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Information about coronavirus

All travellers from the UK must get tested
  • A COVID-19 test must be taken within 24 hours of arrival in Norway, followed by a new test no sooner than day 7 after arrival from the United Kingdom.
  • Travellers entering Norway must register their arrival. 
  • Travellers must notify the municipality in which they will be staying.
  • The main rule requiring a quarantine period of 10 days will continue to apply. 

Have you been in the UK recently?

A COVID-19 test must be taken as soon as possible by all travellers who entered Norway from the United Kingdom after the 7th of December.

1. Call and book a COVID-19 test at the testcenter at Stavanger Forum.
It is important that you call to book the test: (+47) 51 91 40 30 . When booking, make sure to also inform that you have arrived from UK.

2. Register in the municipality you are staying in
If you stay in Sola municipality, call us on (+47) 51 65 33 00 and register name, date of arrival, phonenumber, e-mail and the address you are staying at.

Advice and rules for Sola 

Effective from the 19th of January until the 26th of January

  • Avoid using public transport (bus, train, boat or taxi).
  • Wear a facemask if you must use public transport.
  • Wear a facemask when visiting retirement homes or hospices.
  • An appointment is required before visiting residents at retirement homes or hospices. A maximum of two designated visitors are allowed per person.
  • Wear a facemask in public places where one-metre social distancing is not possible.
  • Everyone who can effectively work from home, should do so.
  • Organized indoor sports and leisure activities are prohibited for all age groups.
  • Outdoor sports and leisure activities are prohibited for adults aged 20 and above in groups of more than 10 people.Keep at least 1 meter distance to others. 
  • Arranging or participating in sporting events is prohibited for all age groups.
  • The bans on sports activities do not apply to elite sports as long as the separate infection control protocol for elite sports is followed.
  • The following businesses will be closed: Bingo halls, gaming arcades, billiard halls and similar. Amusement parks, water parks, play centers and similar. Public facilities for sports and physical activity including swimming pools. 
  • Everyone visiting bars and restaurants must register themselves on arrival.
  • If you are organizing an event for 10 or more people, you must register the event here.

National advice and rules (also applies in Sola)

  • Arranging or participating in sporting events is prohibited for all age groups.
  • There is a national ban on serving alcohol at all businesses and events.
  • A maximum of 10 people are allowed to attend indoor events.
  • A maximum of 20 people are allowed to attend outdoor events.
  • A maximum 200 people are allowed to attend outdoor events with fixed seating.
  • A maximum of 50 people are allowed to attend indoor funerals without fixed seating.
  • Avoid both national and international travels unless it is necessary.
  • All travelers entering Norway from abroad must get tested at the border.
  • Everyone should limit social contact to the greatest extent possible. It is recommended that meetings with other people take place outdoors, and to avoid visits of more than five guests in addition to those who are already living together. 
  • Events should be postponed or cancelled. 

Coronavirus vaccine

Sola municipality provides the Coronavirus vaccine for the people living in Sola. The vaccine is safe, free and voluntary.

You will be contacted by your GP (doctor) for vaccination when it is your turn. In the next few weeks, we are vaccinating people from the age 85 and over, in addition to selected groups of healthcare personnel.

Your GP will contact you by telephone and let you know where and when to meet for your vaccination. 
If your GP is located in Stavanger, Sandnes or any of the municipalities close by, you will be contacted by your GP there. 
If you are 85 years or older and do not have a GP in Sola or in any of the municipalities nearby, contact Tananger legesenter tel: 51 71 89 20. 

Current order of priority

1. Residents in nursing homes and selected groups of healthcare personnel 
2. Age 85 years and above and selected groups of healthcare personnel 
3. Age 75-84 years
4. Age 65-74 years and people between 18 and 64 years with  diseases/ conditions at high risk of a severe disease course 
5. Age 55-64 years with underlying diseases/conditions 
6. Age 45-54 years with underlying diseases/conditions 
7. Age 18-44 years with underlying diseases/conditions 
8. Age 55-64 years
9. Age 45-54 years 

Self-decleration for Coronavirus vaccination

A self-declaration form must be printed and filled out before your receive the Coronavirus vaccine. 
The self-declaration form is available at FHIs webpage. You may also pick one up from the reception at Sola rådhus. 

More information 

See FHIs webpage for more information about the Coronavirus vaccine.

Do you think you might have Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Stay at home and avoid contact with others. 

You should be tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you suspect infection from people you have been in contact with or if you have been traveling to a country or region with high incidence during the last 10 days. See more information about test criteria for coronavirus at FHI's website. 

How to book a test appointment 

You need an appointment to be tested for COVID-19.

  • If you have a Norwegian citizenship and want to book a test for yourself and children under 16 yrs of age you can book online
  • You can also call your GP (registered doctor) to book a test.
  • If your GP is not available, you can call 51 91 40 30 between 08.30 am and 3 pm to book a test. This number is for booking only. 

The test is free of charge. 

Testing takes place in a drive-through tent at Stavanger Forum. The referral will give your further instructions on when and where to attend. 

If you are acutely ill and unable to contact your regular GP; call the ER 116 117.
If life and health are at risk, call 113.

If you are in need of a confirmation that you do not have the Coronavirus even when you are not experiencing any symptoms, contact a private clinic that offer this service.

How is the test conducted?

A medical practitioner wearing personal protective equipment will use a swab to collect samples from the back of your throat. The same swab is then carefully fed into your nasal cavity. The test is not painful, but you may experience discomfort. 

Test results

Your Covid-19 rest results will be made available to you at as soon as your sample has been analysed and reported. The length of time it takes for test results to become available varies, but is typically a few days after your sample was taken. Test results from all laboratories in Norway will be available at Helsenorge. You can also call your GP. 

What happens if I test positive (have COVID-19)?

If your test confirms Coronavirus, the healthcare service will contact you. You will have to isolate at home, and the health care service will start tracking possible transmission of Covid-19 among your close contacts.

Test center at Stavanger airport, Sola and Risavika Port

From January 2nd 2021, the government has imposed mandatory testing for COVID-19  for all travelers to Norway. All travelers must be tested at the border when arriving in Norway. Follow signs to test center upon arrival. 

The quarantine rules apply even if your test result is negative. The test is free of charge. 

Quarantine hotel 

Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad must stay in quarantine for 10 days. When you are in entry quarantine, you must stay at a quarantine hotel for 10 days. You do not have to stay in a quarantine hotel if:

  • you live in, or you can document permanent residence in Norway, irrespective of whether you own or rent the residence.
  • you have a suitable place of residence for implementing the quarantine.
  • you are married or share parent responsibility with someone who has a permanent residence in Norway. 
  • your employer provides a suitable place of residence where you can avoid close contact with others, with a separate room with TV and internet, a separate bathroom, and a separate kitchen or catering services.
  • you are a Norwegian student who studies abroad. 

This needs to be documented when arriving at Stavanger airport, Sola.
From the 13th of December, you have to fill in a form in advance, and this has to be signed by the owner or the person you rent the property from. 

Find the form/self-declaration here. (PDF) 

When arriving

Information about quarantine hotels is distributed by the police upon arrival at the airport. Upon arrival the border police will refer you to the hotel you will be staying at (do not book in advance). 

The cost of staying at a quarantine hotel is NOK 500 per night for adults. Children aged 0-9 can stay in parents room for free. The cost of children aged 10-18 is NOK 250 per night. Prices include full board. Upon check-in at the hotel, you must present your ticket or boarding pass. This is to ensure that you get a reduced price for your stay.

You will be offered a test for the Coronavirus at the quarantine hotel. Even if your test result comes back negative, you will need to complete your full 10 days quarantine period.

More travel information for people arriving in Norway
More travel information for workers arriving in Norway

Test to shorten the travel quarantine

You can reduce the length of the travel quarantine if you test negative for Coronavirus twice during your quarantine period. Book a test appointment. If you are staying in a quarantine hotel, you will be offered a second test here.

  • The first test must be taken within three days of arriving. Both the quick-test and the PCR test are valid.
  • The second test can be taken seven days after arrival. The second test must be the PCR-test.

Quarantine is obligatory until you receive a negative result on your second test.

The entire 10-day quarantine period is obligatory for everyone who has visited or resided in the United Kingdom in the last 14 days prior to arrival in Norway

Travel advice 

You will find information about travel advice and quarantine at FHI's website. 

Social distance, quarantine and isolation

You will find useful information about why social distancing is important, who should be in quarantine or isolation and how it should be carried out at FHIs website .

Health information phone

If you have questions about the new coronavirus and cannot find answers on FHI's website, you can call the Directorate of Health's information phone 815 55 015. 

Sola kommune information phone

For general questions about the Coronavirus, call 51 65 33 00  (open work-days between 09.00 and 15.00). 

How do you prevent infection?

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. 
  • Avoid going to crowded places. 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. 
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until your test-result is negative and you have recovered. 

Advice for people in home quarantine

You are in home quarantine because you are well but have been in a situation where you may have been infected. You will find advice on FHIs website.

Advice for patients isolated at home

You are isolated at home because of confirmed coronavirus. You will find advice for you and members of your household on FHIs website.

Useful information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Advice and information about the coronavirus COVID-19