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 updateinformation. 

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 quarantine information  

On November 7, the Norwegian Government announced that a negative COVID-19 test would be required upon arrival in Norway, for those arriving from a red country, effective November 8.  Travelers who cannot present documentation of a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival may be refused entry.  Please see the press release for more information.

On November 10, the Norwegian Government published information regarding mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival in Norway, effective November 9.  Please see the press release for more information and exceptions.  Border police provide information regarding quarantine hotels upon arrival.

Entry/Exit, Quarantine, and Local Resources: 

Please visit the U.S. Embassy Oslo’s COVID-19 information page for more information on entry and exit requirementsquarantine regulations, and other U.S. and Norwegian resources.   If you have questions after reviewing this page and the relevant U.S. or Norwegian authoritiesplease contact us at OsloACS@state.gov.