If you are arriving in the UK from Norway on or after 4am on 18 January you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Travel is subject to entry restrictions
- Due to covid-19 restrictions, Norway has announced additional restrictions on travel to/from the UK, however direct flights will resume from 5pm on 2 January. For more information, see the information from the Norwegian government, as well as from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. From 1 January, UK nationals resident in the UK will not be able to enter Norway as visitors unless they meet certain exemptions; these are available from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. In addition to existing restrictions, until at least 10 January travellers from the UK will be required to take a number of PCR tests.
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.
Separate arrangements are in place for UK military arrivals in Norway, who should consult their unit.
Preparing for your return journey to the UK
If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:
Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.
If you’re planning travel to Norway, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the festive period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities.
Around 581,000 British nationals visit Norway every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re living in or moving to Norway, read the Living in Norway guide in addition to this travel advice.
Norway has extended the temporary border controls on its internal Schengen border until further notice. These border controls take place at ports with ferry traffic from Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Make sure you carry a valid passport on all these routes.
Terrorist attacks in Norway can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Petty crime does occur but at a low level compared to other European countries. See Crime
There has been an increase in avalanche activity. Follow local advice, stay on-piste and only ski in recommended areas. See Visiting in winter
To contact the Norwegian emergency services, call 110 (fire), 112 (police) or 113 (ambulance).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.