Information in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Avinor’s number one priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our passengers. We follow advice and guidance from the national health authorities. Most importantly: stay at home if you feel sick, keep distance, wear a face mask, ensure good hand hygiene and pay attention to each other.

Because of the strict entry regulations, passengers should expect queue and waiting time in the passport control and the corona test station.

For those who are to travel domestically in Norway, a more normal situation is expected. Domestic travelers do not need to present any special documentation and can use self-service check-in and bag drop as usual. If you are traveling abroad, you can also use self-service check-in, but you must go through a document control at the bagdrop / counter.

Travelling from Norway to other countries

  1. Check entry requirements and necessary documents at your destination. Note: please also check requirements for any country where you transfer flights.
  2. Please meet up at the airport in due time - it can be queues and long waits.
  3. Many airlines require checking in at a staffed counter, due to document control. Some airlines have solutions that allow you to register documentation digitally.
  4. We advise you to follow instructions from your airline.

Here you find informatiopn from EU on entry rules for EU countries. Here you find information from IATA on entry rules for most countries world wide.

Can I take a Covid-19 test at the airport?

Oslo airport: Dr. Dropin offers different tests, at departure behind check-in area 3. You are advised to book an appointment in advance. Read more and book an appointment here.

Trondheim airport: Information about the test center at Trondheim Airport. KRY offers rapid tests at departure.

Stavanger airport: Klinikk Spero offers quick tests in the arrival hall. It is recommended to book an appointment in advance.

Bergen airport: Volvat offers rapid tests in the check-in area. The test station is open for drop-in on Monday-Saturday at 5 am - 6 pm and Sunday at 9 am to 6 pm.

Entry to Norway from abroad

What rules apply for entry to Norway?

Questions and answers about entry to Norway can be found on this page by the government, and on the website www.entrynorway.no (several languages).

The Norwegian Directorate of Health has made a simple to-do list for you who are traveling to Norway:

  1. You must fill out a travel registration form before you travel. Fully vaccinated do not need to fill out the travel registration form when traveling within the EU / EEA.
  2. If you have an eligible vaccination certificate, please have the certificate ready before entering the passport control.
  3. Make all other necessary documentation ready before entering the passport control
  4. Follow signs and guidance from staff at the airport.
  5. The may be longer queues and waiting times than normal. Please pay attention to fellow travelers and use a face mask.

You find rules and exemptions for quarantine and quarantine hotel here.

How about international transfer?

Foreign nationals in transit at an airport in Norway (both international airport transit and within the Schengen area) are exempt from the entry regulations.

Do I have to take a Covid-19 test at arrival?

Persons who are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 during the last 6 months, as documented via the QR-code found in their COVID-19 certificate, are are exempt from the test requirement. All others will be tested at the airport where you enter Norway. The health authorities have established test centers at Oslo airport, Bergen Airport, Trondheim Airport, Stavanger Airport, Bodø Airport and Ålesund Airport for passengers arriving in Norway from abroad. Follow signs on arrival for a Covid-19 test.

Can I transfer to a domestic flight?

If you need to stay in a quarantine hotel, the main rule is to stay at a hotel close to the port of entry. You will be guided by the border police upon entry. If you are exempt from quarantine, or can stay in home quarantine, you can continue your travel to your end destination.

Transfer: Will my luggage be forwarded?

Domestic Transfer at Oslo Airport is temporarily closed. For international-domestic transfer, you need to pick up your bags, go through customs. and check them in again. For international-international transfers, baggage will normally be transferred (please check with your airline).

Next-day transfer: Can I stay the night at the airport?

The health authorities and border police requests that those who arrive from abroad do not spend more time in the terminal building than strictly necessary, to reduce the contamination pressure. If you have next-day transfer you are requested to spend the night at a hotel.

Infection control measures at the airport

Do I have to wear a facemask at Norwegian airports?

We recommend to use a face mask at all times during your stay at the airport. At some airports it is required. Airlines require passengers to wear face masks on board aircraft. Relate to information from the individual airline.

When arriving from a "red area", keep wearing the face mask from your flight until you have reached your final destination.

Can I buy a face mask at the airport?

Passengers cannot rely on face masks being distributed or being available for purchase at all airports. Choose your airport on avinor.no and click on the link to corona information and open shops and restaurants to find an overview of which outlets that sell face masks.

Are there any kind of health check or temperature check for passengers?

No health check or temperature check is carried out at Norwegian airports, as these measures are not recommended by national health authorities. However, airlines can choose to carry out temperature measurement or other health checks on their own initiative, so we encourage passengers to pay attention to information from your airline.

Can I still pick up and drop off someone at the airport?

To ensure infection control, we ask you to pick up or drop off passengers from your car, or meet them outside the terminal building.

Other infection control measures at Avinor's airports

Since the end of January 2020, Avinor has followed advice and guidance from national and local health authorities to ensure good infection control at Norwegian airports. Among other things, the following measures have been implemented:

  • Secure social distancing by sealing off certain check-in machines and seats, and by distance marking on the floor.
  • Enhanced the already thorough cleaning processes and made hand disinfection available in busy areas. Frequent follow-up of toilets, where refill of soap, paper and general cleaning is checked extra frequently.
  • In consultation with local health authorities, who is responsible for infection prevention at the airport, arriving passengers receive information on quarantine, use of face mask, and Covid-19 test upon arrival. There are separate guidelines for dealing with persons suspected of illness.
  • Information for travelers is published on screens, posters and other relevant surfaces in the terminal.

We assess the infection prevention measures continuously in consultation with Norwegian health authorities.

Your journey through the airport

Are restaurants and shops open at Avinor's airports?

Some of the restaurants and shops are open, and others are unfortunateloy closed. Choose your airport at avinor.no and click on the link to corona information and open shops and restaurants to see which restaurants and shops are open. Due to many updates on short notice, the website may unfortunately not be updated at all times.

I need assistance at the airport, is this still available?

Yes, you can still order assistance at our airports. Book assistance at least 48 hours before departure through your airline or travel agent. If you book later than 48 hours before departure time, you must expect extra waiting time and passengers who have booked more than 48 hours in advance will be given priority.

What is different at Avinor airports now?

Some areas are closed, and check-in and bagdrop can take place in other areas of the airport than usual. Some services are closed, such as nursing rooms, playrooms, and so on.

Follow the signs and other information in the terminal to guide yourself, and feel free to use the app Avinor and the website avinor.no to stay up to date. Please remember; you are the biggest contributor to infection prevention!