Norway has still not taken a position on vaccine passports

Pfizer vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / John Locher

Norwegian authorities have still not taken a position on vaccine passports but are following the work of the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) closely.

A digital vaccine passport will be introduced in Denmark relatively soon, the authorities said on Wednesday. 

A vaccine passport can, among other things, mean that people can avoid having to be quarantined when entering a country.

The vaccine passports are now up for discussion in the EU and the WHO, according to State Secretary Maria Jahrmann Bjerke (H) in the Ministry of Health and Care Services.

“We are working on creating a standard template for what is to be included in this certificate. It will be up to each country to consider how such a certificate can be used. Norway has not taken a position on this, but we are following the work,” Bjerke told news bureau NTB.

Iceland opts for vaccine passports

The Norwegian Directorate of Health and the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) are working to assess whether changes should be made to the vaccination card on

Three weeks ago, Bjerke told NTB that no decision had been made on whether the presentation of documentation of completed vaccination could provide benefits for entry or participation in events.

Last week it became known that Iceland had introduced a vaccine passport to make travel abroad easier for vaccinated people.

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