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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Latvia and Norway were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 186 762 446 people, among the total — 4 030 918 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Monday, 12 July 2021), the number of cases in Norway is 133 197 people, total deaths are 796, and 8068 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Norway to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Norway from Latvia?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Norway:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Yes
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Norway: No

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Norway:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Norway only if absolutely necessary: study in Norway, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://no.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Latvia ranks among the states of the «Green» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Norway from Latvia in 2021

At the moment, Norway is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Norway, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Norway?

Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.

Self-quarantine for 10 days required for some travelers.

For which countries are the borders with Norway open?

Today (Monday, 12 July 2021) the borders of Norway are fully open for 21/ 38 countries, partially open for 30/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Norway, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Everyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in entry quarantine, with the exception of specified countries in Europe/Nordic region with sufficiently low transmission (green areas and countries), unless they are mentioned in the exemption provisions in the COVID-19 regulations.Entry quarantine lasts for 10 days. People who are fully vaccinated or who have had COVID-19 during the past six months are exempt from entry quarantine. Protected people who have had their first vaccine dose between 3 and 15 weeks ago, and children under 18 years must go into entry quarantine, but can end quarantine if they test negative by a PCR test no earlier than three days after arrival.Currently, only a certificate (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or EU digital COVID-19 certificate) with a QR code that can be verified by Norwegian authorities is considered to be a secure and verifiable way to document vaccination or having had COVID-19 (the Swedish COVID-19 certificate is not yet ready for this use).See your COVID-19 certificate (helsenorge.no) Other people in entry quarantine must be tested with a PCR test seven days after arrival. If they test negative for COVID-19 with PCR (not rapid antigen test) they can come out of quarantine.People who shall be in quarantine after entering Norway shall stay at a quarantine hotel. There are some exceptions. Protected people who have had their first vaccine dose between 3 and 15 weeks ago and minors (under 18 years) do not need to live in a quarantine hotel.Travellers from countries outside EEA/ Schengen / UK shall be in a quarantine hotel until a negative test results after 3 days at the earliest. The remainder of quarantine can take place at home or in a suitable location.Travellers from countries within the EEA / Schengen / UK with more than or equal to 500 new cases of infection per 100,000 in the last two weeks, or where special infection control professional considerations apply, must be in quarantine hotels for 3 days.There are special requirements for places of quarantine when it is not carried out in a quarantine hotel.Information about entry to Norway and quarantine hotels (helsenorge.no)

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Norway. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Latvia open?

Today (Monday, 12 July 2021) Latvia’s borders are fully open to 0/ 38 countries, partially open — to 51/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Latvia are partially or completely open:

In Latvia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Latvia. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Norway from Latvia

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Norway are limited, so it is possible to get to Norway with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Latvia to Norway. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Norway

Current coronavirus statistics in Norway:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 133 197
  • Sick right now: 8068
  • Number of deaths: 796
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Norway:

Commercial, public, and government services are generally open, though some have restricted capacities to adhere to social distancing policies. Regions with higher infection rates, e.g. Oslo and Viken, may have additional restrictions for commercial businesses
Source:https://no.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 137 917
  • Sick right now: 708
  • Number of deaths: 2536
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

In indoor spaces outside the household, a face mask must be worn if there is more than one person in the room. Face masks are mandatory in public transport and in educational institutions.Children under 7 years of age are exempted from the obligation.People must respect 2 metres physical distancing (applies to both public indoor and public outdoor spaces). Physical distancing is not applied to family members and members living in the same household.Public events are not allowed. Up to 10 people can meet together outdoors.Up to 2 households (maximum 10 people) can privately meet outdoors.From 15 June, public events will be possible for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.Private eventsUp to 10 people from two households can meet indoors.Up to 20 people can meet outdoors (with no household restriction).From 15 June, a relaxation of these measures is planned for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.Restaurants, bars and cafés have resumed their activities outdoors, under enhanced safety measures.No more than 4 adults (excluding minors) from no more than 2 households can seat at the same table (no more than 10 persons in total).Physical separation, or a minimum distance of at 2 metres, must be ensured between people sitting at different tables.Staff and guests must use facemasks during their stay, except when sitting at a table.
Source:https://covid19.gov.lv/index.php/en/support-society/how-behave-safely/covid-19-control-measures

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Latvia for Norway with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for some travelers.

Self-quarantine for 10 days required for some travelers.

When will Norway open its borders to Latvia and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?