Thursday, June 24, 2021

Norway Starts Implementing EU COVID-19 Vaccination Passports – Permits Restriction-Free Entry for Its Holders

Norway has today, June 24, joined the European Union’s gateway for the issuance and verification of the EU COVID-19 Vaccination Passport for those who have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus, those who have recovered in the last six months, and those who test negative before their trip.

According to a press release of the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services starting from today, June 24, travellers who hold such documents will be eligible to enter Norway completely restrictions free, without the need to register before entry, test or quarantine.

From today Norwegians will also be able to apply to get their certificates, while starting from July 1, all EU and Schengen Area Member states will also be able to verify the EU COVID-19 Vaccination Passports issued by the Norwegian authorities, the Ministry explains.

Commenting on the document, the Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie said that will mean a lot for both individuals and for important jobs in the tourism industry in Norway.

Thanks to a fast, efficient and good European cooperation, we already have a corona certificate solution on Thursday that will be able to make travel significantly easier for people who have been fully vaccinated or have undergone corona disease,” Minister Høie also said.

All those in Norway who have been fully vaccinated against the virus can apply to obtain one of these certificates. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months are also eligible for the document. This certificate is supposed to grant Norwegian restriction-free entry in all EU and Schengen Area countries.

According to the Ministry, currently, the following countries can verify such certificates: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Latvia.

Whereas starting from July 1, the majority of the EU/EEA countries will be connected to the EU gateway for the verification of the EU COVID-19 Vaccination Passport.

Those who qualify for the certificate can obtain it at helsenorge.no. However, those who cannot use a PC, mobile phone or tablet, can call the Corona information telephone and receive the corona certificate in the mail. We

We still want as many people as possible to use the digital solution on helsenorge.no, and possibly take a printout of the certificate at home,” Minister Høie said, commenting on the issue.

Norwegians who want to obtain their vaccination document for travel printed out can call the corona information phone from Monday to Friday, starting at 08.00 to 15.30 in the following numbers:

  • From Norway: 815 55 015
  • From abroad: +47 21 89 80 42

Those calling the information centre should provide their social security number, and they will receive the document at their registered address.

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