- Reviewed: 14 April 2021, 12:08 NZST
- Still current at: 14 May 2021
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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.
The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.
Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.
Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.
We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.View Larger Map Close/Open map
Terrorist groups, individuals returning from Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Norway and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.
Norwegian authorities occasionally make arrests of terrorism suspects and recommend heightened vigilance due to the ongoing risk.
In August 2019, a gunman attempted an attack on the Al-Noor Mosque in Baerum, outside Oslo.
In April 2017, an explosive device was found and detonated by Norwegian authorities in Central Oslo.
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) maintain a national terrorism threat level for Norway.
New Zealanders in Norway are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising a high degree of vigilance in public places.
Whilst the crime rate in Norway is low, petty crime (such as pick pocketing and bag snatching) is more common over the summer tourist season and occurs in larger cities, in particular Oslo. Be particularly alert of your surroundings and aware of your belongings around airports, trains and metro stations, hotel lobbies and restaurants. Avoid poorly lit and isolated areas after dark, including the streets around Olso’s Central Railway station.
General travel advice
Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe and can include lengthy imprisonment or fines.
New Zealanders travelling or living in Norway should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Norway are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Embassy Stockholm, Sweden is accredited to Norway
Street Address 6 Skarpögatan, Östermalm 115 93, Stockholm, Sweden Postal Address New Zealand Embassy, 6 Skarpögatan, Östermalm 115 93, Stockholm, Sweden Telephone +46 8 400 172 70 Emergency Telephone +64 99 20 20 20 (New Zealand) Email NZEmbassyStockholm@mfat.govt.nz Web Site https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/europe/sweden/new-zealand-embassy/ Hours Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Visitors to the embassy are by appointment only.
New Zealand Consulate-General Oslo, Norway
Street Address Mr Raimond Pettersen, Bærum, Meeting by appointment only Telephone +47 923 01 701 Email email@example.com
See our regional advice for Europe
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Accredited New Zealand Embassy Sweden
6 Skarpögatan, Östermalm 115 93, Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 400 172 70
Emergency Telephone: +64 99 20 20 20 (New Zealand)
Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Visitors to the embassy are by appointment only.