Health Alert – New U.S. COVID-19 Test Entry Requirement, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway (January 13, 2021)

Location: Norway Event: CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is  expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test  to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19, effective for inbound travelers beginning January …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway (December 22, 2020)

Location: Norway Event:  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Norway and other locations worldwide.  For information regarding the impact of COVID-19, visit our  COVID Information Page . To prevent the introduction of a new variant of Covid-19 discovered in the UK, effective Monday December 21, 2020,  Norway banned all direct flights from the United Kingdom to Norway  for a period of 48 …

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Travel Advisory: New Norwegian Entry and Quarantine Requirements

Below you will find updates to Norwegian entry requirements and quarantine information.  The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read country-specific  Travel Advisories  and  U.S. Embassy Oslo’s COVID-19 information page  for updated information.  U.S. citizens are not permitted to enter Norway unless the traveler qualifies for a travel exception.  The complete list of border closure exceptions and most up-to-date information can be found on the  Norwegian Directorate of Immigration COVID-19 information page. New entry requirements and …

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Alert: COVID-19 Regulations Update and Limited ACS Services

Below you will find updates to national and local novel coronavirus (COVID-19) mitigation measures and information on emergency appointments for consular services.  The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read country-specific  Travel Advisories  and  U.S. Embassy Oslo’s COVID-19 information page  for updated information. New National and Local COVID-19 Mitigation Measures:  On October 26, 2020, the Norwegian Government published new national restrictions to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  These national regulations went into effect October 28 and include limitations on …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (29 October 2020, 14:00)

A demonstration is planned to take place at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo off of Sørkedalsveien in the Huseby neighborhood on Thursday, October 29, 2020 beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. The start times of the demonstrations are variable, and we cannot accurately predict the number of demonstrators involved.  Furthermore, while most demonstrations in Oslo are …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (August 29, 2020 13:00)

­­Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – August 29, 2020 There are two demonstrations planned for this Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 1300 to 1500 hours at Eidsvoll Plass in front of the Storting (Parliament) in downtown Oslo – one by a group called “Stop islamisation of Norway” (SIAN) and a counter-protest by Oslo …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – August 11, 2020

The Department of State has lifted the level 4 global health advisory to avoid all international travel.  The Department of State now advises that all citizens reconsider travel to Norway due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Norway due …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (15 June 2020, 16:00)

­­Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 5 June 2020 A demonstration is planned to take place at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo off of Sørkedalsveien in the Huseby neighborhood on Monday, June 15, 2020, related to ongoing protests occurring across the United States.  The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 1630 (4:30 p.m.) at …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (5 June 2020, 14:00-20:00)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 5 June 2020 A demonstration is planned to take place at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo off of Sørkedalsveien in the Huseby neighborhood today, June 5, 2020, related to protests occurring across the United States.  The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 1600 (4:00 p.m.) at the U.S. …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – May 29, 2020

Updates: On May 29, the Norwegian government announced that routine travel between Norway and Denmark will be allowed without quarantine starting June 15.  For more information, see the May 29 press release . On May 28, the Norwegian government updated quarantine rules and announced that work travel between the Nordic countries will be allowed starting June 1.  For more …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – May 19, 2020

Updates: On May 15, the Norwegian government announced travel guidance focused on leisure travel, but also included guidance that entry restrictions and quarantine will remain in effect until August 20.  For more information, see the May 15 press release . Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new Level 4 Global Health Advisory  recommending …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 23, 2020

Updates: In response to comments from our subscribers, we have sought and obtained permission to reduce the frequency of these messages to one per week, subject to more frequent messages as future events or developments may warrant. The Department of State has implemented a solution to the problem preventing subscribers from unsubscribing from STEP alerts.  If …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 15, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new  Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 14, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new  Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 8, 2020

Updates: On April 7, the Norwegian government announced plans to begin relaxing certain COVID-19 prevention measures in a couple of weeks with a focus on opening schools.  For more information, see the press release  (not yet available in English). Due to the impact of COVID-19 on operations at U.S. Passport Agencies, we expect significant delays in processing full-validity …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 6, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return …

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Alert: Health Alert, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway

Health Alert, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway Location: Norway Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Norway. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has no plans to arrange repatriation flights in …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 3, 2020

Highlights: New Global Level 4 Health Advisory . Note on daily alerts – We realize that constant messaging has its drawbacks, however every day more and more United States citizens are registering for STEP and many are seeing this information for the first time.  For some recipients this is beneficial new information.  We are sending these daily alerts as part of …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 1, 2020

Highlights: New Global Level 4 Health Advisory . Note on daily alerts – We realize that constant messaging has its drawbacks, however every day more and more United States citizens are registering for STEP and many are seeing this information for the first time.  For some recipients this is beneficial new information.  We are sending these daily alerts as part …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 31, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock.  If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 30, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 27, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Travel Advisory  recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 26, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 25, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 16, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Country-Specific Information: Norway has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Entry and Exit Requirements: Effective March 15th, 2020 the Norwegian Government will close the border to foreign nationals who lack a residence …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 01/15/2021 Country-Specific Information:  All arriving travelers to Norway must register their entry . Travelers must be able to confirm that they have suitable accommodation for quarantine purposes. Updated information about national and local COVID-19 prevention measures, as well as information about quarantine and testing is available on Health Norway’s website . In municipalities with high infection rates (including Oslo) …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo (January 7, 2020) Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists.  We highly encourage everyone …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (9 November 2019, 15:00-16:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 9 November 2019 Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event: A planned demonstration by a group called the “Young Kurds Norway National Association” will take place this Saturday, November 9 …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (2 November 2019, 14:00-16:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 2 November 2019 Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event: A planned demonstration/ march by a group called the “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet” will take place this Saturday, November 2 from 14:00 to …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (19 October 2019, 14:00-18:00)

Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event: A  planned demonstration/ march by a group called the “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet and Solidaritet med Kurdistan” will take place this Saturday, October 19 from 14:00 to 18:00 starting at the Trafikanten meeting point in …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (12 October 2019, 15:00-17:00)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – October 12, 2019 Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event:  A  planned demonstration/ march by a group called the “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet and Solidaritet med Kurdistan” will take place this Saturday, …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (12 January 2019, 13:00-14:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway –  12 January 2019 Location:  Demonstration at Stortinget (Parliament) downtown Oslo, Norway  Event:  A demonstration is planned to take place in the Stortinget area this Saturday, 12 January from 13:00 to 14:00.  The demonstration is related to wildlife management and conservation of Norway’s wolf population.  Previous demonstrations …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (21 December 2018, 16:00-17:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 21 December 2018 Location: Across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Morgedalsvegen 36 Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, December 21, 2018, from 16:00-17:00.  A Kurdish group is demonstrating against the U.S. announcement to withdraw from Syria.  Norwegian Police expect approximately 50 participants …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (13 November 2018, 14:00-15:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 13 November 2018 Norwegian Police have advised of a demonstration planned for today November 13th, from 14:00-15:00 at the Embassy.  The protest group includes Uyghur activists demonstrating against the government of China.  Norwegian Police expect approximately 50 participants to assemble in the grassy area next to …

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