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  • The Norwegian government will lift COVID-19 restrictions in three phases, with the first restrictions being lifted on September 25, 2021


Beginning September 25, 2021, the Norwegian government will begin easing lockdown restrictions and reopening the country. This process will be done in three phases. The first phase of reopening will commence on September 25, 2021, at 16:00 CET and will allow for all EEA citizens, including persons who are residents in the EEA, to enter Norway. This will also apply to citizens who are living in the United Kingdom or Switzerland. Entry quarantine requirements will continue to apply for travelers arriving from red, dark red, purple, and gray countries, as specified by the Norwegian government. All fully vaccinated persons with valid documentation are released from quarantine and testing. This is only applicable for vaccination certificates that are verifiable in Norway. These are EU/NHS/third countries.

What’s Changed?

The Norwegian government will begin announcing plans for the re-opening of the country, which will allow foreign nationals from select regions to enter Norway. All domestic restrictions on movement will also be removed; however, any individual infected with COVID-19 will have to immediately self-quarantine.

Looking Ahead

The Norwegian government is expected to announce the dates for Phase 2 of reopening in the second half of October. Continue to check the Norwegian government for future updates and CIP’s website for further information.

Sources: The Government of Norway

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