AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING NORWAY
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Norway starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Noway. All tourists entering Norwegian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Norwegian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed. The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted. Although Svalbard islands are part of Norway, they are not considered part of Schengen area and all the tourists traveling from Norway to Svalbard are required to pass through visa and passport check in Tromso.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Goods brought from outside the country by air or sea can be subject to the following limitations:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g).
- Alcohol: strong liquor (1L), of beverage with less than 22% alcohol volume (1,5L), beer or wine (2L).
Money Amounts of over NOK25,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit. Visitors entering Norway with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Australia and Norway
Notable early Norwegians in Australia were shipwrecked castaway Thorkel Thorkelson and the Archer brothers from Narvik. Norwegian seamen contributed to the Australian populace by choosing to jump ship along the coast to try their luck onshore. The gold rush of the mid to late 1800s brought many more. Of the first 2000 Norwegians in Australia, most travelled on relatively cheap passages, subsidised by the Queensland government in the 1870s to attract European settlers.
Australia and Norway cooperate in the United Nations and World Trade Organisation. They work together to advance international peace and security through military contributions to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and the Global Coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Bilateral agreements between the two countries include the Working Holiday Maker arrangement, a reciprocal health agreement, a bilateral Social Security Agreement and a revised bilateral Double Taxation agreement.
Australia exports predominantly specialised machinery and parts, and alcoholic beverages to Norway and imports mainly fish and fish products, specialised machinery and parts, and measuring and analysing instruments. Australia’s services exports to Norway were half their imports and were dominated by transport and education-related travel. Australia imported predominantly transport and professional services.
More than 26,000 Australians claim Norwegian ancestry.
Australian wanting to visit Norway will need ETIAS authorisation before they embark on travel. ETIAS is very similar to Australia’s ETA and is also expected to be as cost-effective and effective time-wise.
List of Australian diplomatic offices in Norway
Australian Consulate in Oslo, Norway
Address: Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Strandvn 20, Lysaker, PO Box 33, Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 67 58 48 48
Fax: +47 67 58 43 80
List of Norwegian diplomatic offices in Australia
Royal Norwegian Consulate in Hobart - Tasmania
Address: 688A Sandy Bay Road, SANDY BAY TAS 7005
Phone: +61 3 6225 0582, +61 3 6255 0582, +61 419 515 637
Fax: +61 3 9369 7790
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Fremantle, Australia
Address: 20 Mews Road, PO Box 6959, Fremantle W.A. 6160, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9335 9155
Fax: +61 8 9335 7406
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Brisbane, Australia
Address: Level 10, Concorde House., 217 George Street, GPO Box 2086, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3229 0492
Fax: +61 7 3221 3065
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Adelaide, Australia
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia
Address: Suite 1, 420 High Street, KEW VIC 3101
Phone: +61 3 9853 3122
Fax: +61 3 9853 3122
Details: Consul General: Tomm Paulsen Consular secretary: Louise Smith Consular secretary: Siobain Cornick
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Sydney,Australia
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra, Australia
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Bokmal Norwegian;
- Nynorsk Norwegian;
- Small Sami and Finnish speaking minorities
Area: 324,220 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Krone (NOK)
Calling Code: +47
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