COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Vaccinated travelers who carry an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a verifiable QR code or a NHS digital vaccination certificate with verifiable QR code that confirm full vaccination with a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine in the 6 months preceding entry do not have to carry a negative COVID-19 test, complete an on-arrival COVID-19 test, or quarantine.
• Vaccinated travelers with an active Norwegian bank ID, D number or personal number who have been fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved 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).
• Recovered travelers, carrying a positive COVID-19 PCR or antigen test, completed between two weeks and six months before entry, or an EU Digital COVID Certificate or NHS digital recovery certificate with verifiable QR code confirming recovery in the 6 months preceding entry, need not carry a negative COVID-19 test.
• Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing: Travelers are no longer required to carry a negative COVID-19 test upon entry.
• On-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen test for travelers from red, dark red, purple, and gray countries. Border stations are equipped with testing facilities or police control. Travelers testing positive complete a PCR test, either immediately for travelers who have stayed outside the European Economic Area/Schengen Area in the 10 days preceding entry, or within 24 hours for other travelers.
• 10-day residential quarantine for travelers over 18 from red, dark red, purple and gray countries.
- Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration by completing a COVID-19 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. Digital Health Platforms:
• Norway issues and accepts the EU Digital COVID Certificate as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative testing.
• Pre-travel registration no more than 72 hours before entry for travelers aged 16 and over who are required to quarantine.
• Travelers carrying an EU Digital COVID Certificate do not have to complete pre-travel registration.
• 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.
• As a reminder, appointment availability for both immigration and tax processes is limited in July August.
• TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Entry ban for most third-country nationals without a residence permit except:
- European Economic Area/UK/Swiss nationals and residents.
- Travelers from ‘green’ and ‘purple’ countries, who have stayed in these countries in the 10 days before entry.
- Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers (recovered in the six months before entry) who carry an EU Digital COVID Certificate with a verifiable QR code or an NHS digital vaccination or recovery certificate with verifiable QR code.
- 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 who carry 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.
- 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.
• All educational institutions are open with strict guidelines and focus on hygiene and general COVID-19 guidelines.
• Each municipality has the authority to put stronger measures in place if needed, such as digital classrooms or a mixture of both
• If a student or an employee of a school tests positive, the same school will, based on the severity of the situation, either close down the whole school or some classes, this is evaluated on a case by case basis.
• Some school districts are running digital teaching in combination with physical teaching.
• A threshhold has been set at the incidence of 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. When this threshhold has been reached the health pass will be extended to shopping centers over 20,000 m2 and masks maintained inside places to which access is subject to the health pass.
• Normal transport services have resumed.
• Restricted number of passengers on public transport (underground, train, bus, trams etc.); normal timetables are being enforced.
• Airlines: passengers must wear masks (not provided by airline - passengers must bring masks).
• Norwegian Institute of Public Health has advised people should use masks when using public transportation in Oslo, Bergen Stavanger.
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.