Travel during COVID-19



The infection situation varies, and it may be wise to check whether there are local orders and/or recommendations in the relevant municipalities (check the municipality's website).


See the travel information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(, web page in Norwegian) for further details. Many countries have entry restrictions, relatively high infection rates and strict infection control measures. If you are planning to travel abroad, we strongly recommend that you find out about the situation in the country you are travelling to, including the infection control rules in effect, for example in connection with testing and quarantine (check the authorities’ websites). Note that travel advice is subject to change. Keep up to date.

Personal travel

Staff and students who are planning personal travel abroad, for example, during the Christmas break, are responsible for getting to know the details of any local restrictions on travel.

Research sabbaticals and other research visits abroad

Students planning exchange visits

  • Students must find out the details of the situation in the destination country. Changes in entry and exit restrictions may affect their exchange plans.
  • Students are recommended to postpone financial expenses as long as possible and to buy refundable tickets. NTNU will not reimburse any costs.
  • All students who are planning an exchange visit must include a Plan B for studies at NTNU.
  • Students going on exchange must have travel insurance that is valid for the entire exchange visit and that covers the costs of illness, including Covid-19.
  • For further information, please see Coronavirus - Exchange.

Other travel, such as student field trips and excursions

  • Local units are responsible for assessing whether the trip can take place.



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Last updated

14 December 2021

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January 2022

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