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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. Norway and Russia 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 191 963 630 people, among the total — 4 126 555 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 Thursday, 22 July 2021), the number of cases in Russia is 6 054 711 people, total deaths are 151 501, and 475 753 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Russia to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Russia from Norway?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Russia:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Russia only if absolutely necessary: study in Russia, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the Russian government: https://ru.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR results required for all countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Russian 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 Russian 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, Norway ranks among the states of the «Orange» 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 Russia from Norway in 2021

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

Before travelling to Russia, 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 Russia?

Negative PCR results required for all countries.

Self-isolation required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19

For which countries are the borders with Russia open?

Today (Thursday, 22 July 2021) the borders of Russia are fully open for 29/ 38 countries, partially open for 22/ 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 Russia, 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 Russian border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Russia has restricted the entry of most foreign nationals. There are some exemptions such as for members of diplomatic missions, certain work-travelers who qualify as highly qualified specialists, for medical treatment, passengers with the UEFA 2021 FAN ID card (until July 2), for students (with written approval from their universities and submitted to the Federal Security Service by the university) returning to Russia for their studies, and for caring for close family members as well.Citizens (or residents) of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, UAE, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam are allowed to enter if arriving on a direct flight from these countries. Starting May 25th, Russia also resumed flights with Iceland, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, and Saudi Arabia, although the number of flights is very limited.Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazachstan, and Kyrgyzstan may also arrive on a direct flight. They must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival with a green QR code in the app «Traveling Without COVID-19.»Travelers (other than Russian citizens) have to present a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The certificate can be in Russian or in English, and a notarized translation to Russian is acceptable. This includes travelers transiting as well.Travelers are also required to pass two PCR COVID-19 tests (one within 3 days after arriving and the second within 5 days) and submit the test results via the Public Services Portal.Those arriving to Russia for permanent work purposes, including Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) visa holders, and travelers from the UK have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.Flights to and from the UK are suspended until at least June 16, and flights to and from

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

For which countries are the borders with Norway open?

Today (Thursday, 22 July 2021) Norway’s borders are fully open to 21/ 38 countries, partially open — to 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 Norway 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:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Norway. 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 Russia from Norway

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Russia are limited, so it is possible to get to Russia with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Norway to Russia. 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 Russia

Current coronavirus statistics in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 6 054 711
  • Sick right now: 475 753
  • Number of deaths: 151 501
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

In response to a worsening epidemiological situation, municipal and regional authorities in the Russian Federation continue to take steps to restrict the spread of COVID-19. Measures and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 vary widely, as individual regions and cities set their own policies. Travelers should check with the local government in their region for current restrictions. These measures may include curfews for restaurants and bars, attendance limits on large gatherings, and the closure of all noncritical infrastructure. Travelers should comply with all government restrictions/requirements regarding the spread of COVID-19.The government of the Russian Federation requires the use of masks in crowded public areas, including public transportation, taxis, parking lots, and elevators. This order applies to the entire country. Non-compliance may result in fines.In the Moscow region, indoor gatherings of more than 50 people and outdoors events of more than 500 are prohibited. In the city of Moscow, the mayor has implemented a system of QR codes for those seeking to dine in restaurants and cafes. Starting from June 28, 2021, all patrons at restaurants and bars will need to utilize an application connecting to a centralized government database in order to generate a QR code proving that they have either: been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months, or had a negative PCR test result from an approved Moscow lab within the last three days. Otherwise, they will not be permitted to enter. Moscow authorities will only accept evidence of vaccination with one of the vaccines registered in the Russian Federation. The Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not currently registered in the Russian Federation. For more information, please see the following website.In Saint Petersburg, the governor has suspended the work of amusement and water parks and increased enforcement of the mask regime in public transportation and cultural and retail establishments.
Source:https://ru.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Actual data of COVID-19 in Norway

Current statistics on coronavirus in Norway:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 134 969
  • Sick right now: 7196
  • Number of deaths: 799
  • 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/

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 Norway for Russia with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR results required for all countries.

Self-isolation required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19

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