The Coronavirus – Information for Students and Employees

Advice on domestic and international travel

To limit the spread of the coronavirus all students and staff at UiB are requested to limit travel as much as possible.

reiseråd for ansatte og studenter ved uib

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs discourages journeys that are not strictly necessary to all countries. The reason is the increase in the spread of the coronavirus and the unpredictable and difficult situation for many travelers. This advice will initially apply until April 14.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs encourages all Norwegian citizens traveling abroad to consider returning home as soon as possible, in consultation with their travel agency or airline.

As a result of the travel advice, UiB recommends employees who are on research stays or other work-related stays abroad as well as all students abroad, to return home.

UiB will cover the expenses of returning home for you as an employee and for your family.

Travel must be booked through travel agency.

Questions can be directed to your leader, euraxess@uib.no or +47 555 88 555.

UiB will assist students who would like to come home with financial and practical matters. Please contact utveksling@uib.no if you need assistance with financial or practical matters.

If you need assistance with other matters, please contact the nearest embassy.

The Health authorities discourages all travel which is not strictly necessary in order to prevent infection of the coronavirus. UiB is following current travel advice given by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and The Norwegian Directorate of Health.

The administration has decided that all UiB business trips should be cancelled, initially until Easter.

Advice given by the authorities:

•    Everyone who been aboroad should be in home quarantine for 14 days after arrival, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
•    Domestic transport should continue as normal as possible. People are asked to keep distance.
•    Everyone is strongly encouraged to avoid leisure travel.
•    Avoid public transport if you can, as well as all other places where you can easily get close to others.
•    Healthcare professionals should not travel abroad. This ban applies until end of April.
•    Carefully consider the risk of infection - both when traveling domestically and abroad. 

If you are going abroad: Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel registration if you have not already done so.