In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the maintance of necessary health and care services, the Norwegian Directorate of Health implements today – from 6 p.m. on Thursday 12 March until Monday 13.April 2020 the following rules
Ban on/closing of various events and services, and restrictions on travel
Cultural and sport events will be cancelled.
We encourage each of you to check websites and/or reach out to the event organiser in case of any questions.
Closing of all establishments in the hospitality industry, except for eating places where food is distributed, i.e. canteens and eating places that can ensure visitors to keep at least 2 metre distance from each other. The hospitality industry includes restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs.
Some restaurants which are able to keep open with the enforced restrictions (no buffes, minimum 2 metre in distance from each other etc) will remain open until further notice. Bars, pubs and nightclubs will close down.
We strongly encourage everyone to avoid leisure travel and avoid journeys that are not strictly necessary. Everyone who comes from outside the Nordic countries should be in quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in Norway, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Retroactive from 27 February.
The Norwegian borders are shut down for incoming non-resident travellers. All Norwegian citizens and other people who work or live in Norway are still allowed to enter the country. Read more at the bottom of this page.
Due to the coronavirus situation attractions are now closed, and activities and events are cancelled.
Please check the relevant home pages for more information. Given the rapid changes at the moment, we encourage everyone to check the websites of businesses for updated information.
If you have questions about the coronavirus situation in Norway, you,ll find updated information at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Sources for updated information on the Corona situation:
If you have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) while traveling in Norway, please call the national information telephone at (+47) 815 55 015.
If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties, please stay in your hotel room and contact guest service by telephone or call the 24-hour Norwegian medical service at 116 117 for guidance and assistance.