Application for exemption from quarantine hotel


If you can provide documentation of having compelling compassionate grounds or other weighty considerations for not staying in a quarantine hotel when entering Norway, you may apply for an exemption.

If you are granted an exemption, you must still quarantine in suitable alternative accommodation.

Check if you can travel to Norway now

The rules for entering Norway remain strict, so you must check if you are among those who can enter Norway now.

Check if you are required to stay in a quarantine hotel or not

Some people are not required to stay in a quarantine hotel when entering Norway. You can check if this applies to you at Helsenorge´s website (external website).

This application scheme only applies to travellers required to stay in a quarantine hotel and who can apply for an exemption on compelling compassionate grounds or other weighty considerations.

This application scheme does not apply to you if you travel out of Norway on compelling compassionate grounds or other weighty considerations. For example, travel out of Norway to attend a funeral or to visit a sick family member abroad will not be a valid reason to get permission from UDI to be exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel when you return.

If you have general questions regarding quarantine and quarantine hotels, please see the information on Helsenorge's website (external website). The health authorities are responsible for the quarantine regulations and can answer general questions about quarantine and quarantine hotels.

People with compelling compassionate grounds or other weighty considerations may apply for an exemption from the requirement to stay in a quarantine hotel

A scheme has been implemented where people who can provide documentation of compelling compassionate grounds or other weighty considerations may apply for an exemption from the requirement to stay in a quarantine hotel when entering Norway. Very few people are eligible for exemption under this scheme. UDI processes these applications and can answer questions about them.

We recommend that you apply no later than seven days before entry so that UDI can process your application. If it is less than seven days until your travel to Norway, you must apply as soon as possible.

If you have access to Altinn, you must send the application from there. This is also the case for you who apply on behalf of someone else. If you do not have access to Altinn, you must use a separate application form.

You can apply for yourself, for others and for children. You must send one application per person requesting an exemption. You must have the necessary documentation ready before you apply.

  • Who can apply?

Information before you apply

  • You must obtain documentation before applying

  • Documentation requirements in the event of illness or disorder that requires facilitations the quarantine hotel cannot offer

  • How UDI processes your personal data

How to apply

What happens when I have applied?

  • Is it possible to send in additional documents after applying?

  • Can my application be prioritised?

  • When do I receive an answer?

  • How do I receive an answer?

What happens when I have received an answer?

Answers to frequently asked questions about exemptions from quarantine hotel stays

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