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Information regarding filming in Norway in the current circumstances with COVID-19.

Useful links and information regarding COVID-19

Norway has consistently low numbers of COVID infection, and a very high rate of vaccination in the general public.

A few pertinent links with information:

Norwegian Institute for Public Health

Questions and answers about entry

Re-open EU has information about travel within Europe

There is currently an application process to enter from the U.S., the commission or a local service producer can easily help productions with this process. We expect these measures to be eased Q4 2021.

Current status

By April 19, 2021, foreigners`access to Norway are still sharply restricted. These restrictions will last till May 12, possibly with a further prolonging.

Norway’s quarantine regulations and infection control advice is continually updated as new information becomes available. The Norwegian Institute for Public Health publishes key data and statistics regarding spread of the virus. You can find their information and daily status updates there.


If allowed to enter Norway you will have to go into a 10 days quarantine.

Quarantine exemptions.

Entry quarantine is currently required upon arrival in Norway from most foreign countries.

Anyone arriving from “red” countries – where the 14-day notification rate is higher than 150 cases per 100 000 – must present a certificate for a negative COVID-19 PCR-test when they arrive in Norway. The test must be taken less than 24 hours before entry.

The Norwegian Institute for Public Health has an overview of currently exempt countries (and exempt regions in the Nordic countries). The list is updated fortnightly.

Work travels

Separate rules apply for work travel within the Nordic and EEA/EU countries.

From October 31, 2020, work travelers from “red” countries – where the 14-day notification rate is higher than 150 cases per 100 000 – must go into 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Norway.

Travel information

Please consult The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration for a Q&A and overview of current guidelines, as well as the Norwegian Institute for Public Health for travel information and list of countries that are exempt from quarantine.

Shooting guidelines

An english version of the Guideline for for safe film production, developed by the Virke Producers association in partnership with the Film Workers Union can be accessed here