Norway has announced it will require foreign nationals arriving from countries with high COVID-19 infection rates to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Key Points:

  • The testing requirement takes effect Nov. 9 for travelers from “red countries” who are currently subject to a mandatory quarantine upon entry.
  • These travelers must provide negative PCR or antigen rapid test results. The test must have been taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. The results must be in Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian or Swedish.
  • Travelers who cannot present test results will not be allowed entry.
  • Travelers requiring a test must also have a document proving they have a suitable place to stay (i.e., a permanent residence or a quarantine hotel) during their quarantine. Travelers will be required to stay for ten days and get tested during their stay.

Background: Travelers arriving from countries with low transmission rates are not required to quarantine.

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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