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Foreign Employees that Test Negative for COVID-19 May Work During Quarantine


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Foreign Employees that Test Negative for COVID-19 May Work During Quarantine

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Foreign employees arriving in Norway must stay in quarantine during the first 10 days after arriving in Norway, unless comprised by other exceptions (e.g. resided and traveling from Nordics excl. Sweden). This normally implies that many foreign employees cannot assume any work before the 10-day quarantine period has past. 

In order to ease the burden for sectors that relies heavily on foreign workers, The Norwegian Government introduced an amended quarantine regulation on 22 June 2020 where employees now may be allowed to work if they test negative on SARS-CoV-2.

Two separate tests required

Two tests are required after arriving in Norway, with a minimum of 48 hours in-between each test, and where the second test at the earliest can be taken at day 5 after arriving in Norway.

The employees must stay in quarantine until the results from the first test is available. If the first test is negative, the employee may work in Norway without quarantine restrictions, but shall stay in quarantine during off-duty/spare time. If the second test also is negative, the employee is fully exempt from all quarantine regulations.

Source: KPMG

Published: June 27, 2022