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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

We offer daily departures from Germany to Norway. As of August 23, Germany will be classified as an orange country / area. Please note that the Norwegian and German authorities are constantly adapting the regulations. It is your responsibility to stay tuned and check what regulations apply to you and your trip.

Information

Mini-cruise Kiel - Oslo - Kiel

TRAVEL WITH A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE

If you are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past 6 months, you can go on a mini cruise with no special requirements:

- No test, entry registration or quarantine is required.

- A valid EU / EEA Corona certificate with QR code and your passport / ID must be presented when entering Norway.

 

Can children travel?

Children under the age of 18 can travel with their fully vaccinated adults who are in possession of a valid EU / EEA Corona certificate with QR code, but cannot go ashore. A test is required to return to Germany. Germany accepts the PCR test or the rapid test (antigen test). A PCR test must be performed less than 72 hours prior to entry. A rapid test (antigen test) must be carried out less than 48 hours before entry. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this rule.

 

Can I go ashore in Norway?

It is possible to get off the ship in Oslo. However, due to the currently applicable entry regulations in Norway, longer waiting times are to be expected when disembarking.

TRAVEL WITHOUT A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE

If you cannot present a valid Corona certificate with QR code (not fully vaccinated / not recovered from Corona within the last 6 months), you will unfortunately not be able to go on a cruise with us.

Information

TRAVELERS THAT STAY IN NORWAY - WITH OR WITHOUT A CAR

Our ships leave from Kiel to Oslo every day at 14:00. Read below which entry requirements apply to you.

From Kiel to Oslo:

ENTRY WITH A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE

No test or registration is required when entering Norway (this also applies to trips from orange / red countries and areas).

You must present an ID and a valid Corona certificate with QR code from an EU / EEA country to prove that you are fully vaccinated or that you have had COVID-19 in the past six months.


Children

Children under the age of 18 can travel with parents who have a valid EU / EEA corona certificate.

The children must:

- be tested less than 24 hours BEFORE entry into Norway.

- be tested free of charge on arrival in Oslo

- be quarantined in a suitable place for 10 days. They can be tested out of quarantine by a negative PCR test after 3 days.
 

Do I have to be in quarantine?

No, if you present a valid Corona certificate, you do not have to be in quarantine.

ENTRY WITHOUT A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE

PLEASE NOTE! When traveling from orange / red areas and countries, only Norwegian citizens and people with a registered address in Norway can enter Norway. See here who can travel to Norway.

If you come from a green area / country and travel to Norway via Germany it is unfortunately ONLY possible to enter Norway for Norwegian citizens and people with a registered address in Norway (with or without a valid Corona certificate), EU / EEA citizens with a valid Corona certificate and some other exceptions.

If you are allowed entry to Norway you have to:

- Test no more than 24 hours prior to arrival
-  Register before arrival in Norway. If you do not have a Norwegian social security number, you will receive a temporary social security number by SMS upon completion of registration.
- Take a free Corona test upon arrival in Oslo. Have the temporary social security number ready for the test.
- Go into quarantine in a suitable accommodation for 10 days after arrival in Norway.

This also applies to Norwegian citizens and children under 12 years of age.

 

Do I have to be in quarantine?

If the country or area you are traveling from or through is red or orange, you must be quarantined if you are not fully vaccinated or if you have not had COVID-19 in the past six months. Find an overview here.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SHOW AT CHECK-IN IN KIEL?

- a valid passport or ID.

- a valid Corona certificate from an EU / EEA country with QR code, if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered OR proof of a negative test that has not been taken longer than 24 hours before departure.

Also remember to arrive well in advance of your departure.

KEEP UP TO DATE ABUOUT ALL REGULATIONS

We reserve the right to make changes. Please note that changes may be made at short notice. Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

 

The Norwegian authorities' hotline for immigration, testing and quarantine:

In Norway: 815 55 015

From abroad: +47 21 93 78 40

From Oslo to Kiel:

Requirements for the entry from Norway into Germany:

You can travel to Germany with us.

Travellers from no risk areas and travellers who are fully vaccinated/ have undergone COVID-19 in the past six months do not need a valid reason to enter. See updated info about countries marked as green here.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY TO GERMANY FROM 01.08. FROM OSLO:

People traveling to Germany from the age of 12 are required to have one of the following documents: proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative Covid-19 test (rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours or PCR test not older than 72 hours). This regulation only applies to people who stay in Germany for more than 24 hours.
Current information can be found here.

Do I have to quarantine or test upon arrival?

If you are not arriving from a high-risk area or a virus variant area, you do not have to be in quarantine after arriving in Germany. See updated info here.

Stay up to date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

Departures and Information

Hirtshals-Kristiansand / Hirtshals-Larvik

Since 1 July 2021, all passengers with a valid entry permit to Norway can again travel with us from Denmark to Norway. Please note that the Norwegian authorities continuously adapt the regulations and therefore you must always stay up to date on which rules apply to you and your trip.

From Hirtshals to Kristiansand/Larvik

Travels from Denmark to Norway

We are now offering daily departures from Denmark to Norway. Please familiarize yourself with the entry requirements listed below.

Entry with a valid Corona certificate with QR code from an EU / EEA country

You do not need to test or register when entering Norway (this is also valid for countries or regions marked as orange/red).

You must be able to present your ID (identity card or passport) and a Corona certificate with QR code from an EU / EEA country that proves a complete vaccination or a passed COVID-19 illness.

Children

Children under the age of 18 can travel with parents who have a valid EU / EEA corona certificate.

The children must:

- be tested less than 24 hours BEFORE entry into Norway.

- be tested free of charge on arrival in Oslo

- be quarantined in a suitable place for 10 days. They can be tested out of quarantine by a negative PCR test after 3 days

 

Do I have to go into quarantine?
No, you do not have to go into quarantine with a valid corona certificate.

Entry without a valid Corona certificate with QR code from an EU / EEA country

If you are travelling from an orange or red region or country only Norwegian citizens or foreign citizens who are resident in Norway are allowed entry. There are however some exceptions. See list here

 

If you are allowed entry to Norway you have to:

- Test no more than 24 hours prior to arrival
Register before arrival in Norway. If you do not have a Norwegian social security number, you will receive a temporary social security number by SMS upon completion of registration.
- Take a free Corona test upon arrival in Norway. If you arrive in Larvik, we recommend that you pre-order the test Have the temporary social security number ready for the test.
- Go into quarantine in a suitable accommodation for 10 days after arrival in Norway.

This also applies to Norwegian citizens and children under 12 years of age.

Read more about quarantine and exceptions here.

When entering Norway from green countries THROUGH orange or red countries or regions by public transport, such as ferries, the same entry rules apply to travelers as to travelers from orange or red countries (see upper paragraph).

Therefore only EU/EEA Citizens with a valid EU/EEA Corona certificate, Norwegian citizens and foreign citizens living in Norway (with our without a valid Corona certificate), and a few other exceptions can currently travel with Color Line to Larvik/Kristiansand. More information here.

Do I have to go into quarantine?
If you are traveling from countries or regions marked in green, there is no quarantine requirement. If the country you are traveling from is orange or red, you must go into quarantine if you have not been fully vaccinated or if you have not had COVID-19 within the last six months. See map with colors here.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SHOW AT THE CHECK-IN IN HIRTSHALS?

Please have the following documents ready: 

- Passport or other valid ID
- Covid-certificate with QR that shows you are fully vaccinated or recovered 
OR
- Proof of a negative test carried out maximum 24 hours prior to arrival in Norway 

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this obligation. Remember to be at the harbour well in advance of your departure (at least one hour). 

Stay up to date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

From Kristiansand/Larvik to Hirtshals

Travels from Norway to Denmark

We are now offering daily departures from Denmark to Norway. Please familiarize yourself with the entry requirements listed below.

ENTRY WITH A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE WITH QR CODE FROM AN EU / EEA COUNTRY

If you are from a green / yellow / orange colored country there are no restrictions. See what color your country is here. However, you must present a corona certificate issued in an EU and Schengen country (see proof requirements here) for a completed vaccination / previously experienced COVID-19 disease.

Entry with a negative test:

If you are entering from a green / yellow country or region with a negative test, there are no restrictions. Proof of a negative Covid-19 test must be presented upon entry. The same applies if you have to travel through Denmark (transit) to get to another country. Denmark accepts the PCR test or the rapid test (antigen test). A PCR test must be performed less than 72 hours prior to entry. A rapid test (antigen test) must be carried out less than 48 hours before entry. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the obligation to test.

Can I get tested at the terminal before departure?

For everyone who is traveling with Color Line from Kristiansand, we are now offering a quick test before leaving for Denmark at a very affordable price. Unfortunately it is not possible to be tested at the terminal in Larvik.

Which documents do I need at Check-In?

Please have the following documents ready before you arrive at the check-in:

- Vaccination certificate with the QR code when you are fully vaccinated / recovered.

OR

- Evidence of a negative rapid test not older than 48 hours before arrival in Denmark (not older than 72 hours for a PCR test).

Remember to be at the port well in advance of departure, at least 1 hour in advance.

Stay up to date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

Entry into Germany from August 1st, 2021

If you are travelling through Denmark to Germany the following applies: People traveling to Germany from the age of 12 are required to have one of the following documents: proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative Covid-19 test (rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours or PCR test not older than 72 hours). This regulation only applies to people who stay in Germany for more than 24 hours.

Current information can be found here.

Departures and Information

Strømstad-Sandefjord

From 5 July, we will reopen for sailing Sandefjord-Strømstad. Please note that the Norwegian authorities continuously adapt the regulations and therefore you must always stay up to date on which rules apply to you and your trip.

 

From Strømstad to Sandefjord

ENTRY WITH A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE WITH QR CODE FROM AN EU / EEA COUNTRY

If you have been fully vaccinated (received 2 vaccine doses, and it has been over 1 week since you received the last dose) or have undergone Covid-19 disease in the last 6 months, you can travel to Sandefjord without testing or registering upon arrival (this applies also when entering from orange / red countries and areas).

You must present the QR code of the corona certificate (from an EU / EEA country) and ID at check-in in Strømstad and arrival in Sandefjord. Remember that it is the valid document for the EU / EEA that you need when traveling through and entering Norway.

 

Do I have to quarantine?
No, if you have a valid Corona certificate you do not need to go into quarantine.

ENTRY WITHOUT A VALID CORONA CERTIFICATE

When traveling from orange / red areas and countries, only Norwegian citizens and persons with a registered address in Norway can travel into Norway. See here who is allowed to travel.

If you are allowed entry to Norway you have to:

- Test no more than 24 hours prior to arrival in Norway
- Test upon entry to Norway. Important: You must pre-book a free corona test in our booking system when booking your trip. The test will be performed on arrival in Sandefjord. NB! If you have not pre-booked a test slot, you cannot travel with us. If this product is not available when booking, it is sold out and you can only travel with us from Strømstad if you are fully vaccinated. Children under the age of 12 should not be tested if it is too much of a challenge for the child.
Register before arrival in Norway.
- Go into quarantine in a suitable accommodation for 10 days after arrival in Norway. People who have received the first vaccine dose between 3 and 15 weeks ago and children under 18 can quit quarantine by taking a negative PCR test after 3 days.

Stay up to date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

From Sandefjord to Strømstad

Requirements for the entry from Norway into Sweden:

From the 5th of july you can travel with us to Sweden again. When travelling from Norway you do not need to show a valid COVID Certificate or be tested upon arrival in Sweden. See updated requirements here.

Do I have to go into quarantine?

No, if you are travelling from a green country/region or are fully vaccinated or have undergone COVID-19 in the past six months you do not have to go into quarantine after arrival in Sweden. See updates info here.

Stay up do date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

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.