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

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. 

EXPLAINED: How to access Norway’s Covid-19 certificate
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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 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 homepage. The layout for mobile devices is the same. 

You can access the Covid-19 certificate in Norwegian. Source:

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 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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Explained: How to register foreign Covid-19 vaccines in Norway 

Did you know that you can get coronavirus vaccines taken abroad added to your Norwegian Covid certificate? Here’s how. 

Explained: How to register foreign Covid-19 vaccines in Norway 
Here's how you can add a Covid-19 vaccine taken abroad added to your Norwegian Covid certificate. Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Residents in Norway can get vaccines taken in other countries registered in Norway and have them added to their Norwegian Covid certificate. 

This comes with a number of perks, such as being able to skip quarantine on your return to Norway if you are fully vaccinated, travelling freely to countries that accept EU Covid passes and attending events such as concerts that require a Covid certificate without having to test. 

It can, in most cases, also be a relatively straightforward process. Below we’ll talk you through everything you need to know. 

Who can register a foreign vaccine? 

Pretty much anyone who has an identity number, either a Norwegian national identity number or a D-Number, can register a European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved Covid-19 vaccine that’s been administered outside of Norway. 

For practical reasons, you will need to have a level-four form of electronic ID to log into, Norway’s digital health portal, when you wish to access your Covid certificate, so this is worth bearing in mind also. 

You can take a look at our guide to e-IDs in Norway here

Which vaccines are you able to register? 

You are currently only able to add EMA approved coronavirus vaccines taken in other countries to your Norwegian Covid certificate. 

These are currently Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and the Johnson & Johnson single-use Janssen vaccine.

This means that if you are planning on getting a jab in a country that offers vaccines that aren’t EMA approved as part of its inoculation program, you should prioritise getting a jab you will be able to add to your Norwegian Covid certificate. 

For those vaccinated in the UK it is unclear whether batches of AstraZeneca produced in the UK are included in this. The Local has contacted the Ministry of Health to confirm what applies to those who have received these batches. 

How do you register the vaccines? 

To add a foreign vaccine to your Covid-19 certificate with the Norwegian Immunisation Registry, SYSVAK, you will need to have your proof of vaccination verified by a medical professional. This can be a general practitioner, municipal health services, or a private healthcare provider. 

The vaccination certificate will need to contain the name of the vaccine, vaccination site, date and batch number of the vaccine.

In terms of proof, you can use either written documentation of vaccination or a Covid-19 certificate that has been issued in the EU or EEA. Some vaccine cards or certificates come with all this information included, so that may be sufficient proof. If not, you may need written proof from a medical professional in the country where the vaccine was issued that contains all the relevant information. 

Then you will need to request either an in-person consultation or a video one if you aren’t currently in Norway. 

This will cost around 160 kroner if you are seeing your regular doctor. If you cannot get an appointment and want to speed up the process, you can use a private provider such as Dr.Dropin or Volvat. The price of a private provider will range from 350 kroner to 1,300 kroner depending on who you choose.

How long will it take for them to be registered? 

According to, the jabs are typically added to the all-important vaccine certificate within 24 hours. 

Anecdotally, some people have reported that it can take up to a few days before the vaccine is added to the certificate. 

This means that if you are planning on getting a foreign vaccine registered before returning to Norway to skip quarantine and testing, you should give yourself ample time. This isn’t just if the vaccine takes longer than expected to appear on your certificate, but also in case the information is wrong and needs updating. 

One last thing worth remembering is that you aren’t considered fully vaccinated in Norway until a week after your final jab.