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. Only certain categories of travellers are allowed to enter Norway.

Please visit this page to see if you belong to any of the groups that currently are allowed entry:

For rules and requirements when entering Norway, please visit:


  • All people entering Norway will be required to register their name, contact details, place of quarantine and employer (if applicable) and any other information requested (link: Registration form for persons travelling to Norway and confirmation of suitable accommodation for quarantine purposes -
  • Negative Covid-19 test not older than 72 hours when arriving Norway
  • Mandatory testing for Covid-19 for all travellers to Norway. The test must be done as soon as possible and within 24 hours after arrival at the latest. Travellers must enter Norway through border stations with testing facilities or through border stations with police control. Several smaller border stations will be closed.
  • Mandatory 10-day entry quarantine in suitable location

The VFS in South Africa has resumed operations one day a week– Mondays 09:00 – 12:00. Booking for appointment is mandatory. Please visit:

Visa applications in Lilongwe: VFS Lilongwe has resumed operations one day a week -  Mondays 09:00 – 12:00. For visa applicants going to Norway: Please contact the VFS in Malawi stating your name and the purpose of your planned trip, in order for obtaining an appointment. Booking for appointment is mandatory

IMPORTANT: The representation agreements with other Schengen countries are still suspended.  Applicants wishing to visit another Schengen country than Norway are advised to contact the relevant European Schengen Embassy responsible for Malawi.

For any enquiries, please contact the VFS

VFS South Africa:

VFS Malawi: