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The coronavirus and guidelines in Flåm

We take the safety of our guests, staff and animals very seriously, and therefore encourage all our guests to follow the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health. For example, it is important to be careful about hygiene, distance to other guests and use hand disinfectants/Antibac. We have implemented several measures to ensure both guests and employees in the special situation we are in. Now it is important that everyone follows these recommendations and ensures that everyone gets a safe and good experience here in Flåm. Let us all take responsibility for good mood and support each other so that this goes beyond all expectation.

Infectious measures on our attractions and activities

We take social responsibility and work actively to ensure infection control and hygiene measures to comply with government requirements and recommendations from the Directorate of Health. For example, we have reduced half of the passenger capacity on the Flåm Railway, boats, buses and other attractions so that we have enough space to carry out proper infection control.

Regarding own contamination measures under the auspices of Flåm Utvikling, both aboard the Flåm railway and Flåm station, in the customer center and for other public areas, the description is as follows:

Measures to reduce infection are essentially to keep it clean everywhere, and that everyone has good hand hygiene. Microfibre cloths are used for washing. The residual moisture from a centrifuge-dry microfiber cloth is effective against bacteria removal, even without soap.

  • In the Customer Hall and the Customer Center, floors are machine washed and all surfaces are washed with microfiber cloth. Has increased focus on cleaning surfaces and treat selected surfaces with Barrier Tech Sanitiser, one long-acting disinfectant that kills bacteria, fungi, mildew, algae and inactivates virus after treatment. If a person with a virus takes on treated area, viruses will be inactivated, this treatment will take place one time per week. If one is washing on surfaces treated with Barrier Tech Sanitiser one must expect that the effect diminishes and it no longer has the same effect over time. In addition, several stands with hand disinfection in Customer Hall and Customer Center have been set up for guests to use.
  • Public toilets are washed daily with sanitizer, in addition using disinfectant on selected contact surfaces. For the time being we have shut down parts of the toilet to minimize areas that need thorough washing / disinfection. Assessments are being made whether it will open more if traffic is picking up again, but as it is now it is possible to keep parts closed.
  • In the staff departments at the station, everyone has been given responsibility for cleaning / disinfecting their own work areas, using Antibac wet wipes for surfaces.
  • On trains we usually wash every day, but here we also have increased focus on contact surfaces, in addition, we use Barriertech Sanitiser on selected contact surfaces.
  • In the staff housing for train employees, we also have daily cleaning when the home has been used, as well as Barrier technology on door handles.
  • Otherwise, the doors to the employee departments at the station are locked to prevent unnecessary visits, the number of people at work has been reduced to a minimum and posters containing information from the Directorate of Health is mounted at entrance doors on the station and in the trains.

You can read more about Fretheim Hotel's infection control measures here: "It is safe to be a guest at Fretheim"

Bookingterms after May 05. 2020

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General information Coronavirus and travelling to Norway

Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission.

Updated 23 September 2020

If you want to travel to Norway, note that you may have to stay in quarantine for 10 days after arrival. Exemptions are given upon arrival in Norway from areas in the Nordic countries and other EU/EEA/Schengen countries with sufficiently low transmission. Norway is not yet open for travellers from countries outside of the EU/EEA/Schengen area.

On the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website, you’ll find a map and list of which countries and regions that are exempt from quarantine. It also includes information for workers from Sweden and other countries in the EU/EEA/Schengen area that arrive in Norway. The page will be updated at least every second week.

If you are travelling to Norway, you may also get the opportunity to get tested for the coronavirus (for free) upon arrival, as test centres will be established at several airports, border crossings, and ports.

When travelling in Norway, you are encouraged to pay with card instead of cash to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. If you have a contactless-enabled card, this is the best thing to use as it allows you to complete a purchase without touching the payment terminal at all. Note that some shops, restaurants and tour operators do not accept cash payments at the moment.

Please notice that both national and local rules and regulations related to the coronavirus and travelling in Norway change frequently and on short notice. All travellers, both international and domestic, are therefore encouraged to seek out the most updated information by visiting the relevant websites. You should also follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and respect regulations in place.

For further details on who can travel to Norway, how you can travel to get here, quarantine rules, and Q&A, see the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)’s official website.

For health advice, useful links, and other relevant information, see The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s official website (helsenorge.no).

For the latest information and advice about the coronavirus situation and travel for Norwegians, see the Government’s official website.

For updated information related to travel and COVID-19, see The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website.

Source: www.visitnorway.com | Updated 18 September 2020