Travel and border information for Norway

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Change in travel-advice to the Netherlands & quarantine requirements when arriving in Norway

Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands, the Norwegian government has decided to advise against all non-essential travel to the Netherlands. Furthermore, anyone arriving in Norway from the Netherlands will be required to go into quarantine for 10 days. Travellers must provide proof of residency for a continuous stay at a registered Norwegian address for the first 10 days after arriving in Norway. This change will apply from Saturday 15 August.

Today (Wednesday 12 August), the Norwegian government announced new travel restrictions to the Netherlands and a number of other countries in Europe (Read the full press release in Norwegian here)

The criteria used as a basis for assessing the covid-19 situation can be found on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.The the Norwegian Institute of Public Health updates the overview of which countries and regions fulfil the criteria at least every 14 days.

The Norwegian government advises its citizens against all non-essential travel to the Netherlands. Please also make sure to consult the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice to Norway.

If you nonetheless decide to travel to Norway from the Netherlands, you will be required to go into quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Norway. Travellers must provide proof of residency for a continuous stay at a registered Norwegian address for the first 10 days after arriving in Norway. Persons who cannot document having a place to stay at the same address for the ten days of quarantine can be denied entry to Norway. The Norwegian Health authorities have created a webpage with more information about travel quarantine requirements

This requirement is also applicable for those travellers who make a stopover/transit at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

For further questions and answers about entry requirements and travel to Norway, please see the websites of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).

Please note that the Embassy does not have any other information than provided on the above-mentioned webpages.