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Norway

Norway

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2 October 2021


Certificate adoption

Yes, 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


Instrument type

Vaccination and immunity based 


Certificate details

EU Digital COVID Certificate information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Date of issuance

Also, an EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either

  • Vaccine against covid-19 (vaccine certificate)
  • Negative test result from testing for ongoing covid-19 infection taken within 72 hours before arrival (test certificate)
  • Recovery from covid-19 (recovery certificate)


Certificate format

Digital and paper format


Entry protocol

  • There are limitations as to who can enter Norway.
    • You must be able to document that you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the previous six months via a valid COVID-19 certificate.
    • You are residing in a green country or area and have been there for 10 days prior to entering Norway
  • Rules upon entry into Norway If you are allowed to enter Norway and are not fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the previous six months, you will need to:
    • Complete the registration form prior to travelling.
    • Present documentation of a negative test result for the coronavirus taken less than 24 hours prior to entry.
    • Undergo testing upon arrival in Norway.
    • Enter a 10 days quarantine period.
  • 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 You do not need to present a negative test result, fill in the registration form, undego teting upon arrival or enter a travel quarantine 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.
  • Travel registration form when entering Norway Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the preceding six months period should 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.
  • Testing for the coronavirus upon arrival to Norway Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the preceding six months period 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 at the airport or 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.
  • Travel quarantine Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the preceding six months period must as a rule of thumb stay in quarantine for 10 days after the date of their arrival in Norway. Where to complete the travel quarantine will depend on which country or area you arrived from when entering Norway. See an overview of where to complete your travel quarantine here. Violation of the quarantine duty is a criminal offence. How to complete the travel quarantine Your travel quarantine period is 10 days starting from the day of your arrival to Norway.
  • If you are in quarantine you should:
    • Stay at the quarantine hotel, alternatively at home or another suitable location if you are exempt.
    • Not go to work, school or kindergarten.
    • Not travel domestically.
    • Not seek places where it is difficult to keep a sufficient distance to other people.
    • Not use public transport (with the exception of traveling from your place of arrival to the place where you will be in quarantine, or the opposite direction when leaving Norway prior to completing your quarantine duty period. Anyone over the age of 12 should then wear a face mask.)
    • Not seek out public places such as shops, pharmacies and cafes. If unavoidable, you can conduct necessary errands in the store or pharmacy but ensure that you maintain a sufficient distance to others.
    • Avoid having visitors.
    • Children cannot meet up with playmates other than those who are part of the same household.
    • You can go for a walk, but keep a good distance to others.
    • Children and young people should have the opportunity to play.
    • Accompanying children for outdoor activities at least once a day is encouraged.
    • Many shops, suppliers and restaurants offer online shopping, home delivery or sound solutions for picking up goods.
    • One dose of the vaccine more than three weeks ago If you have received one dose of the vaccine and more than three weeks have since passed, you can take the test (PCR-based) three days after arrival and end your quarantine of the test result comes back negative.
    • You must be able to document that you have received one dose of the vaccine more than three weeks ago via a valid COVID-19 certificate.
  • If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the time of your travel quarantine, you will need to contact the local health services for testing. If the test result is negative, you must still complete the rest of your quarantine period.
  • If you have lingering symptoms after completing your quarantine period you must stay at home until you have recovered (meaning you feel well and do not have a fever), even if some symptoms of a respiratory tract infection lingers.


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

  • Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2
  • Moderna mRNA-1273
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Ad26.COV2.S

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

EMA-Approved Vaccines for Travel

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • AstraZeneca EU (Vaxzevria)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)

Border status

Partial open. European Economic Area(EEA) nationals, people from other countries who reside in the EEA, and people residing in the UK and Switzerland may enter Norway.