Information in english on the Covid - 19 virus.

Information in english

Quarantene- Information in english Published March 13th 2020

Information about quarantine and isolation after travelling outside the Nordic countries

Based on the Infection Control Act § 4 – 1, the Government have enacted new
measures to prevent transmission of the coronavirus 

The new measures include the following:

• All who have been outside the Nordic countries are to stay at home for 14 days after

arriving home to Norway, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

• Travellers from countries outside the Nordic region who are not residents of Norway

will be asked to return. The alternative for these travellers is quarantine. Travellers

with symptoms will be isolated.

• This means that everyone presently staying in Norway and who has been in a

country outside the Nordic region in the past 14 days is to be quarantined.

Home quarantine applies to people who have been outside the Nordic countries

for the last two weeks

If you are quarantined in a hotel or other types of lodging you are to:

• Have all meals in your room

• Avoid all public transport

• Avoid places where you may come into contact with others

Home isolation applies to people with symptoms of respiratory infection.

If you are in home isolation in a hotel or other types of lodging you are to:

• Stay in your room at all times until recovery and minimum two weeks total

• Call +47 116 117 if you need medical attention

If people share a room, guests without symptoms are to comply with the restrictions of

home quarantine.

Violation of the above may be pursued by police.

Costs related to the above mentioned are at your own expense.

Public health officer

Municipality of Narvik

Information in english - published March 8th 2020

Info and advices on Corona viral disease: Covid-19
Testing for corona-viral-disease for Non-Norwegian citizens will be done at Legevakta (the municipality emergency department), at the University Hospital. Those who suspect that they can be infected by this virus is asked to call in advance. Please do not show up without an appointment. For advice and appointment, call (+47) 116 117.

Who will be tested?

Persons with signs of acute respiratory tract infection who have been in an area with ongoing transmission in the last 14 days OR has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with corona-viral-disease (covid-19).

For more information about coronavirus covid-19, see information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Visit also the information page hosted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health