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Travel Information and Route Offer

The authorities' measures to deal with the corona virus COVID-19 affect our route offer. See information about our routes and rules for entry. We regularly follow the advice from the Norwegian authorities, as well as from the authorities in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
 

Departures and Information

Kiel-Oslo

The ships will depart with guests travelling from Oslo only (2-day cruise guests can not go ashore in Kiel). First sailing will be 09.06.2021. First sailing from Kiel will be 01.07.2021. We point out that if the authorities change the travel advice to Norway, changes may occur.

Ticket to a sailing that is changed or cancelled?

All guests will be contacted by us via e-mail.

Freight traffic

Color Carrier continues to sail between Norway and Germany with freight. Departure from Oslo on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Read more on  www.colorline-cargo.com.

Departures and Information

Hirtshals-Kristiansand / Hirtshals-Larvik

In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines from Norwegian authorities, Color Line temporarily suspends normal passenger traffic from Denmark to Norway. Only  persons possessing a role that is society critical are allowed on board. Freight transport remains unchanged. You can still travel one way from Norway to Denmark.
 

To Denmark

Travels from Norway to Denmark

You can enter Denmark, if you meet the following requirements:

You were fully vaccinated against Covid-19. You must bring proof of vaccination for the vaccine used, see requirements here. Fully vaccinated people do not need a valid reason to enter and do not need to be tested on arrival in Denmark. Fully vaccinated persons do not have to go into quarantine after arriving in Denmark.

Travelling from a yellow country or region. If you are traveling from a yellow country or region, you must present documentation of a negative Covid-19 test (either rapid test or PCR test) upon entry. The same applies if you are traveling through Denmark on your way to another country (transit). The test must be completed less than 48 hours prior to participation. You must also test yourself within 24 hours of arriving in Denmark (does not apply to transit). Travelers from yellow countries and regions are exempt from the requirement of a valid reason and from the obligation to quarantine when entering Denmark. Read more here.

Travelling from an orange country or region. Same rule as travelling from a yellow country or region, but you have to be quarantined for 10 days after entry. See more below under rules for travelling from red countries and regions.

Travelling from a red country or region. If you are traveling from red countries or regions you must have a valid reason for traveling. You must present documentation of a negative Covid-19 test (either rapid test or PCR test) upon entry. The same applies if you have to travel through Denmark to get to another country (transit). The test must be completed less than 48 hours prior to participation. Everyone must be quarantined for 10 days after entry. The quarantine can be interrupted if there is a negative result of a PCR test no earlier than the fourth day after the start. Read more here.

Unfortunately, no tests are carried out at the terminal before departure in Larvik og Kristiansand.

If you are a Danish citizen or have a residence in the Danish population register, you can travel to Denmark at any time without showing a negative test when entering Denmark.

Stay up to date

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here: Entry requirements of the Norwegian authorities

To Norway

Travels from Denmark to Norway

In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines from Norwegian authorities, Color Line temporarily suspends normal passenger traffic from Denmark to Norway. Only passengers possessing a role that is society critical  is allowed on board. Freight transport remains unchanged.

To book a trip from Hirtshals to Norway, contact our service center on +45 99 56 19 00 or book your ticket at the terminal in Hirtshals. Please bring a completed form from your employeer or client, documenting right to entry based on a society critical role. 

Stay up to date

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here: https://www.helsenorge.no/de/coronavirus/travel-to-norway

The guidelines below apply from the date normal passenger traffic resumes.

Entry to Norway is only allowed for Norwegian citizens and persons who are registered in the Norwegian population register as resident in Norway. If you are not a Norwegian citizen or if you can provide a certificate of residence from the Norwegian State Register, you will not be able to travel with us. There are exceptions for people who posesses a role that is considered society critcal.

In addition, the Norwegian authorities have introduced the following requirements for entry into Norway. As a traveler, you MUST:

Fill out the registration form BEFORE departureFill out the form here. Remember to do this before you travel. This also applies to Norwegian citizens.

Submit a negative Covid-19 test: Does not apply to Norwegian citizens, people registered in the Norwegian National Register with a residential address in Norway, or people in transit. The test must be completed less than 24 hours prior to participation. People who fail to produce a negative test will be refused to travel with Color Line.

Get tested when you arrive in Norway: The Norwegian authorities have ordered a compulsory Covid-19 test when entering Norway. This applies to everyone arriving in Norway, ALSO for children under the age of 12, professional drivers on duty and a few others. The test is free and is carried out by the Norwegian health authorities at the terminal. Please order the test at least 3 hours before your arrival at the respective terminal.

Order a test for arrival in Larvik here
Order a test for arrival in Kristiansand here

Quarantine: All passengers must be quarantined when entering Norway from Denmark.

The Norwegian authorities' hotline for information about immigration, testing and quarantine
From Norway: 815 55 015
From abroad: +47 21 93 78 40

Departures and Information

Strømstad-Sandefjord

Color Viking and Color Hybrid are cancelled to 27.06.2021. Color Line will continue to follow the situation and recommendations of the Swedish and Norwegian authorities.
 

Safe travel

Routines on board

We will at all times comply with the respective countries' government guidelines and regulations regarding COVID-19. Here are some of our most important measures.

Compulsory mouth and nose protection

To make your crossing even safer, Color Line has made it compulsory to wear mouth and nose protection on board all ships that operate between Denmark and Norway. All passengers over the age of 12 must therefore wear mouth and nose protection during the entire crossing, except when consuming food and drinks and when boarding and disembarking their own vehicle. Please remember to bring your mouth and nose protection with you. You can also buy this at the reception on board and at check-in.
 

Further information

Authorities are updating information continuously. Please visit their pages for further information: 

Norwegian Institute of Public Health: https://www.fhi.no/en/
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
Robert Koch Institute: https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html
Statens Serum Institute: https://en.ssi.dk/
Public Health Agency of Sweden: https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/the-public-health-agency-of-sweden/