Answers to frequently asked questions relating to the coronavirus

Staying the night at a holiday home if the holiday home is in a different municipality from the municipality of your permanent home is not permitted, at least until 13 April. The provision has been implemented to reduce loads on local health services during the corona outbreak.

You can go to your holiday home for the day to perform strictly necessary maintenance or checks. Persons in quarantine who live with someone who has been confirmed to be infected by the corona virus can stay in their holiday home as long as the infected person remains in isolation.

Read more about the introduction of the ban on going to cabins at regjeringen.no.

Yes, you can shovel snow from the roof, but you cannot stay the night at a holiday property outside your own municipality.

Staying the night at a holiday home if the holiday home is in a different municipality from the municipality of your permanent home is not permitted, at least until 13 April. The provision has been implemented to reduce loads on local health services during the corona outbreak.

Read more about the introduction of the ban on going to cabins at regjeringen.no.

The ban on staying overnight in your holiday home if the holiday home is in a different municipality from the municipality of your permanent home is intended to reduce loads on local health services during the corona outbreak. The police ask everyone to refrain from circumventing the ban.

The ban on staying overnight in your holiday home if the holiday home is in a different municipality from the municipality of your permanent home is intended to reduce loads on local health services during the corona outbreak. The police ask everyone to refrain from circumventing the ban.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to all countries. Read more about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice at regjeringen.no.

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 document outside the Nordic countries is their passport. This applies both in airports, ports and at land border crossing points.

The police recommend that you bring your passport when travelling in the Nordic countries as well, to ease the border control.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against non-essential travel to all countries. When you return to Norway, you will have to be quarantined for 14 days. Read more about border crossing and quarantines at regjeringen.no.

Yes, you can. If you must cross the border between Norway and Sweden or Finland to go to your place of work, you are exempt from the duty of quarantine. Read more about crossing the border in connection with work at regjeringen.no.

Yes, you will – Norwegian citizens will not be refused entry to Norway. However, you will have to be quarantined for 14 days from the day you arrive in Norway. Read more about the rules for entering Norway at regjeringen.no.

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. Read more about border control, entry and rejection at regjeringen.no

Submit an appeal in writing to the police via email or regular mail 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.

  • Your tickets, passport and visas must all be issued in the same name. If you have changed your name and the journey is booked in your new name, you must get a new passport and visas.
  • You can only travel with your passport if it is still valid.
  • Some countries require the passport to be valid for a certain period of time after your have arrived or left the country you are visiting. Most countries require your passport to be valid for three months after your return journey. Some countries require six months.
  • If your passport is not valid for the length of time a country requires, you may not be allowed to enter that country. Check the passport validity requirements listed by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.

We recommend that you take your passport with you whenever you travel abroad. This is because:

  • Airlines, ferry companies and hotels may ask you to show a valid ID document when you check in.
  • A passport is the only Norwegian ID and travel document that is valid abroad.
  • Border controls between countries in the Schengen area may be imposed at short notice. You should therefore also take your passport with you if you are travelling within the Schengen area.

You do not need a passport to travel in the Nordic region, which is made up of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. When you cross from one Nordic country to the next, you may be asked to prove you are a Nordic citizen. We therefore recommend that you take your passport or valid driving licence with you when you travel between Nordic countries.

As long as the parents/guardians can show valid proof of identity, children travelling with them will not need their own identity documents.

Valid identity documents:

  • A passport is the only Norwegian identity and travel document that is valid abroad. We recommend that you take your passport with you whenever you travel abroad, including when you travel inside the Schengen area.
  • A passport or other proof of identity that has been approved as a travel document is valid proof of identity for citizens of non-Nordic countries that are members of the EU, EEA and EFTA.
  • A passport and documents confirming legal residence are valid proof of identity for citizens of third countries.

The following applies if you are travelling to the USA:

  • If you are staying in the USA for up to three months, you must have a passport with a microchip for visa-free entry. This is called an e-passport. All ordinary Norwegian passports made on or after 3 October 2005 have a microchip. The chip contains biometric information about the passport holder. In other words, a photograph of the passport holder's face and their fingerprints.
  • You cannot use an emergency passport to travel to the USA. An emergency passport is only temporary and does not have a microchip.
  • If you are travelling to the USA without a visa, you must register in ESTA first.
  • Even if your passport has a microchip, you may still be required to get a visa to travel to the USA. Read more about visas and ESTA registration, or contact the US Embassy.

Apply for a visa to the USA

We recommend that children under the age of 18 who are due to travel by themselves are given a written authorisation signed by their parents/guardians.

If you are travelling with children who are not your own, we recommend that you take a written authorisation signed by the child's parents/guardians with you. You should also take the child's passport with you. You could be stopped at passport control in Norway or other countries. You could then be asked to prove that you are entitled to take the child out of the country.

The authorisation should:

  • Show that you are authorised to travel with the child to a specific country for a specific period of time.
  • Be signed by the child's parents/guardians.
  • Contain contact details for the child's parents/guardians.

We encourage everyone to have valid documentation with them. Any border controls/identity checks will go more smoothly, and waiting times will be shorter.