Norway introduces a requirement to undergo the Covid-19 test for people crossing the border, including those who are vaccinated. In practice, this means that the EU covid passport ceases to work in this country.
As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, travelers entering Norway, are required to undergo a Covid-19 test at the border (e.g. at an airport or land border crossing point) or do so within 24 hours of arrival.
Before entering, you must register your stay on the website.
The Norwegian government has decided to tighten epidemic restrictions due to the growing number of Covid-19 infections and the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus.
The news that 60 people in Oslo were infected with the coronavirus at a company Christmas party caused a stir. It is already known that about 20 of these people became infected with the new variety. The results of the tests of the remaining infected are to be known today, so it may turn out that there are more cases of Omikron.
The restrictions are expected to last two weeks but may be extended.
Norway, although not a member of the EU, belongs to the Schengen area and the European Economic Area. Oslo had previously agreed to respect the EU’s covid passport. Such a document issued by Norwegian authorities is accepted by EU countries.