Travel and border information for Norway

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Travelinformation Norway - Photo:MFA/Birkely
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Covid-19 Restrictions on entry and visa applications

As a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19, extensive restrictions on entry to Norway has been introduced for foreign nationals. Foreigners without residence permit will be rejected at the border, and visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted until further notice.

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 not be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at VFS’ application centers. Some of the application centers will however open for submissions of residence permit applications to Norway starting July 8th 2020.

Please refer to VFS Covid-19 customer advisory or contact VFS Call center for enquiries.