Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018, 15:00 NZST
  • Still current at: 19 April 2019

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Exercise increased caution

Exercise increased caution in Norway due to the threat of terrorism.

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Terrorist groups, including those based in Syria and Iraq, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Norway and across Europe. There is also a threat from domestic-based extremists, including plots that may involve foreign fighters returning to Norway and other countries in Europe from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. In April 2017, an explosive device was found and detonated by Norwegian authorities in Central Oslo.

The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) maintain a national terrorism threat level for Norway.

New Zealanders in Norway are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising a high degree of vigilance in public places.

Whist the crime rate in Norway is low, petty crime (such as pick pocketing and bag snatching) occurs in larger cities, in particular Oslo.  Be particularly alert of your surroundings and aware of your belongings around airports, trains and metro stations. Avoid poorly lit and isolated areas after dark.

General travel advice
Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs are severe and can include lengthy imprisonment or fines.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Norway should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

New Zealanders in Norway are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Travel tips

The New Zealand Embassy The Hague, The Netherlands is accredited to Norway

Street Address Eisenhowerlaan 77N, 2517 KK The Hague The Netherlands Telephone +31 70 346 9324 Fax +31 70 363 2983 Email Web Site Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230 hrs, 1330 - 1700 hrs Note

New Zealand Consulate-General Oslo, Norway

Street Address Mr Raimond Pettersen, c/- Komplett Bank Vollsveien 2a 1327 Lysaker Oslo Postal Address c/o Komplett Bank, P.O. Box 448 Lysaker 1327 Telephone +47 923 01 701 Email

See our regional advice for Europe

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Accredited New Zealand Embassy The Netherlands

Street Address
Eisenhowerlaan 77N, 2517 KK The Hague The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 70 346 9324

Fax: +31 70 363 2983



Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230 hrs, 1330 - 1700 hrs

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