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Can I go to Norway? Travel restrictions from the UK explained

By Sarah James

Bergen Norway

As of Friday 18 March 2022, all Covid travel rules have been dropped in the UK. This means that any travellers returning to the UK from Norway don't need to take any tests or quarantine on arrival in the UK and no longer need to fill out a passenger locator form . But what are the rules for entering Norway, and which tests are needed? Here’s what you need to know.

What are the entry requirements for Norway?

It's now much easier to travel to and from Norway. There are currently no travel restrictions upon entering Norway – the same rules as prior to the pandemic now apply. As of Tuesday 1 March, travellers arriving into Svalbard no longer have to show evidence of a negative Covid test. 

Wherever you're travelling, it's always best to check the government guidelines for your destination before booking and well ahead of your trip. It's also always wise to get travel insurance with Covid cover . 

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Can I travel to Norway from the United Kingdom?

Most visitors from the United Kingdom, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Norway.

Can I travel to Norway if I am vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Norway without restrictions.

Can I travel to Norway without being vaccinated?

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Norway without restrictions.

Do I need a COVID test to enter Norway?

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Norway.

Can I travel to Norway without quarantine?

Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

Do I need to wear a mask in Norway?

Mask usage in Norway is not required in public spaces and public transportation.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Norway?

Restaurants in Norway are open. Bars in Norway are .

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COVID-19 Requirements

There are no COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens. 

Visit the  Royal Norwegian Embassy  website for the most current visa information.

Traveling Through Europe:  If you are planning to visit or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement. 

  • Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay if you plan on transiting a Schengen country; review our U.S. Travelers in Europe page .   
  • You will need sufficient proof of funds and a return plane ticket. 
  • For additional information about visas for the Schengen area, see the Schengen Visa page.

HIV/AIDS Restrictions:  The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Norway. 

Find information on  dual nationality ,  prevention of international child abduction , and  customs regulations  on our websites.

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Terroris m: Terrorist groups and those inspired by such organizations are intent on attacking U.S. citizens abroad. Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack – including knives, firearms, and vehicles – to more effectively target crowds. Frequently, their aim is unprotected or vulnerable targets, such as:

  • High-profile public events (sporting contests, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.)
  • Hotels, clubs, and restaurants frequented by tourists
  • Places of worship
  • Shopping malls and markets
  • Public transportation systems (including subways, buses, trains, and scheduled commercial flights) 

For more information, see our Terrorism page. 

Crime:  Norway has a low level of crime and violent crime is uncommon.

  • The most likely forms of crime, especially in the Oslo metropolitan area, include residential and office burglaries and petty thefts.
  • Pickpocketing and petty theft occur more frequently in major tourist areas, hotel lobbies, train and transit stations, and surrounding areas. The Oslo Central train station is an especially popular area for pickpockets and bag snatchers.
  • Although rare, violent and weapons-related crimes do occur in areas known to have drug trafficking and gang problems, such as certain parts of eastern Oslo. As in any other urban area, you should remain aware of your surroundings at all times.

International Financial Scams:   See the  Department of State  and the  FBI  pages for information.

Victims of Crime:  Report crimes to the local police by dialing 112 and contact the U.S. Embassy at +(47) 2130-8540. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

See our webpage on  help for U.S. victims of crime overseas .

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  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide information on  victim’s compensation programs in the United States
  • assist you in accessing Norway’s program to provide financial compensation to victims who suffer serious criminal injuries, via the  Norwegian Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority .
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Domestic Violence:  U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance. Victims may also contact:

Police (non-emergency)  02 800  Oslo Emergency Room  116 117  Helpline for Children and Youth  116 111  Hotline for Victims of Sexual Assault  800 57 000  DIXI Center for Victims of Rape  22 44 40 50  Oslo Crisis Center  22 48 03 80  National Association for Victims of Crime  22 16 40 00

Tourism:  The tourism industry is generally regulated, and rules are regularly enforced. Hazardous areas/activities are usually identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. At certain times of year, there are increased risks of avalanche and hidden crevasses in mountainous areas throughout Norway.  Rapid weather changes may also create hazards in backcountry areas.  We encourage you to check with local authorities and websites showing current conditions before engaging in outdoor sporting activities. If you plan to travel to Svalbard, please see more information below. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on  insurance providers for overseas coverage .

Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties:  You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be deported, arrested, or imprisoned. For instance, it is generally illegal to carry knives or other sharp objects in Norway. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities before practicing or operating a business.  

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on  crimes against minors abroad  and the  Department of Justice  website.

Arrest Notification:  If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.  See our  webpage  for further information.

Svalbard:  The Svalbard archipelago consists of nine main islands located midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole.  You need a passport to enter Svalbard.

  • Unlike Norway’s mainland, Svalbard is not party to the Schengen Agreement and air travelers to Svalbard from Norway will depart the Schengen Zone prior to boarding.
  • Travelers to Svalbard face unique hazards given the extreme weather conditions and limited transport infrastructure.
  • The U.S. Embassy has no direct representation on Svalbard, limiting its ability to provide emergency consular services.
  • Verify that you have adequate travel, medical, and medical evacuation insurance to cover the potential costs of medical treatment or repatriation before you travel to Svalbard.
  • Although road systems exist within the three largest towns – Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, and Ny-Alesund – they do not connect with each other, making sea, snowmobile, or limited air service the only options for traveling throughout Svalbard.
  • Tourism to Ny-Alesund is restricted due to its status as a research facility and the danger of polar bear attacks.
  • There have been several reported instances of death or injury to tourists in the Svalbard archipelago due to animal attacks and boating incidents, often involving unpredictable weather or ocean conditions.
  • In cases of illness or injury, a clinic in Longyearbyen can provide limited emergency care until medical evacuation to Tromsoe is available.
  • You should consult the  Svalbard Tourist Board  for the latest travel conditions and information before you go.

Counterfeit and Pirated Goods:  Although counterfeit and pirated goods are prevalent in many countries, they may still be illegal according to local laws. You may also pay fines or have to give them up if you bring them back to the United States.  See the U.S. Department of Justice website for more information.

Child Protection Laws:  The treatment of children is taken very seriously in Norway. All forms of corporal punishment of children are against the law, and any form of violence, humiliating treatment, or neglect may result in the child being taken away from parents by the Norwegian authorities and placed into long-term care by Norway’s social services.

Faith-Based Travelers:  See the following webpages for details:

  • Faith-Based Travel Information
  • International Religious Freedom Report  – see country reports
  • Human Rights Report  – see country reports
  • Hajj Fact Sheet for Travelers
  • Best Practices for Volunteering Abroad

LGBTQI+Travelers:  There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Norway.

See our  LGBTI Travel Information  page and section 6 of our  Human Rights report  for further details.

Travelers with Disabilities:   While in Norway, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from that in the United States.

  • Oslo Gardermoen International Airport is accessible to wheelchair users and the staff is very helpful with accessibility issues.
  • The Oslo subway/light-rail system (T-banen) has above-average wheelchair accessibility.
  • Taxi drivers are generally helpful in assisting wheelchair users.  It is possible to order taxis with wheelchair lifts.
  • From December to March it is extremely difficult for wheelchair users to navigate Oslo’s streets without assistance due to snow and ice.
  • Shopping malls, hotels, public buildings, and most modern structures will have accessible toilets.
  • Fewer than half of the restaurants in Norway are wheelchair accessible and many have restrooms located up or down a flight of stairs.
  • Many modern public structures, such as shopping centers, substitute inclined moving walkways/ramps for elevators, which are difficult for wheelchair users to use safely.
  • Norway’s Tourist Board website  offers accessibility information specifically for ferries.

Students :  See our  Students Abroad  page and  FBI travel tips .

Women Travelers:  See our travel tips for  Women Travelers .

There are several options for obtaining COVID-19 tests at local clinics, at your own expense (from $70-$200 per person, depending on test type and wait time).  

  • https://oslohelse.no/covid-19-test-services/
  • https://drdropin.no/en/coronatest/testclinic/oslo
  • https://www.volvat.no/lokasjoner/oslo/tjenester/corona-test/
  • https://www.kry.no/en/covid-offering/  

Results are provided via email or may be picked up at some clinics as soon as two hours after testing. 

COVID-19 Vaccines:  The COVID-19 vaccine is available for U.S. citizens to receive in Norway. Vaccinations are provided by the municipalities in Norway. In Oslo, vaccinations are available at the Nydalen vaccination centre . Visit the Nydalen vaccination centre website for contact details and hours. Visit the FDA's website to  learn more about FDA-approved vaccines  in the United States.  

Medical facilities are widely available and of high quality but may be limited outside larger urban areas. The remote and sparse populations in northern Norway and the dependence on ferries to cross fjords of western Norway may affect transportation and ready access to medical facilities. The U.S. Embassy in Oslo maintains a  list of emergency medical and dental clinics  in major cities.

We do not pay medical bills.   Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

Medical Insurance:   Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more  information on insurance providers for overseas coverage . Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on type of insurance you should consider before you travel overseas.

We strongly recommend  supplemental insurance  to cover medical evacuation. If traveling with prescription medication, check with the  government of Norway  to ensure the medication is legal in Norway.  Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription. 

Vaccinations:   Be up-to-date on all  vaccinations  recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further health information:

  • World Health Organization
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC)

Ambulance services are widely available.

Air Quality:  Visit AirNow Department of State for information on air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates. 

The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of doctors and hospitals . We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.

Health facilities in general:

  • Adequate health facilities are available throughout the country, but health care in rural areas may be below U.S. standards.
  • Medical staff may speak limited English.
  • Generally, in public hospitals only minimal staff is available overnight in non-emergency wards. 
  • Patients bear all costs for transfer to or between hospitals.
  • Psychological and psychiatric services are limited, even in the larger cities, with hospital-based care only available through government institutions.

Medical Tourism and Elective Surgery 

  • Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for information on Medical Tourism, the risks of medical tourism, and what you can do to prepare before traveling to Norway.
  • We strongly recommend supplemental insurance  to cover medical evacuation in the event of unforeseen medical complications. 
  • Your legal options in case of malpractice are very limited in Norway.  

Pharmaceuticals 

  • Exercise caution when purchasing medication overseas. Pharmaceuticals, both over the counter and requiring prescription in the United States, are often more difficult to obtain in Norway. Medication should be purchased in consultation with a medical professional and from reputable establishments.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration are responsible for rules governing the transport of medication back to the United States.  Medication purchased abroad must meet their requirements to be legally brought back into the United States.  Medication should be for personal use and must be approved for usage in the United States.  Please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration websites for more information.  
  • Norway does not allow the importation of some medications that are legal in the United States by prescription.   Please review Norway’s rules on medications:  Bringing medicines into Norway by travel - Legemiddelverket . 

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy

Surrogacy is illegal in Norway.

Adventure Travel 

  • Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information about Adventure Travel .
  • The tourism industry is generally regulated, and rules are regularly enforced. Hazardous areas/activities are usually identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities.
  • In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country.  Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance.
  • At certain times of year, there are increased risks of avalanche and hidden crevasses in mountainous areas throughout Norway.  Rapid weather changes may also create hazards in backcountry areas.  We encourage you to check with local authorities and websites showing current conditions before engaging in outdoor sporting activities.
  • If you plan to travel to Svalbard, please see more information above.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.  See our webpage for more information on  insurance providers for overseas coverage .

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety:   The maintenance and condition of urban roads is generally good. Rural road conditions are fair, and the availability of roadside assistance is limited.

  • Roadside assistance is mainly provided by two service providers in Norway: Viking (phone number +47 06000) and Falck (phone number +47 02222). Both service providers operate with 24/7 duty phones.
  • Most roadways beyond the city limits of Oslo and other major cities tend to be simple two-lane roads. In mountainous areas of Norway, the roads tend to be narrow, winding, and have many tunnels.
  • Road conditions vary greatly , depending on weather and time of year. Extreme weather, floods, and landslides can occur. This can disrupt both rail and road travel.
  • The use of winter tires is mandatory on all motor vehicles from November to April.
  • Many mountain roads are closed due to snow from late fall to late spring.

Traffic Laws: Norwegian law requires that drivers always use headlights when driving. Norwegian law also requires drivers to yield to vehicles coming from the right, except in a traffic circle, when drivers are required to yield to vehicles already in the circle.

  • Seatbelts are mandatory for drivers and passengers.
  • It is illegal to use a hand-held cell phone while driving; violators risk a fine of 1,300 kroner (approximately $215).
  • Automatic cameras placed by the police along roadways help enforce speed limits, which are often lower than in other European countries.  Fines – and sometimes even jail time – are imposed for violations.
  • The maximum legal blood alcohol content level for driving a car in Norway is .02 percent.  Police conduct frequent road checks with mandatory breathalyzer tests, and driving under the influence can lead to a stiff jail sentence.

Public Transportation:   See our  Road Safety  page for more information. Visit the website of Norway’s  Tourist Board  and the  Norwegian Council for Road Safety .

Aviation Safety Oversight:   The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Norway’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the  FAA’s safety assessment page .

Maritime Travel:  Mariners planning travel to Norway should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts . Information may also be posted to the  U.S. Coast Guard homeport website , and the NGA broadcast warnings .

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  • See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution  and  Travel Advisories .
  • Follow us on  Twitter  and  Facebook .
  • See  traveling safely abroad  for useful travel tips.

Review information about International Parental Child Abduction in  Norway . For additional IPCA-related information, please see the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act ( ICAPRA ) report.

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Travelling with dogs or cats to Norway

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You may take a dog, cat or ferret with you to Norway if you satisfy the requirements. ID-marking, rabies vaccination and tapeworm treatment are some of the requirements if you are to take your pet with you to Norway to live or for a holiday, or if you have travelled abroad with a pet and now want to return. Here you can read about the regulations that apply for import of various animals. 

It is the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, NFSA (Mattilsynet) that handles the legislation regarding import of animals to Norway.

Travelling with dogs, cats and ferrets from Sweden to Norway

When you are travelling with dogs, cats and ferrets from Sweden to Norway, the animals must have a microchip and a passport. Dogs must be treated for fox dwarf tapeworm. The animals do not require a rabies vaccination. 

If you have been in more countries than Sweden, you should use the NFSA guidelines to find out which regulations apply.

Travelling with dogs, cats and ferrets from the EU/EEA to Norway (NFSA)

These regulations apply when you are travelling with dogs, cats, and ferrets that you bringing with you as pets from an EU/EEA country to Norway:

  • The animal must be marked with a tattoo or fitted with a microchip. 
  • The animal must have an EU-approved pet passport. 
  • The animal must be vaccinated against rabies.
  • The animal must be at least three months old, because of the age requirement in rabies vaccination.
  • All dogs travelling into Norway must be treated for fox dwarf tapeworm (anti-echinococcus [worm] treatment). The requirement for worm treatment does not apply for cats and ferrets, nor for dogs imported directly from Finland, Malta, or Ireland. The tapeworm treatment must be administered by a veterinary surgeon 24-120 hours before the arrival in Norway. 
  • When pets are travelling from countries in the EU/EEA, the animal and necessary documentation must be presented to the Norwegian Customs for checking. Walk/drive through the red zone in the Customs area. 
  • Note that a specific ban applies regarding the import of dog races that are banned in Norway.
  • If you are bringing more than five animals into Norway, or if you are importing animals for sale or transfer to another owner, there are specific regulations about commercial import.
  • If you are bringing more than five animals from the EU/EEA to participate in a competition, and you have documentation to prove this, the animals must satisfy some specific requirements.

If you wish to bring a caged bird, rabbit or rodent into Norway, the requirements vary depending on where you are travelling from. More information on the NFSA website. 

Some exotic animals may be imported to Norway. Other animal species may not be imported.

You can read the regulations about importing horses to Norway on the NFSA website. 

Travelling with dogs, cats and ferrets from countries outside the EU/EEA to Norway

Regulations vary regarding the import of dogs, cats and ferrets from countries outside the EU/EEA. In addition to the treatment and documentation requirements applying to import of pets, specific requirements apply with regard to border crossing, point of entry, and notification of the entry to the appropriate inspection agency. More information on the NFSA website. 

Import of animals to Svalbard

Svalbard is not covered by the EEA Agreement, so there are strict regulations regarding sending or taking animals and animal products from Svalbard to the mainland. There is rabies on Svalbard, but mainland Norway is free from the disease.

If you want to take a dog to Svalbard, a permit is required from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. A permit is granted for one year at a time. 

No permits are issued for taking cats or ferrets to Svalbard. No permit is needed to take rabbits, hamsters, tame rats, caged birds, aquarium fish, etc. to and from Svalbard.

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Some of Norway’s best attractions are its natural beauties. But, its neat and colorful cities are full of cultural attractions as well. Whether you love hiking or wandering through museums, Norway is an attractive spot for a trip.

Do I Need Vaccines for Norway?

Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Norway. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Norway: COVID-19 , rabies , tickborne encephalitis and tetanus .

See the bullets below to learn more about some of these key immunisations:

  • COVID-19 – Airborne – Recommended for all travellers
  • Tetanus – Wounds or Breaks in Skin – Recommended for travelers to most regions, especially if not previously vaccinated.
  • Rabies – Saliva of Infected Animals – Vaccine recommended for long-stay travellers and those who may come in contact with animals.
  • Tickborne Encephalitis – Ticks or Unpasteurised Products – Transmission is widespread. Spread is most common from early spring to late autumn.

See the tables below for more information:

See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now .

Do I Need a Visa for Norway?

No visa is required for stays under three months in Norway. Passports must be valid for the duration of your stay.

Sources: Embassy of Norway and GOV.UK

What is the Climate Like in Norway?

With the Gulf Stream’s warming influence, Norway experiences a fairly mild climate.

The northern region of Norway can have temperatures as high as the high-20’s during the summer. Winter temperatures can drop to Arctic levels, in the -40’s. In northern Norway, the sun never sets for part of the summer and will never rise for parts of the winter.

Temperatures in the southern and eastern regions are in the low-20’s in summer. High water temperatures make swimming a popular summer pastime. Sea temperatures can reach up to 18°C in these areas. Like northern Norway winter temperatures can drop down below zero.

Western Norway is best known for its fjords and its striking colours in autumn. In the summers are around 18 degrees. But the weather also tends to stay milder in the winter due to the effects of the Gulf Stream.

Central Norway has temperatures above 28 in the summers. But, in the winters tends to have a lot of snowfall because its inland areas are less affected by the Gulf Stream. The weather and temperature in central Norway can be unpredictable, even in summer.

How Safe is Norway?

Norway has low crime levels, making it a safe place to holiday. The most common type of crime is petty theft. Pick-pocketing is common tourist areas such as the Oslo Central train station. More crime may occur in Oslo than other parts of the country. But, it is best to be alert and aware of your surroundings no matter where you are.

Bergen and the Floibanen Funicular

One of the most popular Scandinavian cities, Bergen is the second-biggest city in Norway. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage City. It offers colorful buildings, great food and a starting point for trips.

Bergen is also popular for its mountain. Near the city centre is Floyen, a mountain that overlooks the entire city. The views from the top are some of the most beautiful in the area. Visitors can choose to hike Floyen, or can take a cable car to the top of the mountain.

What Should I Pack for Norway?

Before you travel to Norway, remember to pack the essentials.

  • Warm Clothing – Staying warm is imperative for travelling in Norway. Hats, gloves, and heavy coats are necessary in winter. Even in the areas with milder climates during the summer, cold weather is common. Nights can be chilly even in good weather. Be sure to look at the forecast for your trip and bring appropriate clothing.
  • Rain Gear – Especially in the winter, Norway can be rainy and misty—or snowy, if you’re inland.
  • Sunnies and Sun Cream – You’ll want extra protection against all that extra sun in summers.
  • Eye Masks – With the extra hours of sunlight, getting sleep can be hard. Bringing an eye mask to help block out the light at night can be crucial for a good night’s sleep.

Embassy of the United Kingdom in Norway

If you are in Norway and have an emergency (for example, been attacked, arrested or someone has died) contact the nearest consular services. Contact the embassy before arrival if you have additional questions on entry requirements, safety concerns or are in need of assistance.

British Embassy Oslo Thomas Heftyesgate 8, Oslo 0244 Norway Telephone: (+47) 23 13 27 00 Emergency Phone: +47 2313 2700 Fax: (+47) 23 13 27 41 Contact Form: Click Here

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