COVID-19 entry restrictions for Norway
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Norway’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
Following a shooting incident that took place in the city of Oslo in the early hours of Saturday 25 June, the authorities have raised the national Terrorism Threat scale from Level 3 (moderate) to Level 5 (extraordinary threat situation) – the highest level on the Norwegian scale.
The authorities advise that raising the Terrorism Threat scale to Level 5, “does not itself require any measures or response from the public, except for increased awareness”. You are advised to follow Oslo Police guidance with regard to attending further events.
If you’re planning travel to Norway, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
Around 581,000 British nationals visit Norway every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re living in or moving to Norway, read the Living in Norway guide in addition to this travel advice.
Norway has extended the temporary border controls on its internal Schengen border until further notice. These border controls take place at ports with ferry traffic from Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Make sure you carry a valid passport on all these routes.
The Danish authorities have border controls at the land border with Germany. Border controls are also in place for all train traffic from Sweden. If you’re travelling using a land border from Denmark, by rail, road or ferry you should make sure you have your passport with you. Allow additional time, be vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities.
Terrorist attacks in Norway can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Petty crime does occur but at a low level compared to other European countries. See Crime
There has been an increase in avalanche activity. Follow local advice, stay on-piste and only ski in recommended areas. See Visiting in winter
To contact the Norwegian emergency services, call 110 (fire), 112 (police) or 113 (ambulance).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
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