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International ferry routes cancelled

International ferry routes cancelled

Color Line, DFDS and Stena Line have cancelled sailings to and from Oslo to help prevent spread of the corona virus.

PUBLISERT: 14.03.20

On March 12, health authorities introduced a 14-day quarantine for anyone who has traveled from countries outside the Nordic region, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Retroactive from February 27.

On Friday, March 13, Oslo’s Hygiene Officer for Infection Control mandated tests on passengers coming ashore in Oslo. The goal is to avoid infection and limit spread of the disease. Color Fantasy, which arrived in Oslo on Friday, was the first vessel to disembark passengers. Passengers were questioned and then assessed to determine whether they required quarantine, isolation or eventually return to their port of departure.

Color Lines ferries berthed in Oslo

Color Line has shut down its route between Oslo and Kiel from March 14 through Thursday, March 26. Color Magic arrives at Filipstad on Saturday, March 14, and will remain berthed at the dock.

Color Fantasy will return to Oslo without passengers on Sunday, March 15, and berth at Revierkaia.

Copenhagen ferry cancelled

DFDS (Norwegian) has cancelled its ferry route between Oslo and Copenhagen from March 16 to April 1.

Stena Line stops traffic

Stena Line (Norwegian) has shut down its route between Oslo and Fredrikshavn indefinitely. The last sailing to Oslo is March 14.

Infection control measures

The Chief Hygiene Officer for Infection Control in Oslo will determine how new health measures will be implemented vis-à-vis international traffic in Port of Oslo, and in collaboration with shipping lines.

Port of Oslo, in close dialogue with the health authorities and stakeholders in the port, is committed to supporting health and public safety measures. Port of Oslo is committed to the national effort to prevent and limit spread of the corona virus.