NordVPN - Guide for Restricted Countries (Linux Version)

Modified on Mon, 11 May 2020 at 09:42 PM

In order to connect to our servers from countries with internet restrictions, please follow the steps below:



Make sure you are connecting through the Quick Connect option on our applications with UDP connection protocol;


If you still cannot connect using the Quick Connect, try connecting specifically to Singapore, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States;


If still no luck using the methods above, we have a workaround with manual connection methods.


Please note that since Linux has a lot of different distributions, the configuration interfaces may vary.


1. Open Terminal (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + T).


2. Install the OpenVPN client by entering:

sudo apt-get install openvpn


You may be asked to enter your user password to confirm your identity.

Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command:

cd /etc/openvpn


3. Navigate to the OpenVPN configuration directory with command:

cd /etc/openvpn


4. Download OpenVPN


5. Start OpenVPN with a chosen configuration by entering:

sudo openvpn [file name]

sudo openvpn hk153.nordvpn.com.udp.ovpn

sudo openvpn /etc/openvpn/hk153.nordvpn.com.udp.ovpn


6. OpenVPN will ask you for credentials. Enter your NordVPN account login details.


7. You have successfully connected to VPN. To disconnect, open Terminal and press Ctrl + C on your keyboard.

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