COVID-19 situation in Norway & Iceland
Underneath is an overview of the current situation in Norway & Iceland.
You can consult all current measures on the website www.info-coronavirus.be.
Border control measures:
As of 15/07/2020 Norway opens its borders for travelers coming from Belgium.
Due to the recent evolution of the covid-19 situation in Belgium, the Norwegian government added Belgium on the list of “red” countries on 30/07/2020.
This situation implies a mandatory quarantine of 10 days for Belgian travelers from the 01/08/2020 midnight. The quarantine is not retroactive. If you arrived Norway before the 31/07/2020 or the 31/07/2020, the quarantine obligation is not applicable. The quarantine must be performed in an appropriate place, at one and only address for 10 consecutive days. The address of quarantine must be communicated to the Norwegian authorities on entry the Norwegian territory. If your stay in the country is shorter than 10 days, you can leave the country as planned. Leaving the country must be performed immediately and you are still entitled to quarantine until your departure.
Here you can read all the information concerning quarantine according to the regulations of the Norwegian authorities:
However, everybody has still to respect the sanitary measures (https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-genera...) currently still in place in Norway.
Attention: A Norwegian travel interdiction is still applicable for Sweden (with the exception for the regions Blekinge, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Skåne, Värmland, Örebro et Östergötland), as communicated on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-genera...). Travellers, for instance those coming from Belgium by car, need to keep this in consideration. Border controls have been announced.
Belgians resident in Norway, can transfer by Sweden with their own vehicle if one respects the necessary measures. It means, among others, to not spend a night in a high risk zone of contamination (red zone), to keep distance to others and to observe a strict hand hygiene in case of any stop.
It is theoretically possible for Belgian tourists to drive by car through Sweden, but this is not recommended. As such, all travels to Norway via Sweden are not recommended. A direct connection between Denmark and Norway or Germany (Kiel) and Norway is strongly advised.
According to available information, it appears that some ferry companies may deny boarding to Belgian citizens.
Anyone in Norway, residents and visitors alike, can have themselves tested free of charge in case of symptoms or suspicion of contamination.
Internal measures limitating movement:
No specific measures. Possibly reduced travel options (less busses, trains, etc.)
By car: the borders are open for travellers, who're entitled access to the country. Transit between Belgium and Norway is possible, recommended route by Danemark or Germany.
An increase of flights is programmed as of 15/06. Possible cancellations of flights need to be kept in consideration.
Ferry services from and to Norway are resuming their activity. Please consult the websites of the respective companies.
Border control measures
Access to Iceland is possible:
As of June 15:
As of June 15, passengers authorized to travel to Iceland can choose to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival or to go into quarantine for two weeks. At this time, test results from other countries will not be accepted for exemption of quarantine.
- Passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form (available soon on www.covid.is) before departure to Iceland.
- Testing will be available at Keflavik airport and in Seydisfjordur (for passengers arriving on the Smyril Line). As of 1 July, passengers will be charged for a single test. ISK 9000 (EUR 58) per test if paid during the pre-registration, ISK 11000 (EUR 71) per test if paid upon arrival. Following the test, passengers can travel onward to their registered address (provided in their pre-registration form). Passengers can expect to receive their test results within 24 hours. Children born in 2005 and later will be exempt from quarantine and screening requirements.
- Passengers are encouraged to download and use the COVID-19 app Rakning C-19.
Internal measures limiting movement:
No specific measures.
- An increase of flight connections has been announced and effectively executed. Possibile cancellations of flights need to be kept in consideration.
- The weekly ferry connection between Denmark (Hirtsfeld) and Iceland has been resumed.