Entry restrictions for third-country nationals and EU/EEA citizens living outside of the EU/EEA area have been loosened. Extended family members of citizens and residents of Norway can enter the country under regulations that took effect Oct. 21.

The following are now permitted to enter Norway:

  • Adult children and step-children (i.e., over the age of 21) of individuals living in Norway.
  • Parents and step-parents of adult children (i.e., over the age of 21) of individuals living in Norway.
  • Grandparents and step-grandparents of individuals living in Norway.
  • Grandchildren and step-grandchildren of individuals living in Norway.
  • Girlfriends and boyfriends of individuals living in Norway, so long as the relationship has lasted for at least nine months and the couple has met in person at least once. The minor children of girlfriends and boyfriends may also enter.
  • EU/EEA-citizens and their family members living outside of the EU/EEA.

As a general matter, foreign nationals visiting family in Norway must be able to document the familial relationship. They must also have a place to reside and to carry out quarantine requirements.

Entry of third-country nationals has been restricted for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the change will allow a greater number of foreign nationals to enter the country. For up-to-date information on travel and immigration restrictions in Norway and other countries, please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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