VIKTIG INFORMASJON OM KORONA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary. Exceptions apply from June 15th for areas in the Nordic countries with a low level of infection and from July 15th for countries within Schengen and EEA with a low level of infection.

You can travel freely in Norway if you can avoid spreading the infection. We all share the responsibility to follow the advice for infection control. To travel in a way that will prevent you from spreading the infection means that:

  1. People who are sick should stay at home.
  2. Good hand hygiene and cough etiquette. 
  3. Limit contact between people, keep at least 1 metre distance to those you do not live with or your closest circle of contacts.

Prior to travelling it is important that you familiarize yourself with the current infection situation, both for the area where you live and for the area that you want to travel to. Pay attention to the advice for infection control. Keep in mind that the infection situation and the advice for infection control may change rapidly.

International leisure travel

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains the current travel advice and advises against all international travel that is not strictly necessary until August 20th. This applies to all countries except areas of the Nordic countries with an acceptably low level of infection. When travelling to these areas you will not be required to enter travel quarantine upon your return to Norway. No areas in Finland, Iceland or Denmark will trigger quarantine duty, while all areas of Sweden will trigger quarantine duty.

From July 15th 2020 there will come adjustments for travels from Europe outside of the Nordic region.

We emphasise that if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, you must remain in isolation, and you may not leave the country.

  • NOTE: VESTERÅLEN/LOFOTEN: Local restrictions may occur when traveling to certain municipalities in Vesterålen and Lofoten. Please contact the municipality of destination.
  • Most domestic transport is to continue as normal as possible for the moment, but avoid all kinds of travel that are not strictly necessary (both domestic and abroad).
  • Avoid public transport if you can.
  • Avoid other places where you can easily get close to others.
  • For update information and travel advice, see the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN VISIT THESE PAGES:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

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.
 

EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES IN VESTERÅLEN

Most of the attractions in the Vesterålen are now opening up again. Resturants and attractions have strong restrictions on number of guests allowed and extra safety rules to avvoid spreading the virus. All upcomming culture- and sport events the next few weeks are also cancelled.

There are no closures on the public transport network at the moment but reduction in scheduled services may occur .

Grocery stores and pharmacies are open as normal.

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 TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE IN ANDENES IS OPEN WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 08.30-16.00. We are available for advice through our email and social media channels if you need to reach us:

Telephone: (+47) 41 60 58 52
E-mail: post@visitandoy.info

Facebook: facebook.com/visitandoy

Updated information from the Directorate of Health:

https://www.fhi.no/en/