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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Norway Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Norway

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Norway. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

Norway shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Norway), the Advisory Index is 3.7 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Sweden (4), Russia with 3.8 and Finland with 3.6 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Norway

There are currently 13,406 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Norway. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 270 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Norway.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Norway

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Norway.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Norway from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är stabilt. Det går emellertid inte att utesluta risken för terrordåd.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NO

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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  Norge har 10 dages indrejsekarantæne for alle indrejsende fra Danmark og Færøerne. Personer som er bosat eller har opholdt sig minimum 10 dage inden indrejse til Norge i Grønland er ikke omfattet af karantænepåbuddet. Rejser du fra en lufthavn i Danmark, vil du dog alligevel blive pålagt indrejsekarantæne på 10 dage. Dette gælder uanset, hvor du ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/norge/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Norway due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Norway due to COVID-19. Norway has resumed most transportation options, (including ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/norway-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/norway

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Norway has border restrictions in place and only residents of EU/EEA and Schengen countries may enter. Borders are otherwise closed to foreign travellers who don't have Norwegian residency or a work permit, though some exemptions may apply. Airports are operational and you can transit through Gardermoen (Oslo) Airport, but expect travel delays. A quarantine ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/norway

Individual rating changes for Norway

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Norway. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 18th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 3.0 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Norway to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 2.6 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Norway to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from July 22nd 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 3.0 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Norway to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from June 15th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 3.1 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Norway to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Norway to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 2.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Norway to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 1.8 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Norway to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Norway changed from 1.6 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Norway to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Norway changed from 0.0 to 1.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Norway changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 1.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Norway with a rating of 2.0.

About Norway

Norway with its capital Oslo is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly larger than New Mexico (324,220 km²). The country is located Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden. The climate can be described as temperate along coast, modified by North Atlantic Current; colder interior with increased precipitation and colder summers; rainy year-round on west coast. The landscape is glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; small, scattered plains; coastline deeply indented by fjords; arctic tundra in north. With a population of about 4.64 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Oslo
Population about 4.64 million
Size 324.220 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than New Mexico
Common languages Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Norwegian
Currency Krone (short: NOK)
International phone prefix +47
Internet Top Level Domain .no
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NOR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 578

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Norway is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes
  • air pollution from vehicle emissions
  • threatening fish stocks
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • Beerenberg (2,227 m) on Jan Mayen Island in the Norwegian Sea is the country's only active volcano
  • rockslides, avalanches

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Norway. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aquaculture
  2. chemicals
  3. fishing
  4. food processing
  5. gas
  6. metals
  7. mining
  8. paper products
  9. petroleum
  10. pulp

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. beef
  3. fish
  4. milk
  5. pork
  6. potatoes
  7. veal
  8. wheat

Norwegian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Norway.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. fish
  4. machinery
  5. metals
  6. petroleum
  7. petroleum products
  8. ships

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery
  5. metals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Norway?

Norway is currently rated at 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Norway.

Is it safe to travel Norway in 2020?

Visiting the country Norway is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Norway?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Norway.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Norway?

There are currently 13,406 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Norway. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 270 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Norway.

What is the size of Norway?

Norway has a size of 324,220 km² or 125,182 mi² which is slightly larger than New Mexico.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.