Norway’s international flight departures have begun to operate again as the country partially re-opens its borders, closed earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Of Oslo Airport’s 92 direct international flight routes, well over half are open at the time of writing, national broadcaster NRK reported on Tuesday.
European departures are also available from Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø.
From July 15th, Norway is allowing residents to travel out of the country for tourism to all but seven countries in the European Union/EEA and Schengen countries.
Countries and regions that will remain classed “red” by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Hungary, and all of Sweden except the counties of Skåne, Blekinge and Kronoberg.
Norway's foreign ministry only advises travel to countries in the EU which are classed as “red” if it is “strictly necessary”. The same goes for all countries outside the EU, EEA and Schengen countries. The foreign ministry website page detailing its coronavirus-related travel advice can be found here.
Norwegian residents who visit countries to which only “strictly necessary” travel is allowed, are required to quarantine for ten days on their return. Guidelines on precautions against coronavirus while travelling along with quarantine rules will be updated regularly and can be checked on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s website.
Direct flights to the following destinations are available from Oslo Gardermoen or Oslo Torp airports at the time of writing.
Note that some of the European countries listed below remain designated “red” areas by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, as are all non-European countries. That means although you can fly here, you will have to quarantine when you get back to Norway.
Croatia: Split, Dubrovnik
Czech Republic: Prague
Denmark: Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus, Billund
France: Paris, Nice
Germany: Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
Greece: Athens, Chania, Rhodes
Israel: Tel Aviv
Lithuania: Vilnius, Palanga
North Macedonia: Skopje
Poland: Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Lublin
Spain: Gran Canaria, Malaga, Alicante, Palma Mallorca
Turkey: Istanbul, Antalya
United Kingdom: London, Edinburgh, Manchester
Additionally, other Norwegian airports offer the following departures:
- Bergen: Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Gdansk, Krakow, Katowice, Kaunas, Copenhagen, Paris, Szczecin, Warsaw
- Stavanger: Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Esbjerg, Gdansk, Krakow, Katowice, Kaunas, Copenhagen, Szczecin.
- Trondheim: Amsterdam, Gdansk, Krakow, Copenhagen
- Tromsø: Gdansk, Krakow.
The Local has verified each departure by checking at least one flight is scheduled between now and the end of July using search engines, and cross checking with the websites for Oslo Torp Airport and Avinor, the operating company for Oslo Gardermoen, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø airports.