Travellers must check and comply with the latest travel regulations.
Entry to Norway
Several border crossing points are temporarily closed for entry.
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.
Foreign nationals living in Sweden or Finland who commute daily for work in Norway, are allowed to cross the Norwegian border. All commuters must present the following documentation at the border crossing point:
- A proof of their legal residence in Sweden or Finland.
- A certificate from the Norwegian employer confirming their status of commuter. The certificate must state the work address, working schedule and distance between the work address and the legal residence of the commuter.
- A negative Covid-19 test certificate.
- The test must be taken within 7 days of the border crossing time.
- The test must be taken in either Norway, Sweden or Finland.
- A receipt confirming that the commuter has completed the online entry registration form.
This exemption does not apply to commuters from other countries than Finland or Sweden, nor do they apply to workers who commute on a weekly basis or following other schedules.
Daily commuters may only cross the border at authorised border crossing points and only within their opening hours.
For information on entry registration, mandatory testing and travel quarantine, see
- Travel to Norway (regjeringen.no)
- Rules upon entry into Norway (helsenorge.no)
- Proceed to digital entry registration (regjeringen.no)
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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.