Air passenger tax
There's a tax on the transport by air of passengers from Norwegian airports.
The air passenger tax has been re-instated as of 1 July 2022
The air passenger tax was temporarily suspended until 1 July 2022. Read more about the temporarily suspended air passenger tax (in Norwegian only).
Rate for 2022
There are two rates depending on the final destination: a low rate for journeys with a final destination in Europe, and a high rate for journeys to other final destinations.
Final destination in Europe
|NOK 80 per passenger|
Other final destinations
|NOK 214 per passenger|
Flights to final destinations in the following countries are subject to the low rate (NOK 75 per passenger):
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denmark, excluding Greenland
France, with the exception of overseas ministries, territories and communities
Russia west of the Ural Mountains
Vatican City State
Flights with a final destination in other countries are subject to the higher rate (NOK 200 per passenger).
For the countries that are listed, affiliated geographically separated areas are also covered, unless explicitly stated otherwise. This means, for example, that flights to Gibraltar (United Kingdom), Sicily (Italy), Mallorca and the Canary Islands (Spain) and Madeira and the Azores (Portugal) are covered by the low rate. However, France's overseas territories are subject to the higher rate.
The tax applies to the commercial transport by air of passengers from Norwegian airports, with the exception of flights from the Norwegian continental shelf and airports on Svalbard, Jan Mayen and the Norwegian dependencies. In this context, "commercial transport by air" means all flights with the exception of military flights and flights operated by the rescue, emergency or ambulance services.
The liability to pay tax arises when the flight starts and is calculated per passenger who commences a taxable flight.
Exemption from air passenger tax
The following are exempt from air passenger tax:
- Airline employees on business travel,
- Children under the age of two,
- Transit and transfer passengers,
How to report excise duties
Excise duties are reported online in the excise tax return.
Registering your enterprise as liable for tax
Norwegian enterprises that operate flights from a Norwegian airport and representatives of foreign enterprises that operate from a Norwegian airport must register as taxable enterprises for the reporting and payment of air passenger tax.