The Norwegian Government has gathered Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities in one page. This contains up-to-date information and links to the different authorities. Please visit this page for details. The information provided below is a subset of the information and advice.
Who can enter Norway:
All Norwegian citizens can enter Norway, regardless of reason for traveling. As a foreign citizen residing in the U.S., if you are unsure if you can enter Norway at this time, please see: Residing in a country outside the EU/EEA/Schengen - UDI
The U.S. CDC vaccine card is not accepted as proof of vaccination upon entry to Norway. To be considered fully vaccinated your vaccine must be registered in one of the following registries:
- the Norwegian, Swedish or Danish registries which has a certificate with a QR code that can be verified by the Norwegian authorities, or
- a COVID-19 certificate following the EU rules for digital corona certificates. The Norwegian government can only advise on how to register the vaccine in the Norwegian system.
To register your vaccine in the Norwegian system you must have a Norwegian national ID-number or D-number:
Entry of international COVID-19 vaccination into the Norwegian Immunisation Registry SYSVAK - regjeringen.no
Once the vaccine is registered in SYSVAK, you must retrieve the QR code from Helsenorge. If you have digital access to Helsenorge, you can retrieve your information directly from Helsenorge – din helse på nett - helsenorge.no. If you do not have digital access, you can get the QR code mailed to you: COVID-19 certificate for non-digital users.
Quarantine upon entry:
The current quarantine rules and regulations can be found here (in Norwegian only):
Karantenesjekken: Se hvilke regler som gjelder for deg - Helsedirektoratet
Information in English:
Entry quarantine and rules upon arrival in Norway - NIPH (fhi.no)
If you can provide documentation of having compelling compassionate grounds or other weighty considerations for not staying in a quarantine hotel when entering Norway, you may apply for an exemption:
Application for exemption from quarantine hotel - UDI
People arriving in Norway from countries/areas that are subject to quarantine must register before crossing the border. This also applies to Norwegian citizens, but not to people who qualify as fully vaccinated and people who have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 12 months (must be registered in the same way as vaccinations).