Norway Exempts Fully Vaccinated Travellers from Quarantine

The Norwegian authorities have announced that individuals who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the last 6 months will be exempt from quarantine when entering Norway. This is conditional of documentation of vaccination or a verifiable QR code solution being shown on arrival.

 

Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie has said “A system will soon be in place to be able to verify documentation on vaccination status from the EU and EEA area and the United Kingdom.” 

 

Travellers will still be required to take a test at the border before entering.

 

Children and teenagers under the age of 18 can shorten their quarantine period by presenting a negative result from a PCR test, taken 3 days after arrival.

 

The Norwegian government have decided to introduce these changes in response to the proportion of the population that is now fully vaccinated and is therefore at much lower risk of catching coronavirus or becoming seriously ill.

 

Travellers who have only had one dose of the vaccine will still need to quarantine as they have less protection against several COVID-19 variants.

 

This development is welcome news for the travel industry and we hope it gives you the confidence needed to book your forthcoming trips to Norway with us. We will provide further details once policies around EU, EEA area and UK travellers has been confirmed by the Norwegian government. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

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