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EXPLAINED: How to access Norway’s Covid-19 certificate

EXPLAINED: How to access Norway’s Covid-19 certificate
A Boeing 737 landing at Oslo Gardermoen airport. Alan Wilson Flickr
The complete domestic version of Norway’s Covid health certificate is here, but where can you find it, what will you need it for, and what do you need to log in and view the certificate? Here’s everything you need to know. 

Norway’s Covid health certificate launched on June 11th, and according to the government, it will be used to speed up the country’s reopening plan. 

So far, the government has not offered many specific details on exactly how this will be done. However, they have revealed that the Covid pass will be used to access large events, go on domestic tours and cruises and be used to allow fully vaccinated travellers returning to Norway to skip the entry quarantine. 

READ MORE: Norway rolls out new rules on Covid-19 entry quarantine

The version used for travel across the EU will not be available to use until July. 

What does it look like?

The domestic version is presented as a simple QR code that will glow green when scanned if you have been vaccinated, recently returned a negative coronavirus test, or have had COVID-19 in the previous six months.

If you do not meet these criteria, then it will glow red.

There will be two pages, one for the control page that shows green or red and the QR code for domestic use.

Then there is the extended control page. This page is used for reentering Norway and is the page you will present to border police if you are eligible to skip the entry quarantine.

You will not be able to use pictures or a screenshot of the QR code. Instead, you must use the certificate itself.

The EU version will display a lot more information than the domestic version. The domestic version displays less data due to the Norwegian government wanting to protect the privacy of its citizens.

Below you can see what the simple domestic version of the Covid certificate looks like.

The domestic Covid-19 certificate. Source NIPH.

Where can you find it? 

The Covid-19 certificate is only available from helsenorge. 

You can find the certificate either on helsenorge.no or via the helsenorge app, which is available on Android or iPhone

The web version is available in English, and you will find the certificate with the rest of the services you can access online. 

Below you will see where to find the certificate on the helsenorge.no homepage. The layout for mobile devices is the same. 

You can access the Covid-19 certificate in Norwegian. Source: helsenorge.no

How to log in

To log in to view the certificate, you will need a level four security clearance electronic ID handy. These are BankID, Buypass and Commfides. 

The portal on helsenorge.no which asks for electronic ID

You will not be able to access the passport without it, so it essential you order one if you are planning on using the certificate. 

Luckily, we have put together a handy guide for everything you need to know about electronic ID in Norway. 

READ MORE: Everything foreigners in Norway need to know electronic IDs  

You will also need an identification number. This can either be a D-number or a National Identity Number. You can find out about both here and here. 


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