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Norway axes vaccine

The Norwegian government has removed the AstraZeneca vaccine from its vaccination program due to concerns over rare but serious blood clot side effects.

Norwegian passport

Living and working in Norway

A simple guide to the distinctions between permanent residency and Norwegian citizenship, including eligibility requirements and the benefits of each.

Yet another quiet May 17 for Norway

For the second year in a row, coronavirus restrictions will be in place for Norway’s national day, keeping the 17th of May a quiet celebration once again.


Travel could resume

The Norwegian Directorate of Public Health (NIPH) has suggested that Norway’s borders could safely open and foreign travel could resume in May.

Munch - Skrik

Munch saw himself as mad

Using new technology, Norway’s National Museum has finally solved the mystery of a hidden inscription on Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”

military aircraft

US shows military muscle

The United States is deploying long-range B-1 bombers to Norway’s Ørland air base to train in the strategically important High North.


Norway tightens its borders

Norway has closed its borders to almost all non-residents in an attempt to prevent the spread of new COVID-19 variants in the country.

Erna Solberg

New recovery plan

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced the government’s new COVID-19 relief spending plan, which focuses on the travel and events industries.