Illness during holiday leave - Kunnskapsbasen
Illness during holiday leave
Information about your rights if you become ill before or during your holiday leave.
Norsk versjon - Syk i ferien
What do I do if I get sick right before my holiday?
If you fall ill just before your planned holiday, you have the right to have your holiday postponed. This assumes that you have a 100 percent sick leave from a doctor. You must inform your manager that you want to postpone the holiday no later than the last working day before the agreed holiday.
What do I do if I get sick during my holiday?
If you get sick during your holiday leave, you can regain the days of holiday leave that you have lost. You must then get sick leave from a doctor and you must inform the manager that you want the holiday days to be replaced.
Remember that holiday leave can only be replaced if you have 100% sick leave.
The right to regain your holiday leave applies only to your own illness. You do not regain your holiday leave if your children or other family members have been ill during your holiday leave.
If you have a 100 per cent sick leave and do not take a holiday, the holiday must not be stated in an application for sick pay with NAV. If you have registered your holiday in the Self-service portal, this must be deleted.
Postponing holiday leave
If you become ill immediately before your holiday leave starts, you can postpone your holiday until later in the holiday year. A sick leave must then be submitted at the latest on the last working day before the holiday leave starts. Holiday leave can only be replaced if you have 100% sick leave.
If you have a 100 per cent sick leave and do not take a holiday, the holiday must not be stated in an application for sick pay with NAV. If you have registered your holiday in the Self-service portal, this must be deleted. See guidance: Applying for absence (dfo.no)
Holiday leave during absence due to illness
If you have been granted sick leave and still want to take holiday leave during the period of sick leave, this must be noted in the application for sickness benefits to NAV.
You must also register the holiday days with your employer: When you are fully or partially on sick leave, it is not possible to register holiday days in the Self-Service Portal for the same period. Then inform the Service Center for Payroll and HR via NTNU Hjelp, and we will open for you to apply for holiday in the normal way.
The holiday dates you provide at NAV and the information you report to the Service Centre must be the same.
If you become ill during your holiday abroad
If you become ill while you are on holiday abroad and you want to replace the holiday leave you have lost, you must consult a doctor at the place where you are staying. It is not enough to phone your regular doctor at home.
Regardless of where you are staying on holiday, if you get documentation from a doctor, your days of holiday leave will be replaced. However, the right to sickness benefits applies only if you are on holiday in Norway or the EEA. The documentation requirements will vary depending on the country in which you are staying. It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the correct documentation.
You also need to send a self-declaration for foreign sick leave to Nav.
If you fall ill in a country outside the EEA, separate rules apply. For more information, see Sick during the holidays - Outside the EEA (Norwegian).
References and legislation
Do you have questions or need help? Contact the Service center.
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On this page, you will find information about employees' entitlement to pay when they fall ill during a holiday in countries outside the EEA. Norsk: Syk i ferien - utenfor EØS Topic page illness...