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A man with a camera looking at the info board on Oslo Central Station in Norway
A man with a camera looking at the info board on Oslo Central Station in Norway
Oslo Central Station.
Photo: Erik Odiin / Unsplash
Oslo Central Station.
Photo: Erik Odiin / Unsplash

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On this page, we will publish news from Norwegian travel and tourism providers regularly.

Interactive tour of Britannia Hotel in Trondheim

Published: 17 March 2021

Get a peek into the grand Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, and learn more about its magnificent rooms, suites, event facilities and spa.

Virtual tour of Britannia Hotel

 

News from Bergen

Published: 29 October 2020

Read the latest news from Visit Bergen, including information about the new aquaculture Visitor Centre Storeblå, a new Viking-themed restaurant and plans to expand the city cable cars to the top of Mount Ulriken.

 

Press release

Published: 25 September 2020

On 24 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the extension of travel advice from 1 October 2020 to 15 January 2021.

This means that until further notice, people from third countries (i.e. countries outside the EEA / Schengen area) not covered by exemptions are not permitted to travel to Norway.

Furthermore, the following countries and regions are changing from yellow to red: Iceland, Lithuania, Västerbotten region in Sweden and the regions of Central Finland (Keski-Suomi) and Päijänne-Tavastia (Päijät Häme).

All travellers from these countries and regions who come to Norway from Saturday 26 September at midnight. must go into 10 days of quarantine. 

More information is available in this article and in the press release.

 

Press release

Published: 13 August 2020

The Norwegian Government and the health authorities have announced that from 15 August, the status of the Netherlands, Cyprus, Island, Poland, Malta and the Faroe Islands changes to red.

This means that all travellers entering Norway from these countries after midnight of 14 August (night between Friday and Saturday), will have to stay in quarantine quarantine for 10 days. At the border control, they will have to prove a booking or stay of 10 days at the same address.

The status of the following regions in Sweden has also changed to red: Östergötland, Blekinge, Värmland, Uppsala, Dalarna, Örebro.
The regions of Sjælland (minus the region of Copenhagen) and Midtjylland in Denmark also have a red status.

You can check out general travel advice and updated maps with yellow and red countries or regions.

 

Press release

Published: 4 August 2020

On Thursday 30 July, the Norwegian government has updated travels regulations to and from Belgium.
 
The government and health authorities announced, that since 1 August, the status for Belgium has changed from “green” to “red”, due to a high increase in infections the past few weeks. 

This means that all travellers from Belgium who enter Norway after 1 August, have to go into a 10-day quarantine. At border control, they will have to show that they have a 10-day booking at the same address. 
 
The government has now also informed that due to quicker changes in European countries, travel advice may be updated more frequently than once every 14 days. The government will review the travel advice on a more regular basis, to ensure the safety of Norwegians travelling abroad and to limit the import of infection to Norway. 
  
More info in the English press release
 

Press release

Published: 13 July 2020

The press conference of the 10 July at 12:00 confirmed the following:

In addition to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands which opened already 15 June, Norway is now are lifting travel restrictions for the following countries and regions in Europe, from 15 July:
 
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland. Some regions of Sweden will also open from 15 July: Blekinge, Kronoberg, Skåne.
 
This means that you will not have to go into quarantine when you enter Norway from these countries/regions. However, it is dependent on the infection situation not worsening. The health authorities are monitoring the infection situation closely. If the situation deteriorates so much while you are abroad that the Ministry re-introduces advice against travel to that country/region, you will have to go into quarantine when you enter Norway.

map showing countries and regions with exemptions of quarantine duty is available here. The list will be updated at least every second week. This travel advice is valid up to and including 20 August.
 
See the whole press conference (for now in Norwegian only).

New solution for online events at The Oslofjord Convention Center

Published: 15 June 2020

The Oslofjord Convention Center has developed a new solution to cater for online and combined virtual/physical events. Known as Oslofjord Hybrid Event, it is a great way to get thousands of people together all over the world using the latest technology. The following features are available for top quality online meetings:

  • A 360-degree digital studio
  • Multiple interactive solutions
  • Custom app
  • 120 m2 LED screen
  • Studio for live music recording
  • Recording studio with screens for graphics

Read more about Oslofjord Hybrid Event.

 

Destination Management Company The MICE Guru celebrates "Corona Heroes"

Published: 15 June 2020

The Destination Management Company The MICE Guru arranged a trip for local heroes who had made outstanding contributions during the lockdowns.

There had hardly been any cases of COVID-19 in the particular region over the last few weeks. After carrying out a risk assessment, it was concluded that it was safe to go ahead with the event with some precautions in place. A competition was launched where anyone could nominate their local Corona Hero. The winners were invited on a trip to the fjords.

This successful event gives hope both to the community and to event planners around the world who are looking to plan events in Norway in the very near future.

You can read more at The MICE Guru's website, or watch a short film from the event here.

 

Winter in Region Stavanger

Published: 19 May 2020

Region Stavanger has their sights set on the winter season 2020-21. They will offer a range of exciting winter activities worth checking out for travel agents:

Winter hike to Preikestolen
Winter fun at the beaches of Jæren 
Fun in the snow in Sirdal
Fjord cruising in style from Stavanger
Explore Magma UNESCO Global Geopark
A classical fjord cruise to the Lysefjord

 

Radisson Hotel Group launches safety protocol

Published: 14 May 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the launch of Radisson Hotel's Safety Protocol, a new cleanliness and disinfection program at their hotels. The program is launched in collaboration with SGS, a global leader within inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Read more about Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol

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