COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers
• On-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen test for all travelers. Tests are completed at the border station testing facility, or if unavailable, within 24 hours at a public test station or as a self-test. Travelers testing positive complete a PCR test as soon as possible and no later than within 24 hours.
• Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers do not have to carry a negative COVID-19 test, but must carry an EU Digital COVID Certificate (issued by a country listed here) or NHS digital certificate with verifiable QR code, confirming full vaccination with a recognized vaccine or recovery in the 6 months preceding entry. Non-vaccinated Travelers
• Travelers aged 18 and over must carry a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test, completed no more than 24 hours before arrival (or no more than 24 hours before the scheduled airplane departure time if applicable). The test result must be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, French or German.
• On-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen test for all travelers. Tests are completed at the border station testing facility, or if unavailable, within 24 hours at a public test station or as a self-test. Travelers testing positive complete a PCR test as soon as possible and no later than within 24 hours. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers
• Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers do not need to quarantine, but must carry an EU Digital COVID Certificate or NHS digital certificate with verifiable QR code, confirming full vaccination with a recognized vaccine or recovery in the 6 months preceding entry.
• Vaccinated travelers with an active Norwegian bank ID, D number or personal number; fully vaccinated with an EMAapproved vaccine; can register their vaccine completed abroad before travel via an e-consultation / video consultation with a GP, municipal health service or private health service in Norway (vaccination recorded in a separate journal and in SYSVAK (Norwegian health department’s internal system). Non-vaccinated Travelers
• 10-day residential quarantine for travelers over 18 from red, dark red and light gray countries.
- Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration by completing a COVID-19 PCR test no earlier than three days after arrival and can cease quarantine upon receiving a negative test result.
• Travelers to Svalbard and Jan Mayen quarantine in mainland Norway before travelling further.
• Immigration application processing has resumed.
- Consular posts are reopening, subject to local pandemic-related restrictions.
- Service Centers for Foreign Workers (SUAs) are generally open.
- Tax offices are generally open.
- Immigration offices at local police stations are operating with limited capacity, and some have started scheduling appointments. Foreign nationals can only visit the police station in the municipality in which they reside.
• Immigration application processing currently takes approximately 56 days, up from the standard 28 days. Travel Restrictions Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers
• Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers (recovered in the six months before entry); carrying an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a verifiable QR code; or carrying an NHS digital vaccination or recovery certificate with verifiable QR code are exempt from the entry ban for thirdcountry nationals without a residence permit.
• Entry remains at the discretion of border officials.
• Certain entry points are closed to enforce on-arrival testing.
• Entry and exit controls at the Schengen border continue. Non-vaccinated Travelers
• Entry ban for most third-country nationals without a residence permit except:
- European Economic Area/UK/Swiss nationals and residents;
- Travelers from ‘green’ countries, who have stayed in these countries in the 10 days before entry;
- Norwegian nationals and residents;
- Foreign nationals with a family immigration permit in Norway;
- Foreign nationals with a Norwegian student permit;
- Close family members of Norwegian registered residents (carrying documents to confirm the family relation);
- Commuters between Nordic countries;
- Foreign nationals entering Norway for scheduled contact with their children;
- Foreign nationals with special reasons such as care responsibilities for persons in Norway or other strong welfare considerations;
- Foreign nationals in certain occupations such as journalists, sailors and aviation personnel, goods and passenger transporters, and researchers and crew on marine research cruises, among others;
- Foreign nationals with an exemption from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (i.e., those who perform work that is strictly necessary to maintain activity in a Norwegian company) and their family members holding family member residence permits;
- Foreign nationals with an invitation from the Norwegian authorities;
- Foreign nationals transiting through Norway (both in international airport transit and within Schengen);
- Foreign nationals working in critical societal functions; and
- Permanent residents of Svalbard, or those who need to travel through Norway on their way to work or residence on Svalbard.
• Entry remains at the discretion of border officials.
• Certain entry points are closed to enforce on-arrival testing.
• Entry and exit controls at the Schengen border continue.
• Yes, all services are being delivered with strong focus on infection control where services are accompanied.
• Sharing a vehicle between viewings is not possible until the assignee has finished the quarantine period.
• Yes, All bookings are being made virtually.
• No face-to-face support available.
• Apartments are currently available.
• Kindergarten, school, and after-school programmes - Yellow is no longer the statutory national level of measures in kindergartens, primary and lower secondary schools, and after-school programmes. Red is no longer the statutory national level of measures in upper secondary schools. There is still a requirement to operate in accordance with the infection control rules. A national recommendation of yellow level in kindergartens and primary and lower secondary schools when the local infection rate calls for it, but the municipalities must make their own assessments, according to the local situation. - A national recommendation of green level in upper secondary schools and adult education, but the municipalities must make their own assessments, according to the local situation. - Increased use of regular testing in kindergartens and schools in areas with a high infection rate. The municipalities are asked to monitor developments in the infection rate and adjust the level of measures in line with the situation. Kindergartens and schools must be prepared to quickly move to a stricter level of measures.
• Higher education - Operation in accordance with the infection control rules continues to be a requirement. Universities, university colleges, and vocational schools should prepare for more physical teaching. This is contingent on their following general infection control advice: ventilation, distance, and people staying home if they develop symptoms. As long as tests are in adequate supply, it is recommended that regular testing of students be facilitated. Tests should be handed out to students, and it should be easy to for students to collect tests on campus. Small groups/assignment work/seminars in classrooms should be limited to 30 people with a 1-metre distance between them. The recommendation to keep a distance may be disregarded if this is necessary in order to provide the teaching. The attendance restrictions for public events with designated seating apply to teaching in large auditoriums, as well as the requirement to operate in accordance with the infection control rules
General InformationAdditional regulations in Norway include:
• Events and gatherings - A requirement of infection control measures, distance, and the use of face coverings. Limit the number of social gatherings and events you attend. Private events/gatherings at a public venue or in a rented/borrowed venue: - Indoors: a maximum of 30 people – a maximum of 50 people at memorial services. Outdoors: a maximum of 50 people. A requirement for participants indoors to wear a face covering. - Indoor public events: Without designated seating: a maximum of 30 people. With designated seating: a maximum of 200 people. A requirement for participants to wear a face covering. - No recommendation to postpone or cancel indoor events associated with organised leisure activities that gather children and adolescents under the age of 20 from different locations. A recommendation of individual matches for team sports. No tournaments, cups, etc. Group sizes at competitions should be limited for individual sports. Athletes and support personnel at indoor public cultural or sports events that gather children and young people under the age of 20 are not included in the total number of people who may be present at the event. There is an exemption from the distance requirement for athletes at indoor cultural and sports events. There is no restriction on the number of participants with the necessary number of adults present at outdoor events associated with organised cultural, sports, and leisure activities for children and young people under the age of 20. If more than 100 people are present, no public areas or indoor facilities must be made available for use, with the exception of toilets
• Quarantine and testing - Close contacts who are household members or corresponding close relations of an infected person must go into transmission quarantine for 10 days after their last contact with the person - They must get tested as soon as possible using a self-test, rapid antigen test administered by health personnel, or a PCR test. They may end quarantine early if they present a negative result from a PCR test taken no sooner than 7 days after the close contact - The duty to quarantine does not apply to people who have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 3 months - The duty to quarantine does not apply to people who received a booster dose at least 1 week before the close contact and who get tested every day for 7 days after the close contact using a self-test, rapid antigen test administered by health personnel or every other day using a PCR test - There are also certain exemptions for key personnel in critical societal functions, among others - Other close contacts do not have a duty to quarantine, but are recommended to get tested 3 days after the close contact, and to take a new test 2 days later (day 5). Be particularly aware of symptoms for 10 days. If symptomatic: stay home and get tested
• Public transport - A recommendation to avoid taking public transport when it is crowded. - A requirement to wear a face covering when it is not possible to keep a 1-metre distance - In taxis, a requirement for both the passenger and the driver to wear a face covering
• Travel – arrival in Norway - In general, all travellers must complete entry registration prior to arrival in Norway. - In general, all travellers must get tested upon arrival in Norway. - In principle, travellers who cannot produce a verifiable COVID-19 certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 6 months must also get tested prior to departure for Norway. - In principle, travellers who arrive from a country that triggers a duty to quarantine and who cannot produce a verifiable COVID-19 certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 6 months must complete travel quarantine
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Video Only
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Air: Yes, but restrictions to some countries due to closed borders.
• Sea: Normal service at present.
• Limited trucking capacity available; high rates.
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.