Rules for entry to Norway and restrictions for everyday life due to Covid-19
The Norwegian authorities have decided to change the current regulations related to Corona. The vaccination is still at an early stage in Norway. Due to the growing trend in infection in Norway after the Christmas holidays, several new restrictions were implemented this week. The changes deal with rules related to daily life in Norway, as well as restrictions related to citizens travelling to Norway from abroad. The content of this page concerns rules for entry to Norway, but the restrictions for everyday life in Norway are also discussed in the links. Both sets of rules are equally important.
Test yourself if you have symptoms
Norwegian authorities emphasize the importance of us all testing ourselves if we experience any kind of symptoms - even after the imposed quarantine. It is free to be tested and performed in the municipality you live in:
Due to even stricter Covid-19 restrictions in Norway now than before Christmas, the Police unfortunately have fewer appointments available – both in Arendal and Kristiansand. I am in ongoing dialogue with the Police and have made a list of all of you who need an appointment with them based on the date you all completed the 10 day quarantine. The list has been sent to my contact person in the Police and she will offer you an appointment through me as soon as possible. However, we all have to show patience because there is currently a long queue to get an appointment.
Citizens outside the EU are given priority, so EU citizens must be even more patient. (Scandinavian citizens only need to meet with the Tax Administration.)
Secrets of Kristiansand
Monthly in the period from October to May each year, we have usually met in Kristiansand to get to know other people in the same situation. Unfortunately, we cannot arrange these meetings yet, but will send you an invitation via email when it is allowed again.
Due to constant changes in the authorities' restrictions, you your-self are responsible for keeping up to date on current legislation whether you already live in Norway or will move to Norway in the near future. Please follow the links below: