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The coronavirus and guidelines

We take the safety of our guests and employees very seriously, and do not want any of our guests or employees to be infected by Covid-19. We therefore encourage all our guests to follow the authorities and our local guidelines to prevent infection and prevent disease. This means, among other things, being careful with hygiene, distance to other guests and washing hands / using available hand disinfection.

Infectious measures on our attractions and activities

We have implemented several measures to secure you as a guest and our employees in the unfortunate situation we are in:

  1. We have measures to prevent the spread of infection to our destinations and activities based on requirements from the authorities and recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
  2. We follow the authorities' recommendations on green, yellow, and red levels (the traffic light model) on infection in the population and make continuous risk assessments on the scaling of measures related to risk.
  3. We have routines and guidelines for measures in case of suspicion or infection of employees or guests.

Our measures of the various attractions, activities, and accommodations:

Bookingterms after May 05. 2020

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General information Coronavirus and travelling to Norway

Travellers from the EU and some other countries outside the EU who possess a valid Covid certificate are allowed to enter Norway without having to quarantine, provide negative test results, or register their entry. Travellers from green European areas/countries are also allowed to enter Norway, but need to comply with certain requirements. See important details below.

Updated September 8, 2021

Entry from Europe and nearby countries

If you live in the EU/EEA/Schengen area and have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had COVID-19 in the last 6 months, you can enter Norway when you can document this with a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or a valid Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish Covid certificate with a QR code. From Friday, September 3, at 17.00, Turkey, Ukraine, and Northern Macedonia will align with the EU certificate scheme. The vaccine you have been given must be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), or health authorities in the UK, USA , or WHO.
 
The digital NHS Covid Pass for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is also valid. From Friday, September 3 at 17.00, those traveling with a valid Scottish Covid certificate, verifiable with a QR code, are also permitted to enter Norway, subject to the same conditions described above. 
 
You will not have have to quarantine, undergo any tests, or register when you enter Norway this way. Please note that a traditional paper vaccination card is not accepted as valid documentation.
 
If you arrive by plane or ferry, the arrival procedure is normally quick and easy. At some main border crossings, for example between Sweden and Norway at Svinesund, you can expect some queues if you come by car. 
 
Unvaccinated children may enter Norway if their parents possess a valid Covid certificate, but they must take a test upon arrival (children under 12 may be exempt from this under certain circumstances). Unvaccinated children also need to quarantine, but may end their quarantine if they test negative no earlier than three days after arrival. The same applies to persons who received their first vaccine dose between three and 15 weeks prior to their date of arrival.
 
 

Entry from green areas in Europe

If you reside in a green area or a country in most of Europeyou can also enter Norway without having to quarantine or take a test before arrival (although you will need to take a mandatory test at the border). For this to apply, you need to have stayed in a green area for the last 10 days prior to entering Norway.

Important information about travellers coming from green areas and how they can travel to Norway.

See which areas are greenorangereddark red and purple, and read more about entry, quarantine, duty to register on arrival, and testing rules on The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website. Changes to colour ratings are usually announced on Fridays and new regulations take effect at midnight on the following Monday.

Please note that colour ratings can change at short notice if there is an outbreak or if the virus situation changes. 

Travellers may experience longer waiting times than normal on arrival at airports and border controls in Norway, due to the need for testing and increased checks. Remember to arrive at the airport in good time before your departure. More information about flying to and from Norway is available at Avinor's website.

Registration duty on arrival to Norway

To help with coronavirus tracking and tracing, most travellers who do not possess a valid COVID certificate will be required to register their entry to Norway on the Norwegian government’s website before arrival. If you do not wish to register online, you can submit a form to the police at the border.

Entry from non-green areas and countries outside Europe

If you live in an area that is not rated green, or arrive from most other countries outside the EU/EEA, you are currently not permitted to enter Norway unless you possess a valid EU COVID certificate or an other type of approved certificate, or if one of the exemptions on this page applies to you. 

From September 12, close family members and those in an established relationship, who arrive from a "purple" country (EU's selected third countries) outside EU/EEA may be permitted to enter Norway in certain circumstances.

Travellers who are permitted to enter Norway from areas that are exempt or who travel via non-green areas (including transit or by public transportation), and who don't possess a valid EU COVID certificate or other approved certificate, must quarantine at a quarantine hotel or at an approved location. 

Quarantine

If you are arriving from or have visited an area requiring quarantine during the last 10 days, please see more detailed information about the rules for quarantine and testing upon arrival.

The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for both private individuals (adults) and employees.

If you are not required to stay at a quarantine hotel, it is important to remember that you are still required to complete your quarantine at a suitable location. During your quarantine, you should avoid close contact with others sharing the space, such as family members.

Further information

Please be aware that both national and local rules and regulations related to coronavirus and travelling in Norway may change frequently and at short notice. All travellers, both international and domestic, are therefore encouraged to seek out the most up-to-date information by visiting these relevant websites. It is recommended that you continue to follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and abide by valid local regulations.

For the latest information and advice about the Coronavirus situation and travel, see:

The Government’s travel information pages about entry to Norway. Here you also find links to travel information in a broad range of other languages,  including Polish, Arabic, Russian, Somali, Urdu, Turkish and some more. 

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)’s official website.

The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s official website (helsenorge.no).

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website.

Source: www.visitnorway.com | Updated 22. September 2021