Infection control advice for travel and entry quarantine for COVID-19
The quarantine regulations and infection control advice will be updated as new information becomes available. For travel abroad, it is important to familiarise yourself with the current advice for the area you want to travel to, and which regulations apply when you return to Norway. The recommendations for travel can change quickly.
Quarantine upon arrival in Norway from abroad
Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in home quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission (see the map here).
The areas that are exempt from quarantine duty may change rapidly and the overview will be updated every 14 days, at least.
Areas with sufficiently low transmission
The Government has decided that from 15th June 2020, there are exemptions from quarantine duty for travel in the Nordic countries. From 15th July, exemptions are also given upon arrival in Norway from areas in EU/EEA/Schengen with sufficiently low transmission. These areas are marked in green in the map and will be updated every 14 days.
The Government decides on the travel advice. Implementation of any updated travel advice will apply the day after the new decision, at the earliest. For example, if a decision is made to update the country list on a Thursday, the advice will apply from Friday in the same week.
- NOTE: VESTERÅLEN/LOFOTEN: Local restrictions may occur when traveling to certain municipalities in Vesterålen and Lofoten. Please contact the municipality of destination.
- For update information and travel advice, see the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)For more information you can visit these pages:
You can also contact your embassy for more information.
Medical contact information in Norway
If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties while in Norway, please stay in your hotel room/appartment and contact hotel guest service by telephone.
Don't go to hospital yourself, contact the service number and explain your situation. This is the best and most effective way to receive competent and prompt help.
Only contact the 24-hour Norwegian medical service if you are in need of medical assistance.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water. Use hand sanitiser if you do not have access to water.To avoid the spread of the virus, make sure you:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing, or cough into your albow.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
- Keep distance of one meter to other people
You can find all the tips to avoid the spreading of the virus at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's website.
The Official Tourist Information Office for Vesterålen is open and we are also happy to help you digitally!
Telephone: (+47) 76 11 14 80
Updated information from the Directorate of Health: