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Quarantine and Isolation Rules

You will be put into quarantine if you are healthy but have been exposed to the risk of infection.

Isolation is used when you are ill, and it is suspected or it has been confirmed, that you have the coronavirus.

The following must go into quarantine for ten days, regardless of whether they are ill or not:

  • Everyone who has been in close contact with someone who has confirmed infection with COVID-19.
  • Everyone who comes to Norway from abroad apart from European countries with a low infection rate (green and yellow status).

It is important that you stay in quarantine for the whole ten days. This also applies if you have taken a COVID-19 test and the result is negative (the test could be a false-negative).

Instructions for home quarantine and home isolation in English / different languages

See which countries and areas lead to mandatory quarantine (red and red stripe status): www.fhi.no/en/infectioncontroltravel

Quarantine hotel - on arriving 

Anyone arriving in Norway must stay at a quarantine hotel during the quarantine period. Information about quarantine hotels is distributed by the police at border crossings and other arrival points in Norway. More information on entry to Norway

COVID-19 hotel - if you are sick and need to isolate

The municipality can offer patients hotel accommodation if they are unable to isolate themselves at home. If you need to stay at the COVID-19 hotel inform the community nurse service or Etat for vurdering og rehabilitering (Evaluation and Rehabilitation Agency) if your test is positive.

If you are ill without suspected COVID-19 infection

If you have a ‘common’ cold or are ill with respiratory symptoms, you must stay at home until you recover, even if you have taken a COVID-19 test with a negative result. It should be noted that if your symptoms disappear whilst waiting for your test result, you must still stay at home until you get the result. You can mingle with the persons you live with as normal; they do not need to go into quarantine.