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Stricter rules for testing and quarantine

From Monday 25 January, people travelling to Norway must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to arrival. The test must be taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure instead of 72 hours.

To stop the mutated virus, the Norwegian Government has implemented stricter rules for testing and entry quarantine. People travelling to Norway must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to arrival. The test is required to be taken within 24 hours prior to departure instead of 72 hours (which was the previous requirement). This will be effective form Monday 25 January at 00:01 Oslo time. Persons who are travelling by air must have the test done 24 hours before the scheduled departure time for the first part of the flight. The flight can be a direct flight to Norway or a continuous flight to Norway with stopovers at other airports. This will open for travellers from other continents with longer travel time.

Furthermore, all persons must undergo testing at the Norwegian border. For persons who have been to the UK, South Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Brazil the test at the border must be a PCR test. The quarantine rules are being tightened and will now apply to arrivals from all countries, with fewer exemptions in place and increased requirements in terms of testing.

For details information: Stricter rules for testing and quarantine upon arrival to stop coronavirus mutation - regjeringen.no