Norway now open to nationals from more third countries

Norway allows more travelers

Lately, Norway has taken some very positive decisions to permit migration overseas of migrants from more third countries than before to enter the country and work in certain fields.

Ever since the outbreak of the COViD-19 pandemic, Norway has been allowing people from different regions and countries of the world based on a colored map system. According to this system, the world countries are classified for their epidemiological status for COVID-19 infections and represented with colors on the map. The red-colored countries are the most affected and hence highly risky. Green colored countries are safe and yellow-colored countries are safer than before.

Now, Norway has added more countries to the list of third countries the nationals of which are allowed to enter its boundaries. This is despite the restrictions on the entry that is still effective for most of the residents and citizens of non-EU countries.

The move has been made on September 1, 2020, to make amends to the regulations that govern the restrictions on the entry of foreigners, say with Norway visit visa, due to the pandemic. So, now employees in non-profit, humanitarian, and religious organizations can enter Norway. These will be foreigners who are granted a residence permit as per the Immigration Regulations § 6-23. A notice indicating this decision has been published by the Ministry of Justice.

Norway has been extra cautious regarding the arrival of foreigners in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country has kept travelers from third countries and even those countries that the EU recommended as epidemiologically safe.

But right now, Norway is changing its decisions and allowing the following categories of people from the UK or outside the EEA/Schengen area to enter its boundaries:

  • Those with a permit for work and residence in Norway
  • Those with a partner or family in Norway
  • Workers or students with technical competence that’s not a requirement for the residence permit
  • Employees in non-profit, humanitarian, and religious organizations

Though these travelers are allowed in Norway, they have to go into self-quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival.

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