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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

Since 6 July 2021, all passengers with a valid entry permit for Norway can travel with us from Germany to Norway again.

From Kiel to Oslo

Requirements for the entry from Germany into Norway:

Since the 6th of July you travel with us from Germany to Norway.

Do I have to quarantine?

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 Norway. See updates info on green regions and countries here.

Do I have to get tested or register when entering Norway?

If you can provide documentation that you are fully vaccinated or have undergone COVID-19 the past six months (with a valid EU or Norwegian Coronapass) you do not need to register or get tested upon entry to Norway. 


Travellers who are not fully vaccinated or have undergone COVID-19 the past six months will be tested and have to register upon entry to Norway (until further notice from Norwegian authorities). The test is free of charge and performed at the terminal by Oslo municipality.

Stay up to date

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

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.

Do I have to quarantine or test upon arrival?

If you are travelling from a no risk area 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 Germany. See updated info here.

Stay up to date

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.

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.
- Take a free Corona test upon arrival in Norway. If you arrive in Larvik, we recommend that you pre-order the test
- Go into quarantine in a suitable accommodation for 10 days after arrival in Norway. Read more about quarantine and exceptions here.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the obligation to test. Children under the age of 16 who are travelling with their parents do not need to register.

If you are a from a green country or region and travelling to Norway through a red or orange area (for example north of Denmark) it is 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 that can 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 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

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

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

Requirements for the entry from Sweden into Norway:

If you are fully vaccinated  or have undergone Covid-19 during the last six months you can travel to Sandefjort without any further testing or registration. 

You must present a Corona certificate with a QR code from an EU/Schengen country.

If you do not have a valid Corona-certificate you have to pre order a free test when booking the trip. The test will be befored upon arrival in Sandefjord. If this product is not visible in our booking dialouge we are sold out, and you can not travel with us from Strømstad unless you have a valid Corona-certificate. Children under the age of 12 do  not need to get tested if the test is challingen to perform. You also have to registre before entery to Norway. 

Do I have to go into quarantine?

If you are travelling from a green country/region you do not have to go into quarantine after arrival in Norway.

If you are travelling from a country marked as red, you have to be quarantined if you are not fully vaccinated or have undergone COVID-19 the past six months.

See updates info on green regions and countries here.

Stay up to date:

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:

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.