Information about travel to Norway & Svalbard


last update: July 19th, 2021
Norway finally starts to reopen its borders for some categories of tourists.


The only 3 categories of tourists who can enter Norway per July 1st are:


– fully vaccinated tourists who can show a EU Digital COVID Certificate with a valid QR-code (1)

– tourists who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months and can show a EU Digital COVID Certificate with a valid QR-code (1)

-tourists who have spent the 10 last days before entering Norway in a « green » country (2). Be aware that the status of each country is reevaluated once a week. We will monitor the situation continuously, and we encourage you to do the same.

We encourage you to use the “tool-travel” on https://reopen.europa.eu/

Just get in touch at booking@wildphoto.com if you have questions about travel restrictions.


(1) COVID-19 certificates for use at the Norwegian border

If you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months, and can document this with a verifiable COVID-19 certificate that is connected to the EUDCC gateway * , you will be able to enter Norway freely, regardless of which country you are travelling from. You will also be exempted from the duty to quarantine, testing prior to arrival, testing at the border and the requirement of entry registration.

The system is now active in all EU/EEA countries.

* so-called EU Digital COVID Certificate


(2) Foreigners from green areas

This doesn’t apply to people described in (1)

At the moment, only EU/EEA/Schengen countries are green. From July 5th, Norway is also evaluating the countries which are on EU’s list of epidemiologically safe countries here. None of them is green at the moment.

If you live in a green country/area and have stayed in a green country/area for the last 10 days, you can travel to Norway now. Please note that you cannot travel through red countries/areas on the way to Norway.
You must prepare to show your travel documents to the Norwegian border police.
The colours on FHI’s map are applicable at all times (the map is further down on this page). As a tourist, you cannot travel to Norway until the country/area you live in is green on this map or concerned by the category (1) above.

If you are required to have a visa, you must send a visa application to an embassy or a VFS application centre.

From Monday 5 July, countries in Europe may have a slightly higher infection rate and still be categorized as a “green country” (external website). The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI/NIPH) assesses which countries are green. It will usually be announced every Friday and enter into force from midnight the following Monday. It will be published on FHI’s map (external website).

Foreigners from green areas who have traveled via red areas

If you live in a green area but have stayed or traveled through a red area (also transits) during the last 10 days, you cannot travel to Norway now.



All the rules applying to travel restrictions are available here.