Requirement of negative Covid-19 test and quarantine when entering Norway
The Norwegian Government has implemented new regulations on entry to Norway due to the spread of COVID-19.
The regulations are connected to pre-arrival Covid-19 test and quarantine after arrival. The regulations are in force as of 09 November 2020.
For answers to specific questions relating to travel to Norway during the corona situation for non-citizens, please consult the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s Q&A webpage:
Also, please be aware that all travelers are responsible to keep themselves updated on the current rules for entering Norway.
New requirements for certificates of negative nucleic acid and anti-body blood test results for passengers traveling to China
Starting from 7 November 2020, all passengers flying to China on connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Norway within 48 hours before boarding their flight to the transit country, and then take both tests again in the transit country within 48 hours before boarding the flight to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in both countries for green health codes with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests. Please note that there are currently no direct flights between Norway and China.
Please read the information published by the Embassy of China in Oslo before applying for a visa to Norway.
More family members who live outside the EU/ EEA can now travel to Norway.
The government has announced that it will be possible for more family members residing outside the EU/ EEA to travel to Norway from 21 October 2020.
The groups are:
The usual requirements for visa and entry will apply.
See also press releases from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/more-family-members-who-live-outside-the-eueea-can-travel-to-norway/
For more information regarding quarantine conditions please consult the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s webpage https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/travel-advice-COVID19/
From 15 July 2020 the Norwegian government allows for visits to boyfriends or girlfriends who live in Norway in addition to visits to close family. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has prepared a form to be filled by the sponsor declaring that the relationship is genuine and has been lasting for more than nine months. This comes in addition to other required documents. The form can be found at www.UDI.no. Visa applicants must bring a copy of the signed form when handing the application and supporting documents. All other requirements for a visa are still in effect. Travellers who are exempted from the visa requirement must bring the form when checking in at the airport.
Change in entry rules from 15th of July
In effect from the 15th of July. Norway is opening for submission of certain categories of short-stay visas (C) and D-entry. The acceptance of residence permits are the same as before.
The Norway VACs shall from the 15th accept applications categories as listed below:
For girlfriend/boyfriend applicants, there’s an additional form to fill in, a declaration on the relationship. The form can be found here:
Married applicants need to document their relationship by submitting a marriage certificate or a similar document.
For more information, please visit https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/
KIND ATTENTION: Restrictions on entry into Norway
The Norwegian Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry into Norway due to the spread of COVID-19. As a result, foreigners who do not hold a valid residence permit in Norway will be rejected at the border and refused entry into Norway. For the time being, visas for visitors to Norway will not be granted.
For more information on the entry restrictions to Norway, please visit:
Temporary closure of VFS’ Visa Application Centers for Norway
Due to the extensive restrictions on entry into Norway, it will no longer be possible to submit applications for Schengen visas to Norway at any of VFS’ visa application centers. The application centers will still be open for submissions of applications for residence permits to Norway.
For any enquiries, please contact VFS Call center.
KIND ATTENTION: PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES BY BUILDING MANAGEMENT IN SHANGHAI
According to the latest notice by Shanghai Leading Group Office for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, to further prevent and control the risk of imported COVID-19, from now on, the company will adjust the list of key countries and regions in a timely and dynamic way in accordance with the development trend of the global epidemic. The acceptance rules for applicants from different regions will be updated as follows:
|Huaxiang (District) Town, Fengtai District, Beijing|
The following areas are all in Beijing:
|Tiantan street, Dongcheng District|
|Yongding Road Street, Haidian District|
|Shibalidian, Chaoyang District|
|Panggezhuang Town, Daxing District|
|Huangcun Town, Daxing District|
|Tiangongyuan street, Daxing District|
|Nanyuan street, Lugouqiao Town, Fengtai District|
|Babaoshan street, Shijingshan District|
|Yuetan Street, Xicheng District|
|Financial Street Street|
|Xiluoyuan street, Fengtai District|
|Linxiao road street, Daxing District|
|Changyang Town, Fangshan District|
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe
Wuhan Visa Application Centre closure from 23 January 2020 - Information for customers planning to visit our Wuhan Visa Application Centre
Customers are advised that the Norway Visa Application Centre in Wuhan have been closed since 23 January 2020, on account of official notice from the Pneumonia Epidemic Control Headquarters of Wuhan to limit inflow and outflow of people and reduce the spread of the virus.
Customers who come to collect their passports on 23 January will need to come when the VAC reopens.
The reopening will be scheduled for after Chinese New Year, and will be announced separately according to the official notice from the Pneumonia Epidemic Control Headquarters of Wuhan. Please contact email@example.com for any inquiry.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.