New regulations apply for travelers from other countries. The new travel advice for avoiding infection can be found here.
It includes the following:
- All who have been outside the Nordic countries are to stay in their homes for 14 days after arriving home to Norway, regardless of whether they have symptoms.
- Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway will be asked to return. The alternative for these travellers is quarantine. Travellers with symptoms will be isolated.
- This means that everyone presently staying in Norway and who has been in a country outside the Nordic region in the past 14 days is to be quarantined.
This policy has retroactive effect and applies to all arrivals since Thursday 27 February.
On this page you can read more about the quarantine.
Read more about the quarantine in several languages (fhi.no)
Foreigners who have no symptoms of Covid-19 can leave Norway
Foreigners who have no symptoms of the virus can leave Norway (new regulations from 17.03.2020).
This means that if you are quarantined but don’t have symptoms, you can leave Norway under the following conditions:
- For those who have been in quarantine and who have to use public transport to get to the nearest airport, this must be done in a proper manner. This means at least two meters distance to the nearest co-passengers. In addition, you must have good hand and cough hygiene. This applies to transport by train, bus and subway.
- At the airport there will be personnel from the municipality who can be contacted if problems arise.
- The transport can be done by using your own car. You are responsible for checking itineraries.
If you want to leave Norway by plane, you must obtain a valid ticket yourself. Airports with direct departures from Norway are:
- Tromsø (a two-hour drive from Finnsnes, the community center in Senja municipality).
We emphasize that if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms such as coughing or wheezing, you should quarantine (isolation) and you cannot leave the country.
Please, do not show up at the emergency room or at our test center without an appointment. We strongly urge you to call first. You can call: (+47) 116 117
Why the strict regulations?
Preventing transmission is the most important step to slow down the infection rate and avoid widespread illness. With fewer people in need of medical care at the same point of time, our health and care services will be better able to care for those in need. We can all help to prevent transmission - Thank you for contributing!
Read more about the regulations in Norway in the following pages:
Norwegian Directorate of Health
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
General advise and information to the public