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Quarantine for 14 days for everyone coming from outside the Nordic countries. (12.03.2020)
In addition, the Norwegian Institute of Health encourages everyone to avoid journeys that are not strictly necessary (both domestic and international).
Start date: 12.03.2020
End date: 26.03.2020
Further information: https://www.fhi.no/en/news/2020/norwegian-directorate-of-health-implemen...
Remarks from the International Road Transport Union
On border crossings between Norway and neighbouring countries, controls and prioritisation of goods are the following:
- Goods transport to and from Norway is not restricted in any way.
- There are no extra queues reported at Norwegian border crossings.
- In addition to the standard customs procedures, the border control has been reinforced by representatives from the police and the army. Their main task is to check the identity of drivers (passport, driving licences, etc.).
- Prioritisation of goods: Companies who had previous arrangements with the Customs Directorate had some advantages related to customs procedures, but these advantages do not apply currently. There is an express customs procedure in place, but only at one border station. In general, there have been no new changes of priorities when it comes to border crossing.
- Normally border crossings for trucks on the Norwegian-Swedish and Norwegian-Finnish border are quick and efficient compared to most other countries. There has been no substantial change to this pattern since the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
- The exception is the Norwegian-Russian border which is currently closed.
- Norwegian quarantine provisions: These have not changed - everyone who enters the country must be in quarantine for 2 weeks, except for truck drivers who come by car and for truck drivers who come to work. Truck drivers can work, but must follow the quarantine rules when he/she is not working (in addition to all other measures to prevent infection).