Norway Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink no
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio no
yellow fever no
cholera no


Anyone who is dependent on regular medical care should find out beforehand about the existing options in a sparsely populated country whose health care system has bottlenecks in some areas. The local emergency centers (Legevakt) can be contacted outside of the regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./4:00 p.m. The central emergency number in Norway is 112 (police) or 113 (emergency doctor). Otherwise, Norwegian healthcare is excellent. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, EHIC holders contact a doctor who is contractually bound to the National Insurance Bureau (rikstrygdeverket) or the local Insurance Bureau (trygdekonteret), or to a state outpatient clinic, or to the municipality’s casualty ward. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. Check ebizdir for more information.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. The coastal areas in the southwest between Alesund and Stavanger are particularly affected. Although the risk of infection in Norway is generally low, vaccination is recommended for professional or leisure activities with possible tick exposure in endemic areas. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.

Health certificate

Norway accepts EU COVID digital certificate. At the moment, however, there may still be technical difficulties, which is why it is advisable to also carry the vaccination card in paper form with you for security reasons.



1 Norwegian Krone = 100 Øre. Currency code: NKr, NOK (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 NKr, coins in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 NKr.

Credit cards

Credit cards are accepted everywhere in Norway. Cashless payment has become the norm in Norway. Visa, American Express and Diners Club are the most common. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer accepted in Norway.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Wed and Fri 08.15/09.00-15.30 (in summer until 15.00), Thu 08.15/09.00-17.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of national currency and foreign currencies is unlimited and must be declared from an amount equivalent to NKr 25,000. Unlimited export of local currency. Export of foreign currencies up to the amount carried or declared upon entry.

Currency Exchange

Money can be withdrawn from ATMs anywhere in Norway. However, paying with cash has become uncommon in Norway.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
NOK kr 1 EUR = 9.04 Kr
1 CHF = 10.76 Kr
1 USD = 8.69 Kr

Norway Money