-19 certificate.

For an overview of valid COVID-19 certificates, see here

If you travel as a group, e.g. with children, you will need to check what applies for each person in the group.

What applies to you?

About the COVID-19 certificate and travel

You can find your COVID-19 certificate at helsenorge.no if you live in Norway and have a Norwegian social security number or d-number.

Valid COVID-19 certificates when entering Norway

When entering Norway, you must be able to present a valid COVID-19 certificate to verify that you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the preceding six months.

The COVID-19 certificate must have a QR-code that can be verified by the Norwegian authorities. The following certificates can be used upon entry to Norway:

  • Norwegian COVID-19 certificate
  • The EU digital COVID certificate  
  • UK NHS COVID-pass

Visit the webpages of the EU-commission for an overview of which countries within or outside of the EU that are part of the EU digital COVID-19 certificate.

Vaccines that can be verified upon entry into Norway

Upon entry into Norway, the following vaccines can be verified:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Vaxzevria (Astra Zeneca)
  • Janssen
  • Covishield
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac 
  • Nuvaxovid

Please refer to the webpages of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health for detailed information.

Who can travel to Norway?

The restrictions on who can enter Norway was lifted as of midnight the night leading into November 26th. The rules that apply are now the same as prior to the coronavirus pandemic. See the webpages of the  Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) for further information.

Rules upon entry into Norway

Anyone arriving Norway must as a rule of thumb:

It is your duty to familiarize yourself with the rules including potential exceptions. If you do not meet the requirements or comply with the rules, you might be denied entry or prosecuted.

Fully vaccinated or undergone COVID-19

Anyone over the age of 16 years old must complete the travel registration form and get tested when entering Norway.

You do not need to present a negative test result prior to entry if you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the ­­preceding six months period. You must be able to document this via a valid COVID-19 certificate.

Documentation of a negative test result prior to entry

Anyone above the age of 18 years old should as a rule of thumb provide documentation of a negative test result for the coronavirus on a test taken less than 24 hours prior to entry to Norway. You do not need to provide such documentation if you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the last six months as documented via a valid COVID-19 certificate.

Test requirements:

  • Test method: PCR-based test or rapid antigen-based test
  • Must be taken less than 24 hours prior to arrival to Norway
  • Language: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German

If you arrive by air, the test can be taken during the last 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the first flight of your itinerary.

Certain exceptions apply. Please refer to the COVID-19 regulations for further information (in Norwegian).

Travel registration form when entering Norway

Anyone over the age of 16 years old entering Norway should as a rule of thumb complete the travel registration form prior to crossing the border.

After completing the digital registration, you will receive a receipt which you must then present to the police at the border control. You cannot register your journey any earlier than 72 hours prior to the time of arrival.

You will find the travel registration form here (regjeringen.no). Choose your language via the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.

If you have questions or require assistance in connection with the registration, please call +47 33 41 28 70. This service is operated by the Government. You can also send an email to support@entrynorway.no

The lines are open 24/7. Guidance in Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and Romanian is also available between 08:00-22:00.

There are exceptions to this requirement, including for:

  • Children under the age of 16 year old
  • Persons who are granted an undisclosed address

See the full list of exceptions in the COVID-19-regulations

Testing for the coronavirus upon arrival to Norway

As a rule of thumb, everyone is required to take a test for the coronavirus upon arrival to Norway. 

Persons who - without due reason - are not willing to undergo testing when arriving in Norway can choose to leave the country or be fined.

The test must be taken when crossing the border. You will need to take the rapid antigen-based test and then wait for the test result before proceeding.

If your test is positive you will need to take the PCR-based test within 24 hours of your arrival. If you arrive from a country outside the EEA / Switzerland and your rapid antigen-based test is positive, you will immediately need to take the PCR-based test - at the point of arrival.

If there is no test center at the point of entry or the test center is closed, you must take a rapid antigen-based test at a public test center or a self-test within 24 hours of entry.

There are some exceptions to the requirement, including:

  • Children under the age of 16 years old where it is disproportionately difficult to take the test.

See the complete list of exceptions to the test requirement in the COVID-19 regulations (in Norwegian)

Advice before travelling abroad

If you are going to travel abroad, several things should be considered. You should e.g. check what your travel insurance will cover.

Each country have their own rules for entry, and may introduce measures that might have consequences for you as a traveller.

You will need to familiarize yourself with the general travel advice for the country you are travelling to. See Re-Open EU for updated information on EU countries' rules and restrictions.

If you are going to travel or study in Europe, you should bring your European Health Insurance Card.

Links for futher advice

  • See Re-Open EU for updated information on EU countries' rules and restrictions
  • Information regarding how the coronavirus situation affects entering and residing in Norway, see UDI.no