Requests for Pre-Departure Testing and Vaccination Exemptions

Effective December 6, 2021, all air passengers aged two and above are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day prior to departure, or documentation of recovery in the past 90 days.

Please note that COVID testing is widely available in Norway.

Waivers to the testing requirement and/or vaccination requirement may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel.  There are no waivers available for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.  Individuals – or air carriers seeking to allow boarding by potentially qualifying individuals – who believe they meet the criteria for a waiver should contact the U.S. Embassy at oslovisa@state.gov or osloacs@state.gov, and provide the information below.

The following information must be provided for each passenger:

  • Type of Humanitarian or emergency request
    • Exception from predeparture testing requirement; and/or
    • Exception for requirement for proof of being fully vaccinated
  • Name (family name/surname, given name), passport number and nationality
  • Cell phone number including country code, of passenger or head of household if family unit
  • Email address of passenger or head of household if family unit
  • U.S. destination address
    • Is U.S. destination home address?
  • Flight itinerary, including any connecting flights
    • Airline
    • Flight #
    • Departure airport and date of departure
    • Arrival airport and date of arrival
  • Vaccination Status
    • Fully Vaccinated
      • Name of vaccine product (or products if a combination)
      • Date of first dose
      • Date of second dose (if a two-dose series)
      • PDF or photograph of vaccination record
    • NOT Fully Vaccinated
  • Purpose of travel to the U.S. (provide brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed, and how travel will contribute to health and safety of passengers(s))
  • As applicable:
    • Justification for humanitarian exception for testing requirement (e.g. no testing available where passenger is located)
    • Justification for humanitarian or emergency exception to providing proof of being fully vaccinated (e.g. vaccine availability, passenger ineligible for vaccine at location, insufficient time to become fully vaccinated)
  • Documentation to support justification for exception if provided (e.g., medical records or orders for medical evacuation)
  • Information regarding any other solutions that were sought prior to application (e.g., flight changes, testing en route, assistance in obtaining testing/vaccination, etc.)

Once the required information is received, The U.S. Embassy will then submit the request to the CDC for consideration.