New Border Controls Introduced for Pleasure Craft from Abroad

The Norwegian government has introduced interim, mandatory border controls for pleasure craft arriving in Norway from abroad.

Publisert: 09.07.2021

MANDATORY BORDER CONTROL: The Norwegian government has introduced interim, mandatory border controls for pleasure craft arriving in Norway from abroad. Photo: Harald M. Valderhaug.

Travelers coming to Norway by pleasure craft must contact Norwegian police at 02800 before arrival.

Border police and customs are the authorities responsible for controlling entry to Norway. Please do not contact Port of Oslo concerning pleasure craft arrival from abroad.

Pleasure craft must have a reserved berth before arrival in a private marina or similar facility.

Interim regulations for pleasure craft arrivals from abroad:

1. Passengers aboard pleasure craft arriving in Oslo municipality can dock only at a privately booked berth in a privately operated marina within the municipality.

2. Travelers must contact Norwegian police at 02800 before arrival.

3. The police will direct travelers to border police for entry control.

4. Border police will inform travelers regarding entry requirements and associated duties, including testing and quarantine.

5. To book a test, travelers arriving in Oslo should contact Oslo Municipality.

6. The municipality at the port of arrival will follow up with travelers in accordance with local regulations to arrange for testing, protocols for positive tests, etc.

Travelers arriving in Norway by pleasure craft must report to police at the border control point closest to their port of arrival.

Norwegian border control for pleasure craft is available at 11 locations: Hammerfest, Tromsø, Bodø, Trondheim, Ålesund, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Sandefjord, Oslo and Halden / Sponvika.

For further information, please contact Norwegian police at 02800.