Norway has expanded entry requirements to allow European Union residents and family members of citizens of Norway. Some quarantine requirements are still in place, however.

Key points:

  • Anyone who is a resident of the European Union, the European Economic Area or a Schengen country can now enter Norway.
  • Anyone who is a citizen of a visa-required country and lives in an EU/EEA country that is not a member of the Schengen Area can travel to Norway but must apply for a visa.
  • EU and EEA citizens who are not living in an EU, EEA or Schengen country cannot travel to Norway, with some exemptions. The exemptions include those traveling for work, to be a student in the fall of 2020, or if they have a family member living in Norway (spouse, cohabitant, parents, stepparents, grandparents, children, grandchildren/great-grandchildren, siblings, fiancé or significant other.)
  • Anyone who has traveled internationally must be quarantined for 10 days when arriving Norway. The following groups are exempt from the quarantine requirement:
    • Business travelers from Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
    • Business travelers coming from Sweden are only exempted while traveling to and from work and while at work.
    • Any person necessary to maintain the proper operation of critical functions and attend to the basic needs of the population, including persons carrying goods and passenger transport.
    • Travelers from European “safe countries” (click here).

Background: Norway has previously allowed entry to anyone granted a work permit after July 1, those with study permits, family members of Norwegian nationals or foreigners living in Norway who have been granted a residence permit based on this relationship; those granted a residence permit before April 20; those from a visa-free country; those issued an entry visa, and the deadline for entering Norway has not expired.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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