Please do not call the emergency telephone unless you are in an emergency and require immediate assistance from the police.
- If you are in need of medical assistance, call your physician or the local medical emergency centre, telephone number 116117
- For questions about the corona virus, call the Helsenorge information telephone number 815 55 015
- The Criminal Victims Support Centre, telephone number 800 40 008
- Frequently asked questions about the corona virus (helsenorge.no)
- Frequently asked questions about new rules relating to refusal to stay in or enter Norway (regjeringen.no)
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- All administrative services to the public are closed until 14 April.
- Temporary border checks are now in force. All travellers leaving or entering Norway will have to present valid ID documents. Passports are the only valid ID documents for Norwegian nationals travelling outside the Nordic region. The above applies at airports, ports and land border crossing points.
- Violating the Control of Communicable Diseases Act is a serious offence, and stopping such behaviour is a police priority.
The primary priorities of the police are to safeguard lives and health, maintain public order and contribute to Norway's overall emergency preparedness.
As part of the efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, several of the measures implemented by the police have been extended.
Politidirektoratet har fått fullmakt til midlertidig å ansette inntil 400 politifolk for å styrke bemanningen som følge av utbruddet av koronaviruset.
During this present situation, the police will prioritise issuing police certificates of conduct to persons working in critical facilities and public services.
Reports from the police districts indicate that there are relatively little cross-border traffic after the authorities introduced border checks of persons at all the Norwegian border crossing points to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from persons arriving from abroad.
Below is an update on the number of police employees in quarantine or infected with the coronavirus.
The Director of Public Prosecutions and the National Police Commissioner have co-written an opinion piece published in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Read their joint statement here.
The police have asked the Home Guard for assistance in carrying out tasks related to border control.
The Norwegian government has decided to temporarily reintroduce border control at Norway's internal Schengen border in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus from individuals entering Norway.
The trespassing of disease control and prevention legislation is considered a grave violation of the law and constitutes a high priority to the police.
The police are currently assisting the health authorities in the work of enforcing quarantine measures and returns at airports. Police officers are now present in this respect at all of the major airports in Norway.
Norwegian nationals currently staying in Russia who wish to return to Norway at the border crossing point Storskog must contact the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.
The Norwegian government has announced a comprehensive set of measures designed to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The police is one of several agencies key to the government’s handling of emergency situations, and must keep functioning also under demanding circumstances like the present. At the same time, it is important that the police take part in the national effort to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
Dersom smittede personer utgjør en fare for sårbare grupper, og liv og helse står på spill, vil politiet gripe inn.
Regjeringen og helsemyndighetene har i ettermiddag iverksatt en rekke nye tiltak for å hindre smitte av koronaviruset. Dette er de største og mest inngripende tiltakene i Norge i fredstid, og etaten må nå gjøre nye grep for å tilpasse seg situasjonen.
Politiet er en av flere samfunnsaktører som har en viktig rolle som en del av samfunnets samlede beredskap. Politidirektoratets rolle er å koordinere politiets innsats og iverksette tiltak som sikrer en god beredskap i hele landet.
- Politiet iverksetter ytterligere forebyggende smitteverntiltak på grunn av utbruddet av koronavirus som nå pågår, sier beredskapsdirektør Tone Vangen i Politidirektoratet.
Alle ansatte i politiet som har vært i områder med vedvarende spredning av koronavirus skal holde seg hjemme fra jobb i 14 dager etter hjemkomst.