Norway urges against all non-essential travel until 25 May
This advice currently applies until 25 May 2021. Exceptions have been made for countries and regions in the Nordic region and in the Schengen area/EEA that meet the criteria for infection levels set by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Countries and regions in the Schengen area/EEA currently covered by advice against non-essential travel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Vatican State, and certain areas of Denmark and Finland.
From now on, countries will only be referred to as red or yellow. Countries that were formerly referred to as green are now yellow. This is to remind people that the risk of infection remains high in all countries, and that their status can quickly change to red. The change from green to yellow will not affect the Ministry’s travel advice. The Ministry will only issue travel advice for countries classified as red.
The requirement to go into quarantine for 10 days no longer applies to people who enter Norway from regions in the other Nordic countries that meet the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s criteria.
Norwegians travelling in the other Nordic countries must make sure that they know what the current rules are in the regions they are visiting and obey them.
Travel advice is advisory. It is not a ban. However, traveling to a country against the Ministry’s advice, there may be implications for travel insurance. The Foreign Service’s capacity to provide consular assistance may be limited in countries for which travel advice has been issued. ■