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:

Due to the ongoing lockdown in South Africa, VFS is closed for applications indefinitely.

For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.


Letters of admissibility into Norway for foregin nationals

The Norwegian Embassy is aware that South African Authorities currently require from their own nationals who want to leave the country a 

“…  Proof that confirms your admissibility in the form of a letter from the embassy or other diplomatic / consular representative of your country of normal residence, confirming your right of residence in that country and that you are permitted to return thereto under the current circumstances.  If returning by road or connecting flights, the proof submitted to us needs to include each transiting countries permission for your travel.”

Please note that the Norwegian Missions abroad are not in a position to issue such letters of admissibility. However, for serving the purpose, you may find the confirmation useful, which you can download here.