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Covid Test when entering Norway

Norway just lifted the quarantine requirement for vaccinated Americans. However you still have to be tested when entering the country. Does anyone know how long it takes to get tested when entering Norway? Is this something that just takes an hour or two? What is the cost? I'm really nervous about false positives since it does happen sometimes.

I edited my original post to include the following info since there have been reply's stating US travelers are still not allowed in Norway.
I got an email from Scotts Cheap flights that stated Norway is open now officially opened to vaccinated travelers from the US. They referenced this link. https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/norway-exempts-fully-vaccinated-travellers-from-quarantine-requirement/

Posted by
6840 posts

Is your trip coming up soon? The announcement says nothing about travelers from the USA. It says travelers from European Union and European Economic Area but there is no system set.

Posted by
75 posts

False positives almost NEVER happen. The issue is with false negatives. A positive would result in an immediate follow up test. So book away and have a great time.

Posted by
6499 posts

As Jazz+Travels notes, I don’t see anything about Americans being allowed to visit Norway.

I see this (updated as of Tuesday June 8):

As a main rule, only Norwegian nationals and foreign nationals who reside in Norway are allowed to enter the country, but Norway is now opening its borders to foreigners residing in countries in EEA/Schengen/UK that meet the criteria for low infection levels, listed as "yellow" or "green" areas. Read important information about who can travel to Norway.

They are only now BARELY opening to SOME Europeans. Norway has had one of the strictest regimes in place against foreigners entering.

Posted by
4740 posts

“False positives almost NEVER happen”. Rubbish - I know 2 people that tested positive and were negative the following day.

However, it’s hypothetical at present, as I don’t think Americans are allowed in.

Posted by
75 posts

Sure you did Jennifer...sure you did....

OP you are going to be fine and you will have a great trip.. Do not worry about a false positive interrupting your trip (false positives are beyond rare and they will retest you if that is suspected). Plan and go--once the country is properly open for tourists.

Posted by
2143 posts

Norway has had, and still has, among the strictest rules for entry during the pandemic. Yes, they have lifted the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated visitors. But you still can't enter Norway without a good reason, and no, tourism is not considered a good reason.

Scott's Cheap flights are probably wrong then. Schengenvisainfo.com is not an official website, just a fancy blog.

Posted by
25727 posts

Sure you did Jennifer...sure you did....

so now have a go and make fun of me too please. I also know two people - one a couple of streets over and one an old friend the other side of town who have both had false positives and had them overturned after follow ups the next day.