Before the trip
1. Read and get information about the destination you are going to travel to, and make a risk assessment about whether you need to travel. Are you comfortable visiting the country based on the infection situation, measures the country has implemented, and whether the health service is equipped to receive travellers in the event of illness? We recommend that you check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice in advance
2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs encourages all travellers abroad to register on reiseegistrering.no. They also ask that travellers returning home remove their registration (at the same place). In this way, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can quickly reach out with messages and share information about situations that arise in countries with Norwegian travellers.
3. Check with your insurance company what the travel insurance covers, so that you do not encounter unforeseen events unprepared. Common practice is that your travel insurance is invalid if you defy the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recommendations not to travel to a country. It is therefore important that you contact your insurance company and clarify what exactly applies to your trip.
4. Get information on infection control and what precautions you must take. All information about this can be found on the National Institute of Public Health’s website.
5. Check whether the trip to the country in question requires that you be quarantined when returning home, so that you can make the necessary preparations.
6. Has the trip been clarified with the company? The employer has a special responsibility for employees on business trips and many companies have created restrictions for travel to selected countries in the corona situation. Check what applies in your company before you book the trip.
7. Choose a hotel that takes infection control seriously. You can find this out on the hotel’s website or at the travel agency.
During the journey
1. Use contactless solutions as far as possible. Avoid using cash.
2. Almost all airlines require face masks on board. Remember to bring both a face mask and antibac, so you are always prepared! Tip: The airlines want the least possible «carry on» luggage, and this means that there are more people waiting for the luggage on arrival. If the airport is small, the area fills up quickly and the congestion is a fact. Keep your mouthpiece on until you are out of the airport, and preferably also on public transport from the airport, if you choose this.
3. Regardless of whether you travel to a red, yellow or green country, you should at these times consider what kind of means of transport you choose from the airport. Public transport can be crowded and then taxis can be a good alternative. Remember that it is also possible to pre-book private transport at almost all airports around the world.
4. Understand and abide by the local covid-19 rules.
5. Do you suspect that the hotel you have chosen does not comply with infection control satisfactorily? Remember that it is no shame to change hotels! In Berg-Hansen we are just a keystroke away.
After the trip
At the time of writing, the health authorities have established their own covid-19 test centers at Oslo Airport, Bergen Airport, Stavanger Airport, Trondheim Airport and Bodø Airport for passengers arriving in Norway from abroad. Follow signs on arrival for voluntary covid-19 test.
Do you have to be quarantined? You can travel directly to the place of residence with a suitable means of transport. In cases where public transport is required, it is recommended that travellers follow the applicable advice for this. They are recommended to wear face masks when traveling home and they are encouraged as far as possible to avoid departures where it is not possible to keep at least 1 meter distance.