Travelling to Norway this Winter

Although travel requirements might seem confusing at the moment, for the vast majority of travellers they are actually relatively straightforward and it is just a question of completing each of the steps involved.

However, please do take the time to read and understand the entry requirements pages on the UK Government and Norwegian Government websites before you travel.

We've summarised the requirements for travelling to and from Norway as we understand them as of 19 November 2021. They assume you are travelling from the UK and have not visited any other countries 14 days prior to travel.

We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but we cannot account for all circumstances. Requirements are subject to change at any time and we do not take any responsibility for the information provided. You must make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself that you and your party can meet the entry requirements to match your intended travel arrangements.

If you're travelling with children, please read the advice towards the bottom of the page as requirements differ to adults.

For more general information on travelling this winter, please see our Winter 2021/22 FAQs.

Before you go

Before you travel, you should:

  1. Check if you can enter Norway
  2. Be able to show a valid NHS COVID Pass
  3. Complete Norway's entry registration form
  4. Ensure that your travel insurance includes comprehensive winter sports and coronavirus cover

If you are fully vaccinated as per the link above, you do not need to quarantine or take a test at the border.

On arrival

To enter Norway, you will need to be able to show:

  1. A valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass
  2. Your completed entry form
  3. Other travel documents

Travellers with a valid QR coded NHS COVID Pass will not be required to provide evidence of a negative test on arrival, be tested at the border or quarantine after arrival.

Tip: We highly recommend taking both digital copies on your phone and printed copies of all your required travel documentation. A printed paper version of your English, Welsh, Northern Irish or Scottish NHS COVID Pass is acceptable as long as it has the QR code.

While you're there

Once you're in Norway, life is relatively normal with no restrictions in place. You're not required to wear a mask, show a negative test or provide vaccine status.

Resorts and hotels continue to ensure your safety and security based on their experience over summer and last winter. With few queues and plenty of space on the slopes, it's easy to keep your distance from other skiers if that's what you prefer.

Returning to the UK

If you are fully vaccinated or under 18, before you return to England, you must:

  1. Book and pay for a COVID-19 test - to be taken before the end of day 2 in England
  2. Complete a passenger locator form - to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England

Rules differ for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Travelling with children

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children under 18 can enter Norway if they are travelling with fully vaccinated parents. They may be asked to take an antigen test on arrival, provided by Norwegian Border Control at the airport of entry.

They are not required to quarantine but are encouraged to take another test 3 days after arrival.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children aged 16 and 17 must complete a travel registration form within 72 hours of entering Norway and must show this at the border. Under 16s do not need to complete the form.

Children under the age of 12 should not be tested where it is disproportionately demanding to have the test taken by the child.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about travelling to Norway this winter.

How do I get my NHS COVID Pass

You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App. Full instructions can be found here.