Domestic travel

All domestic travels can be carried out.

Domestic travel

All domestic travels can be carried out.

Please note that there might be local measures implemented in the municipality that you are travelling to. You should therefore refer to the website of the municipality prior to travelling.

If you live in a municipality with a higher level of measures than the one you will be travelling to, you should follow the rules and recommendations that apply in your home municipality. This does not apply to persons who are protected.

Do not travel if you are ill, in quarantine or in isolation – nor should you go to a holiday property. Exceptions apply if you show no symptoms and staying at the holiday property is the only way to avoid close contact with a member of your household who is ill with COVID-19.

You should also consider what to do if you should turn ill and will have to go into isolation, or if you are required to enter a quarantine.

Health care requirements

You are entitled to receive necessary health care in the municipality where you live, or where you currently reside. If you are on holiday/a tourist in another municipality and turn ill, call the emergency out-of-hours clinic on 116 117 to get access to necessary health care. Visit the webpages of the local municipality for information on COVID-19 testing.

To limit patient travel to and from areas with a higher level of infection, your doctor may consider referring and advising on a more local assessment / treatment. The decision should always be made in collaboration with the individual patient. Feel free to ask your doctor for advice.

Due to challenging logistics and vaccine distribution based on population size, you will not be offered a vaccine locally based on short-term work assignments or leisure stays. Persons who have a permanent residence at a holiday property or do not have another relevant residential address in Norway will normally be covered by the municipality's duty to provide vaccines.

Travelling to a holiday property

You can travel to a holiday property (owned, borrowed or rented) when measures for infection control are followed both while travelling and during your stay.

Keep in mind that the infection situation may change rapidly, and hence you need to prepare for change of plans. If you have taken a test for the coronavirus, you should hold off on your travels until you receive your test result. You need to be prepared for having to enter a quarantine, or for turning ill - in which case you will need to travel home to take a test. 

It is important that you familiarize yourself with the measures for infection control that apply in the municipality that you are traveling to.

Visits at home or at a holiday property

In a private home, at a holiday property or in the garden we should follow the national recommendations for social gatherings.

Those that are not part of the same household should keep a distance of at least one metre. You should therefore not have more guests than you have room for. It is recommended to limit overnight stays and that people from different households do not share bedrooms.

Good hygiene and proper cleaning is important, especially if people from different households have to share a bathroom.

Social gatherings and events

The risk of infection is lower when meeting up outdoors, and outdoors activities are therefore preferred. Even if outdoors you should still keep a distance of at least one metre to others.

Recommendations for public transport

When travelling by public transport, we often gather in crowds and it can be difficult to keep sufficient distance to others. This may contribute to further transmission. It is therefore recommended to limit the use of public transport.

Travel advice for public transport:

  • Do not travel if you are ill.
  • Keep the recommended distance of at least one metre to your fellow passengers throughout the journey. 
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended or compulsory in some situations. Refer to the article on face masks.
  • Keep a good hand hygiene prior to, during and after your journey.

Read the full Infection control guidelines for public transport (bus, train, tram, etc) (in Norwegian).

Flights

A separate guideline for infection control in aviation connected to the COVID-19 outbreak (in Norwegian) has been prepared.

Persons with an acute respiratory tract infection should stay at home, even when the symptoms are only mild. Persons who are in quarantine or isolation should not be at the airport or travel by air. This applies both to passengers and employees.

Overview of confirmed coronavirus cases in public transport

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is maintaining a list of cases where coronavirus transmission has been confirmed on flights, ships, trains or buses (in Norwegian).

Travels to Svalbard

Anyone arriving in Norway from a red area/country need to complete their full quarantine period in mainland Norway prior to travelling on to Svalbard. This applies to all who want to travel to Svalbard, including residents.

If you are travelling to Svalbard, you need to undergo testing during the last 24 hours prior to your departure from mainland Norway. As an example, if your flight leaves Oslo with a connecting flight in Tromsø, you should be tested for the coronavirus no more than 24 hours prior to your departure from Tromsø. The test is free of charge for residents of Svalbard. To get a free test, you must present documentation that you are registered in the population register for Svalbard.

Read more about the documentation requirements and reimbursement of test expenses for travels to Svalbard at Helsedirektoratet.no. (in Norwegian)