Coronavirus outbreak

Travelling

Travel advice
Information for incoming exchange students at BI
Study trips/Executive modules abroad

 

If you have been abroad you are instructed to stay at home for 14 days after your return regardless of whether or not you have any symptoms, and no matter which country you have been to. This also applies to anyone who has arrived from a foreign country the last 14 days.

This implies that you should not go to school or work, avoid public transportation and avoid places where you are in close contact with people. BI expects employees who are affected to perform job tasks from home if possible. BI will provide practical support and infrastructure if necessary.

Travel advice

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs now advise against all travelling.

Travellers are encouraged to register on www.reiseregistrering.no in case of important updates from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Information for Incoming exchange students at BI

Arriving to Norway from abroad

You can still enter even if the airports are closed for tourists
From Monday 16 March, Norway`s airports will partially close. The partial closing of airports aims at keeping tourists out of Norway due to the covid-19 outbreak. This means that as a student you can still enter Norway if you are currently abroad travelling and will come back to Norway on Monday 16 March or later. Please make sure to have your student ID or admission letter ready for inspection upon arrival. If any of you for some reason face any problems while entering Norway (which you shouldn`t), please call Heidi Bekjorden: +47 91879775.

14 days home quarantine
When arriving from abroad you must be in home quarantine for 14 days. Detailed information should be given to you at the airport. While in quarantine, avoid public transport and stay home as much as possible. You can go to the store to buy food/essentials, but limit your visits. Your flatmates do not have to do the quarantine with you as long as you have no symptoms of the coronavirus. You can read more about home quarantine here.

If you get sick
If you get sick, and experience coronavirus symptoms, please stay inside and do not leave your house. If you experience severe symptoms such as coughing blood or difficulty breathing, you should call the emergency room: +47 116117. If you get sick, please let Heidi Bekjorden, phone no. +47 91879775, at BI’s International Office know.

Leaving Norway

Since all teaching and examinations will be digital until the end of the semester you are free to leave Norway and travel home. The partial closing of airports is aimed at keeping tourists out of Norway. Flights carrying Norwegian citizens, or people living in Norway (such as students) will still be able to depart from Norway.

Contact your airline to get detailed information about the status of your flight.

Foreign nationals with no symptoms of coronavirus infection may leave Norway
People who are in quarantine, but who are symptom-free, may now leave Norway on condition that sound infection control measures are practiced during transport from the place of quarantine to the place of departure. Read more on the pages of the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

Travelling within Norway

Please do not travel within Norway. Please cancel any trips you have planned in near future.

Travel advice from the Norwegian government.

Information about reduced operation of airports.

Study trips/Executive modules abroad

BI has several Executive programmes with scheduled modules abroad this semester. Currently, only the modules in China and Italy have been postponed. Study trips to other countries are currently under consideration. More information regarding this will follow as soon as any decisions have been made. Information regarding any changes in scheduled modules abroad will be communicated directly to the students.