Travel and border information for Norway

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Restrictions on entry into Norway (COVID-19)

The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway under provisions of a Norwegian law relating to the control of communicable diseases. For the time being and until further notice, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.

For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:

Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway:

Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway. 

Please note the following information concerning VFS Norway visa application centers for submission of applications for residence permits to Norway:

Beijing, Shenyang, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha and Kunming centers are open Tuesdays and Thursday from 09:00 to 12:00. Wuhan and Xi’an centers are closed.

Shanghai, Hangzhou and Guangzhou centers are open Mondays and Thursday 09:00 to 12:00 (Hangzhou 10:00 to 13:00).

Hong Kong center is open Wednesdays from 09:00 to 14:00.

Seoul center is open Thursdays and Fridays from 09:00 to 12:00

Tokyo center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00 to 12:00.

Ulan Bator center has regular opening hours.


For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center or the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing at [email protected].