Norway

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. COVID test result is required unless you are either recovered, vaccinated or EUDCC holder.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Vaccinated are exempted from quarantine. Recovered are exempted from quarantine. Find more details on official websites.

EUDCC certificate is respected in NorwayHolders of EUDCC are not subject to extra restrictions when entering Norway. Visit the EUDCC's official website.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Norway?

+4,191 New COVID cases in Norway
0 New COVID deaths in Norway
70.45% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Basic facts about Norway

Norway is a medium-sized country located in Northern Europe. The capital of Norway is Oslo and the most spoken language is Norwegian. The national currency in Norway is Norwegian krone (NOK).

What taxi apps are available in Norway?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Norway.

Uber is available only in one city: Oslo. You can use Bolt in 9 cities: Bergen, Drammen, Fredrikstad, Gjøvik, Hamar, Lillehammer, Lillestrøm, Oslo, Sarpsborg.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Norwegian krone (NOK)Official currency
1 EUR~10.32 NOK
1 USD~9.12 NOK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Norway?

There are 3 common languages spoken in Norway: Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Norway are good English speakers. You will not have any difficulty to find an English speaker to talk to or help you out if you are in Norway. Almost everyone who works in the service/tourist sector in the bigger towns and attractions will be able to communicate well in English in their field.

EF EPI's 2020 rankings placed Norway 5th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

What socket types are used in Norway?

There are 2 common plug types used in Norway:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Norway?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Norway without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Norway?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Norway.

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Is it safe in Norway?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On September 27, 2021, the risk level for Norway was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Norway

112 Police
110 Ambulance
110 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Norway?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

  • 1.5 litres of wine or beer/alcopops/cider can be exchanged for the spirits quota.
  • Equal amounts of beer/alcopops/cider can be exchanged for the wine quota.
  • Stronger beverages cannot be exchanged for wine, beer, alcopops, or cider.
  • Tobacco quotas can be replaced with 1.5 litres of wine, beer, alcopops, or cider.
  • Only the whole tobacco quota can be exchanged for booze.
  • Alcohol and tobacco are not interchangeable.

Alcohol

  • 1L of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content by volume of over 22%
  • 1.5L of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content by volume of under 22%
  • 2L of beer above 2.5%

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products (snuff, cigars and cigarillos are counted in grams)

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

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