Entry to Norway

Several border crossing points are temporarily closed for entry.

List of open border crossing points for entry to Norway (helsedirektoratet.no)

Any crossing other than crossings at open border crossing points is illegal. The police will carry out random checks at the border crossing points that are illegal to use.

Travelers with a COVID-19 certificate must also use one of the border crossing points on the list. You are not exempt from border control even if you have a COVID-19 certificate. 

How to use the COVID-19 certificate when entering Norway

The COVID-19 certificate has two control pages, one for Norway and one for the EU/EEA. Remember to use the control page for EU/EEA when traveling, also when entering Norway.

Illustrated guide for how to use the COVID-19 certificate when crossing borders to other countries and into Norway (helsenorge.no, PDF)

Read more about the COVID-19 certificate (helsenorge.no).

Advice to travellers by car

  • Be prepared to present a valid passport/ID and entry registration form.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers must present a EU/EEA Covid 19-certificate (blue).
  • Remember there could be a wait to pass through border control.
  • Make sure you have enough fuel (or power) in your vehicle.
  • Try to relax and take it easy.
  • Bring enough food and drink in the car, especially when travelling with children or pets.

Peak traffic hours at the border crossing points

Viken county

  • Svinesund: To avoid long queues, plan for border crossing at Svinesund between 24:00 and 10:00 if possible.

Innlandet county

  • Magnormoen, Riksåsen og Støa: Traffic is at its heaviest between 13:00 og 19:00 Monday to Saturday. 

Troms og Finnmark county

  • Kilpis/Helligskogen: The border is open 24/7. Traffic is at its heaviest between 08:00 and 20:00. We encourage travellers to arrive at the border at other times. Prepare for the wait. There are no facilities at the border.
  • Neiden: Queue on the Finnish side before the border opens. Rush hour between 08:00 and 10:00 (approximately). Heavily trafficked throughout the day, lighter traffic during the evenings. 
  • Polmak: Queue on the Finnish side before the border opens. Heavily trafficked throughout the day.
  • Karigasniemi: Queue on the Finnish side before the border opens. Rush hour between 08:00 and 09:00 (approximately). Heavily trafficked throughout the day.
  • Kivilompolo: Queue on the Finnish side before the border opens. Rush hour between 08:00 and 10:00 (approximately). Heavily trafficked throughout the day.

Trøndelag county

  • Murumoen (FV74): Steady flow of traffic.
  • Storlien (E14): Traffic is at its heaviest between 14:00 and 21:00.
  • Vauldalen (FV31): Traffic is at its heaviest between 10:00 and 15:00.

Nordland county

Most traffic on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

  • Bjørnfjell: Traffic is at its heaviest between 12:00 and 20:00
  • Junkerdal: Traffic is at its heaviest between 11:00 and 13:00 / 15:00 and 18:00
  • Umbukta: Traffic is at its heaviest between 12:00 and 20:00

Rogaland county

  • Risavika harbor: Chance of queues due to arrival of ferry from Denmark.
  • Stavanger Airport: Chance of queues Saturday nights due to incoming plane traffic.


All travelers entering Norway by sea on private/non-commercial vessels, must report to border control at one of 11 designated control posts.

Travelers entering Norway by sea on private/non-commercial vessels will be subject to ordinary border control with the same testing and quarantine rules that apply to travellers arriving by car or plane.

Travelers must contact border control at the local police station at the given port of entry. Police will carry out the border control and refer those required to be tested for Covid-19 to a testing facility.

The 11 designated control posts along the coast of Norway are:

  • Hammerfest
  • Tromsø
    Telephone: + 47 40 44 10 12
    Opening hours: Mon.–Fri: 08:00–20:00, Sat.–Sun: 09:00–17:00
    Email: crew.passengers.troms@politiet.no
  • Bodø
  • Trondheim
    Location: Travelers must register at the border control at Trondheim Airport Værnes no later than 24 hours before arrival in Trøndelag.
    Telephone: +47 48 16 22 80
    Email: gk.vaernes@politiet.no
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:15–23:30, Sat-Sun: 14:30–23:30
  • Ålesund
    Location: Brunholmkaia in the center of Ålesund
    Telephone, harbor: +47 95 88 34 00 (24/7)
    Opening hours border control: 08:00–22:00, Ålesund police station, Øvre Strandgate 40. Telephone: 02800
  • Bergen
    Location: Contact the border section at Bergen Airport Flesland
    Telephone: + 47 95 85 89 39
    Email: bcp.bgo@politiet.no
    Opening hours: 08:00–23:00
  • Stavanger
    Travelers must report to the police at Stavanger Airport during the opening hours 08:00–22:00.
    Email: bcp.svg@politiet.no
  • Kristiansand
    Location: Kristiansand gjestehavn
    Telephone: +47 38 13 63 10
    Phone hours: 08:00–22:00 (call to make an appointment)
  • Sandefjord
    Location: Framnes kai 5, by Verkstedsveien 6, 3222 Sandefjord. (pos N: 59° 07.119' E: 10° 13.692)
    Telephone: +47 91 72 08 99
    Phone hours: 08:00–23:00 (call to make an appointment)
  • Oslo harbor
  • Halden/Sponvika
    Location: Sponvika, by Skip og Service AS, Fjordveien 2, 1794 Sponvika (59*05'29.6"N 11*13'57.9"E)
    Opening hours: 09:00–21:00
    Telepohone: 02800 /  + 47 64 99 30 00


Travelers who board a vessel in Norway and cross the Norwegian border, but do not leave the boat – or pick up other passengers while in a different country – before returning to Norway, are not subject to border control or testing when they come back. 

Information in several languages:

Violation of the testing and registration requirements can be punished. Travellers who are foreign nationals may be rejected at the border.

Expulsion and rejection are powers the authorities can use to deny foreigners to enter or stay in Norway. Rejection is a decision to refuse someone to enter Norway at the border or to order them to leave the country.

Most rejection decisions are made by the police, but the Directorate of Immigration can also make such decisions. Rejected persons can enter Norway once the grounds for the rejection no longer apply.

I want to appeal the decision to reject me at the border. What do I do?

Submit an appeal in writing to the police within three weeks of your rejection. The police will reconsider your case and decide whether to overturn the decision or forward the matter to the Directorate of Immigration. The Directorate's decision is final.

All travellers into or out of Norway must be prepared to produce a valid identity document. For Norwegian nationals the only valid identity and travel documents outside the Nordic coutries are passports or national ID cards with the right to travel. The national ID cards are only valid in the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.

This applies both in airports, ports and at land border crossing points.

The police recommend that you bring your passport or national ID card with the right to travel when travelling in the Nordic countries as well, to ease the border control.