Norway is such a naturally beautiful place that the call of the wild is simply impossible to resist here… From the rugged coastline dug by spectacular emerald-blue fjords to majestic glaciers, dense forests, gentle hills covered with lush green pastures and Arctic plains home to polar bears and reindeer herds, Mother Nature is reigning supreme everywhere in this stunning Scandinavian nation. And people have learned to live harmoniously with Her. Norway is also one of the most expensive countries in the world, with a very high standard of living. Traveling in the land of the Vikings is not cheap… But it is clearly a trip of a lifetime!
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
NORWAY – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
MEDICAL CARESThe level of health care in Norway is excellent, in both public and private medical establishments. The Rikshospitalet (National Hospital) located in Oslo, the capital city, can be quoted. It is a very modern and highly specialized hospital center. But be aware that in some extremely remote places, like in the North of the country for example, access to medical care can be very limited. In the event of a serious sickness, medical complications or a severe injury, an evacuation to your country of origin can be envisaged. In case of emergency in Norway, you can call an ambulance at any time at 113. Pharmacies are opened 7 days a week and sell a wide array of medicines, always of high and reliable quality. But if you require specific treatments, it is safer to bring them with you when traveling to Norway.
CANADIAN AMBASSYEmergency services
- police: 112
- medical assistance: 113
- firefighters: 110