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COVID-19 Information
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February 26, 2020

Last updated:   08/16/2022

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Effective 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information: 

  • As of February 12, 2022, the travel-restrictions upon entry into Norway were lifted. The same rules as prior to the COVID-19 pandemic apply. There are no requirements for testing, quarantine or registration upon arrival in Norway. Visit the Norwegian government website for further updates regarding testing, isolation and workplace guidance etc.
  • For detailed information about travel to Norway, please see Health Norway’s (FHI) website.
  • 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.
  • Commercial, public, and government services are open.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Norway?  Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • COVID-19 testing is widely available in Norway.
  • Only adults with symptoms are recommended to get tested. You can schedule an appointment via your local municipality’s website here. For more information, please see Health Norway´s website
  • “Fit for flight” tests have been offered at private clinics in Norway. Private clinics should be used prior to travel and paid for by the traveler, as the public test centers are for symptomatic patients and contact tracing. If a person is symptomatic or is classified as a close contact, the test may be carried out at a public lab, free of charge, however results may not be available within 72 hours. More information can be found on Health Norway’s website.
  • Private clinics are usually able to carry out the test the same day, or next day. At least one clinic (Legevakt Vest in Oslo) is open for testing every day, including weekends. It usually takes an average of 24-48 hours, but in some cases can take up to 72 hours, depending on the number of tests being processed.
  • The test costs approximately 1,000 – 1,500 NOK at most private clinics, but can cost up to 3,100 NOK at some locations for same-day results. Test result delivery methods vary. Most clinics appear to offer electronic delivery, but please contact the medical provider directly for information regarding test result delivery. Below are some examples of private clinics that provide COVID testing:
  • Legevakt Vest (Oslo)
  • Volvat (Oslo, Bergen, Drammen, Fredrikstad)
  • Aleris (Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Tromsø, and Strømmen)
  • Dr. Dropin at Oslo Airport Gardermoen
  • Søm Medical Clinic (Kristiansand)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Norway approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Norway for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Norway? Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson&Johnson with general practitioners approval.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? The remaining entry restrictions, i.e. the duty to complete entry registration and to produce a negative test prior to arrival, have been removed.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.
  • For more information regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.
  • Please see the Norwegian government’s website for an exhaustive list of questions and answers about entry to Norway.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Quarantine Information: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes.

Fines for Non-Compliance:  Not applicable anymore.

Consular Operations:

  • American Citizen Services: The U.S. Embassy in Oslo is open for a limited number of scheduled routine appointments. Emergency American citizen services appointments are available on a case-by-case basis.  Visit our U.S. Citizen Services information page for the most up-to-date information on consular operations.
  • Visa Services: The U.S. Embassy in Oslo is open for routine appointments.  Visit our Nonimmigrant Visas page for more detailed information on visa services.

Restrictions for Entering the United States:

You must be fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). Only limited exceptions apply. Find more information about the requirement of being fully vaccinated on the CDC website.  Exceptions to be fully vaccinated may be granted by CDC in very limited circumstances.  For instructions on how to request an exception, please see our website.

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