As per May 7th:
- The Norwegian government continues measures implemented March 16th 08:00.
Information from the Norwegian Police Authorities
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, new regulations have been issued regarding arrivals to Norway. Persons who arrive to Norway from another country must go into quarantine for 10 days after arrival. This applies to everybody, both those who are not ill and those who have signs of airways infection.
Crew on ships that arrive in Norway should not leave the ship. If they do, they will have to enter quarantine. They may, however, perform necessary work within the terminal’s ISPS area without being affected by the regulations.
Truck drivers and other persons involved with transport of goods or passengers are exempted from these rules. But they must travel straight to their planned destination and should avoid close/physical contact with others as far as possible.
Foreign crew who enter or leave a ship at a Norwegian port, and just travel through Norway to or from their home or place of work, and are free from disease, are also exempted from quarantine. However, they must travel straight to the planned destination and minimize close/physical contact with others. The travel must be in an infection control-responsible manner, according to guidelines from the Directorate of Health.
Crew and passengers, who leave the ship and thus are obliged to enter quarantine, may travel to their planned destination and comply with quarantine restrictions there. The travel must be in an infection control-responsible manner, according to guidelines from the Directorate of Health. However, if somebody has an airways infection, that person should be isolated as soon as possible and use of public transport is forbidden. In such cases, the Health Care and the Police must be notified before they leave the ship.
We stress the fact that crew changes need to be held at an absolute minimum.
Offsigners and onsigners
Crew must travel directly to the destination with limited stops and minimize close/physical contact with others. The travel must be in an infection control-responsible manner, according to guidelines from the Directorate of Health. If accommodation is required, hotels following the quarantine regime, or defined as a quarantine hotel by a local medical officer, is the only option. Vessels need to confirm that the offsigning crew are symptom free and have no airway infections.
Offsigning crew with symptoms or airway infections will be isolated as soon as possible. Public healthcare and police must be notified before leaving the ship. Contact your agent as early as possible.
Special quarantine transport and quarantine accommodation arranged by agent will apply for on- and offsigners. Such transport and accommodation must be the most convenient place between port and international airport. See the section Guidelines for quarantine transport for details.
Domestic flights are not possible. However, special permission might be obtained on a case-by-case-basis.
The following airports normally have direct flights out of Norway:
International flights are very limited and restrictions apply, changes, including shutdowns, of international terminals may occur on short notice.
Local variations may apply – check with your airline or local agent.
Flight information from Avinor.
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