Health – Ticks are prevalent between April through November in the southernmost part of Norway and up the coast from Oslo to Helgelandskysten. These ticks can carry Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Be sure to use insect repellent or wear insect repellent clothing when walking in forests and fields. Ask your doctor about needing a TBE vaccination if you plan to spend significant time walking in these areas.
For over-the-counter medications and other minor health issue advice (sore muscles, cough, cold, etc.) you will go to an “Apotek” or pharmacy. Should you need a doctor or emergency care while in Norway, be sure your health insurance will cover you internationally — and know at what level. We strongly advise purchasing travel health insurance that will cover you in the event of an emergency.
Vaccinations – No vaccinations are required to enter Norway. However, it is very important you understand what vaccinations and immunization proof is required before travel as rules certainly change. The CDC Traveler’s Health page is your best and most up-to-date source for finding what shots are recommended and which are required for any country in the world.
Travel Advisories – Before you travel, we would recommend checking to see if there are any travel advisories or warnings issued for your intended country of travel. Also, for U.S. citizens, we do recommend that you register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
Emergencies – To reach the police, fire department or ambulance service, dial 112. Calling 112 is free from any landline or mobile phone. This is throughout Europe.