Advice and restrictions
Restrictions for arrivals to Norway
If you have symptoms such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat or feel sick, you should get tested for Covid-19. This also applies if a member of your household has tested positive for Covid-19, and to those who arrive in Norway from areas with a high prevalence of Covid-19.
Testing is free.
Test centre Fornebu
Testing by appointment takes place at our test centre at Fornebu.
To make an appointment, call the coronavirus hotline on (0047) 67 50 59 99. Opening hours are Monday–Friday: 8.15 am–9 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9 am–9 pm.
If you do not speak Norwegian, you can ask for a translator when you call. A translator will call you back.
The test centre is located at the parking lot opposite Telenor Arena. You may arrive by car, foot og bicycle. The address is Forneburingen 51. You cannot show up at the test centre at Fornebu without an appointment.
Local drop-in test centre at Rykkinn
The Municipality of Bærum has opened a local Covid-19 test centre on the lower ground floor of Rykkinn seniorsenter. This service is available to Bærum residents who are unable to visit the test centre at Fornebu.
- The test centre at Rykkinn is a drop-in service. You may not schedule an appointment.
- You should expect to have to wait for your turn. Remember to wear warm clothing.
- Remember to bring a valid proof of identity/identification.
- Please walk or cycle to the testing station. There is no car parking available.
- Please arrive at the testing station ALONE. Children may be accompanied by an adult.
- We recommend being tested at the Fornebu test centre if possible. Please schedule an appointment online: www.baerum.kommune.no/testing
- Hand-out in various languages: Local drop-in test center Rykkinn (pdf).
- Poster: Testing station - Rykkinn (jpg).
Monday to Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm.
The testing station at Rykkinn is located at Hugins vei 9, 1349 Rykkinn.
After the test
You are required to remain in quarantine until the reply arrives. Your test results will be available online, by logging in to: www.helsenorge.no. You will be contacted by phone if your test is positive.
Whilst waiting for your test results, you must stay at home and avoid infecting others. You will normally have your results within 1-3 days.
If your test is positive, the council’s infection control team will call you.
If your test is negative, you will not be called. If you have a Norwegian personal identification number (fødsels- og personnummer) you can check your test result at www.helsenorge.no
If your test is negative, you can return to work/school when you are feeling well and do not have a fever.
About coronavirus vaccines
- Important information on coronavirus vaccine in Bærum (pdf).
- When do we expect to be able to vaccinate different groups against Covid-19?
- Quick guide to the coronavirus vaccine
General information about coronavirus and how to prevent infection.
- Engelsk/English: Habits which help prevent infection.
- Engelsk/English: What is a safe distance from other people?
- Engelsk/English: When should sick children stay home from childcare or primary school?
- Engelsk/English: When should adolescents and adults stay home from school/ work and be tested for Covid-19?
- Engelsk/English: Do you know who your close contacts are?
- Engelsk/English: Correct use of medical face mask (pdf).
- Engelsk/English: Correct use of cloth face coverings (pdf).
- Engelsk/English: Videos about coronavirus, testing, infection control and more from the Norwegian Women's Public Health Association.