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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


Coronavirus and travelling to Norway

The Norwegian borders are now open for leisure travel to and from most of the other Nordic countries. From 1 July, people from countries outside the EU and the EEA/Schengen who have a work and residence permit in Norway can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required. From 15 July, people from EEA/Schengen countries that have acceptable levels of infection can travel to Norway.

Updated 13 July 2020

From 15 June, the Nordic countries have reopened their borders to allow travel between the countries. This reopening does not include Sweden, but from 15 July travellers from the Swedish regions of Skåne, Kronoberg and Blekinge may enter the country without having to go through quarantine.

From 1 July, people from countries outside the EU and the EEA/Schengen who have a work and residence permit in Norway can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required. The same goes for students and workers with technical competence that is exempt from the residence permit requirement.

From 15 July, travellers from EEA/Schengen countries that have acceptable levels of infection can travel to Norway. Read more on the Norwegian Government’s website. 10 July, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) updated the map showing areas with exemptions of quarantine duty. The list will be updated at least every second week.

From 15 July, people from countries outside the EU and the EEA/Schengen who have family or a boyfriend or a girlfriend in Norway, can travel into the country, but home quarantine for 10 days is required.

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 webpages. You should also follow precautionary guidelines, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, and respect regulations in place.

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

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 the official website.

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

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

Source: www.visitnorway.com | Updated 13 July 2020