Corona virus

Information for travellers in Bodø & Salten

2020-03-1214:47 Julie Abelsen
If you have questions about the COVID-19 situation and travelling in Bodø and Norway, you'll find updated information and travel advice at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Stay updated on important information from the Norwegian authorities on these websites which are being updated continiously: 


If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties while in Norway, please stay in your hotel room / apartment and contact hotel guest service by telephone, or call the 24-hour Norwegian medical service at (+47) 116117 for guidance and assistance.

Don't go to the hospital yourself, contact the service number and explain your situation. This is the best and most effective way to receive competent and prompt help. 

If you think you may have been infected, you can call the municipality's corona hotline: 0047 75 59 33 10

The phone is open every day from 10.00 - 18.00

To avoid the spread of the virus, make sure you:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water. Use hand sanitiser if you do not have access to water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing, or cough into your elbow. 
  • Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
  • Keep distance of one meter to other people.
  • Don´t handshake

Closing and prohibition

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has decided to ban and close:

  • All cultural events
  • Sports events and organized sports activities both indoors and outdoors
  • All establishments in the hospitality industry, with the exception of restaurants and bars where food is served and where they can allow visitors to stay at least 1 meter away from each other. Food should not be served as a buffet.
  • Gyms
  • Hairdressers, skin care providers, massage/ body care providers, toattoo and piercing shops etc.
  • Swimming pools, waterparks etc.

  • Also, most indoor activities are closed - like the library and the museums.