March 16, 2020 - Since March 16, 2020, the Norwegian state borders will be closed to foreigners without a residence permit or work permit.The measures adopted because of the new corona virus surprised the international guests on board the Hurtigruten mail ships. More than 1.400 of these guests have been flown out of Norway at the instigation of Hurtigruten since last Friday.
On March 12th, the Norwegian government imposed a partial entry ban on all non-Norwegians. As of today, March 16, 2020, Norway's borders are closed to foreigners without a residence permit or work permit. Hurtigruten has flown more than 1.400 non-Norwegian guests from Norway since last Friday.
Hurtigruten mail ship Nordlys
As a further confidence-building measure, Hurtigruten is extending the periods for the new rebooking regulation. All guests who have booked trips with a departure date between March 12 and September 30, 2020 are allowed to rebook free of charge on a future Hurtigruten sea trip between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. In the event of any rebooking, Hurtigruten will issue travel vouchers for 100 percent of the total travel price paid. In addition, there is a ten percent discount for future sea voyages.
In a current announcement, the shipping company states that no cases of corona virus have been confirmed or suspected on any of the Hurtigruten ships. In this context, the shipping company refers to a large number of targeted measures to combat the spread of the pandemic.