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Norway Travel Restrictions

76.67% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 76.57% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Norway.

Norway entry details and exceptions

Entry to Norway is applicable to Norwegian citizens, foreigners residing in Norway, foreigners who are family members of an EU/EEA citizen who is going to settle in Norway, or an EU/EEA citizen who is a family member of a Norwegian citizen who is going to settle in Norway, foreigners invited by the Norwegian authorities and employees of international organizations and foreigners who are going to stopover at an airport in Norway.

People with essential works like journalists, diplomats, military personnel, seafarers, aviation personnel and scientists with their crew members on a marine research cruise can also enter Norway.

Travelers from selected third countries approved by EU can enter Norway provided that their reason is to visit their family members (spouse, cohabitant for t least two years, children or stepchildren, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, parents or stepparents and grandparents). Travelers must provide a document proving that they are visiting a family member who are citizens or resident of Norway.

Permitted travelers (except for fully vaccinated individuals) must fill out the Digital entry registration prior to arrival in Norway. The receipt to be received must be presented to the police at the border.

Norway only accepts vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Currently, only a certificate (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, or EU digital COVID-19 certificate) with a QR code can be verified by Norwegian authorities.

Further details about entering Norway can be found here and on this site.


Outgoing travel to NorwayTravelling from New Zealand to Norway

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Norway.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative PCR test (in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German) before arrival in Norway. Upon arrival at the border, they will need to be tested again.

Children under 12, fully vaccinated travelers (administered with 2 doses of vaccine and 1 for single dose vaccine - Janssen) and individuals who recovered from COVID-19 who received 1 dose of vaccine at least one week prior to travel are exempt from testing.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Norway.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Everyone arriving in Norway, except from safe areas, are required to quarantine. Quarantine may be stopped if a negative test result is presented 3 days after arrival for children under 18 years of age and those who have had their first vaccine dose between 3 and 15 weeks ago. For other travelers, quarantine will be stopped if a certificate of negative test is provided 7 days after arrival. Fully vaccinated and individuals who recovered from COVID-19 for the last 180 days are exempt from quarantine.

Documents
Pre Registration Form

72 hours before arrival in Norway.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Norway

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Norway must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Norway will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Norway. Please check the official guidelines from Norway for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Norway without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Norway.

  • Mask usage in Norway is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Norway are open with restrictions. Bars in Norway are open with restrictions.

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