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Norway to Permit Entry for More Third-Country Travellers From November 26

The Norwegian authorities have announced that everyone with a valid visitor visa, those with a residence permit as well as those who do not need a visa will be allowed to enter Norway from November 26.

This means that Norway will no longer apply the rules depending on which country the person is traveling from as the borders will be opened to all foreigners who have the right to enter under the immigration law.

However, everyone will still be required to adhere to specific entry rules, including strict border controls, reports.

“The government has announced that from November 26, entry rules into Norway will return to what they were before the Corona case. Upon entry, there will be stricter control at the border, including requirements for a negative test on entry and registration for everyone entering Norway, including: So Norwegians”, stated the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Based on a press release from Norway’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security, the current entry requirements will be extended due to the current epidemiological situation.

From November 26, all people over the age of 16 will be required to sign in and provide confirmation of their registration during police checks.

In addition, the same department revealed that the state will reintroduce pre-entry testing. This means that travelers who have not been fully vaccinated against the virus with one of the vaccines accepted for travel as well as those who have not recovered from the disease, will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test before entering Norway.

>> Norway only recognizes travel approved vaccines

To curb import contagion, we are tightening entry procedures from November 26th. As of that date, everyone must register before entering Norway. The Minister of Justice and Emergency Management, Emily Inger, explained that, based on the advice of a health professional, we are also reintroducing the requirement for a negative pre-entry test.

A pre-entry test must be taken within 24 hours prior to arrival in Norway. The test requirements will apply to everyone regardless of their country of origin unless they hold one of the two certifications that fall under the EU COVID-19 Digital Certification.

Those who do not comply with Norway’s entry rules will not be allowed to enter the country. The authorities indicated that all travelers, including Norwegians, will be reported and fined if they violate entry rules.

>> Travel to Norway: current rules and restrictions

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