Important information related to the corona pandemic
Travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FHI
The coronary pandemic is constantly evolving and it is important to keep up to date on information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FHI if you want to go abroad. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice is based on FHI's contagion criteria, and it is the date a country or region is exempt from the global travel advice, which determines whether you can travel with valid travel insurance.
The Government still encourages Norwegian citizens for infection prevention reasons to limit travel activities in the future.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel that is not strictly necessary for areas in the Nordic countries with a high spread of infection. FHI's website with maps is important to follow in the future. Whether a country / region is marked green or red determines whether it is allowed to travel to the area with valid travel insurance and whether the travel insurance covers cancellation of travel there.
- From June 15th. all Nordic countries marked in green at FHI are exempt from the global travel advice, and it is possible to travel to the green areas with valid travel insurance.
- From July 15th. all EEA / Schengen countries marked in green at FHI are exempt from the global travel advice, and it is possible to travel to the green areas with valid travel insurance.
On July 10th. FHI will publish maps for the EEA / Schengen and you can then buy a trip to areas marked green in the map with departure from July 15th. If the area to which you have purchased travel has turned red at the time of departure, the travel insurance covers cancellation of the trip.
Travel insurance is not valid for travel in red areas on the map. If the area is green at the time of departure, the travel insurance is valid, without exception, on the journey. Travel insurance does not cover evacuation from an area that goes from green to red while staying there, unless there is an evacuation advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The following applies to cancellations of travel in the future:
- Travel purchased before March 14: You can cancel the journey regardless of when the trip is to take place, from the UD travel advisory is canceled + seven days.
- Travel purchased to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Gotland from 15 June: Standard cancellation policy applies.
- Travel purchased to EEA / Schengen from 10 July: Standard cancellation policy applies.
Some countries have opened for entry, but that does not mean that travel insurance applies
Keep in mind that travel insurance does not apply to the countries that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs discourages to travel to, even though these countries have lifted the ban on entry.
Read more about why travel insurance is not valid in countries with travel advice
When does travel insurance still apply?
Based on the authorities' exceptions, the travel insurance will still apply to the following journeys:
- Pure transport travel round-trip Norway - Denmark through Sweden. The journey is to be carried out without accommodation in Sweden, but toilet visits and a break during the meal can of course be done without the travel insurance being canceled. (For other leisure travel in Sweden, this does not apply to travel insurance.)
- Kiel ferry round trip Oslo - Kiel without ascent. Regular cancellation policy applies.
- Travels in the Nordic countries where the authorities have approved exceptions for quarantine when you return to Norway. (Examples of this are business travel in the Nordic countries and day trip to a holiday home in Sweden to perform strictly necessary maintenance and supervision.)
Local rules for infection control
Anyone traveling abroad must familiarize themselves with Norwegian and other countries' rules on travel and infection control.
Find more information in the links below and report your case on our website rather than calling.
You should contact your nearest Norwegian foreign service if you need assistance abroad.
Use our emergency telephone only if you need urgent medical assistance abroad: + 47 21 49 50 00
Other useful information
- If you need help from the Norwegian authorities and you are in another country, you should contact your nearest Norwegian foreign service. If you are far from such a station, contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) by phone +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail UDops@mfa.no
- If you need emergency medical assistance abroad, you can call our emergency phone: + 47 21 49 50 00
- In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we recommend that all Norwegians who are now in another country register on the government's website www.reiseregistrering.no
- Questions and answers about coronavirus at helsenorge.no
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Council