Q&A on the Coronavirus disease for students

News about the corona situation

The authorities has decided that Norway will move to a normal everyday life with increased preparedness from and including Saturday 25 September at 16:00.

It will take some time to organize everything from the infection control situation to the new standard, including removing barrier tape, notices, adjusting the number of furniture and number restrictions in rooms. More detailed information about the teaching will be posted as soon as possible.

The vaccine situation in Ås municipality 

Ås Municipality welcome students to drop in vaccination:

Tuesday and Wednesday in weeks 40 and 41, there will be an open drop-in with Pfizer vaccines between 15:00 - 20:00.

Tuesday 5/10 - at 15:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 6/10 - at 15:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 12/10 - at 15:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 13/10 - at 15:00 - 20:00

Welcome to vaccination at the municipality's vaccination center in Moerveien 12. Drop-in means that you do not need to book an appointment in advance.

This is for both dose 1 and dose 2. Dose 2 can only be set if it is 4 weeks since you recieved dose 1. 


  • Remember to bring your passport and/or your Norwegian ID-number.
  • You must know when you received dose 1 as there must be at least 28 days between dose 1 and dose 2. This is information that can be found by logging on to helsenorge.no -> corona certificate
  • What vaccine did you get as dose 1? This is information that can be found by logging in to helsenorge.no -> corona certificate
  • Have you had a corona? Then you should have only one dose.
  • Do any of those you live with corona today, or are you in close contact with someone who has corona? Then you have to wait to come to us.
  • Do you have a cold, but your general condition is normally good? Then you can get the vaccine.
  • Feel free to eat a little in advance as there may be queues and waiting time.

Ås Vaccination Centre:
Koronasenteret i Ås kommune
Moerveien 12, 1430 Ås

Updated figures from FHI show that 13 520 inhabitants (83.4%) in Ås over the age of 18 have received the first vaccine dose.

5,249 people have received dose two (32.6%).

Illness and Testing

What happens if I get sick and how do I report it?

Please read the information from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

General rules:

  • Have good hand and cough hygiene
  • Stay at home if your are sick
  • Test yourself if you have symptoms or suspect corona
  • Isolate your selv if you are infected with covid-19
  • Inform close contacts

If you have respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home until the symptoms have passed and get tested.
If you need assistance, contact your general practitioner or call urgent care (legevakt) at +47 116 117.
If it is life threatening, contact emergency at 113. 
See advice from The Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Ås municipality has a test center at Moerveien 12, 1430 Ås

How to book an appointment

  • Please contact Ås municipality's corona phone on 959 39 677 to arrange the time for testing
  • The phone for booking is open from 11:30 - 15:00 Monday to Friday. Test and analysis is free of charge.

Students who are living in a SiO flat can make an appointment to get tested at the Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO). SiO Health’s test station is located at Fredrikkeplassen at Blindern. SiO Health’s test station supplements Oslo municipality’s testing services. You can also schedule corona testing through the municipality’s corona phone hotline if no opening is available. SiO has set up a phone hotline for scheduling testing which is open Monday to Friday from 8:15 to 11:00 and from 12:30 to 14:30. You will receive information as to meeting place and time when you schedule your testing.

Testing for International Travel
The person traveling is responsible for contacting a private provider who offers COVID-19 testing for travel purposes. The individual must cover the costs associated with the testing and the required documentation herself/himself.
This type of testing is not covered by the Norwegian healthcare system and it is not eligible for a HELFO refund. Traveling is a personal choice and the individual must therefore cover the cost, such as in the case for vaccinations for travel purposes.


In the autumn of 2021, exam will be carried out both digitally and physically.
What applies to each course depends, among other things, on the size of the groups, and the capacity of rooms. Stay tuned in Canvas what applies to your courses.

SiÅs Housing

Who should I notify if I am a tenant at SiÅs housing and wonder if I am infected with the coronavirus?

If tenants become ill or have been in contact with infected persons, these advices from Norwegian Institue of Public Health applies.

It is recommended to closely follow the recommendations outlined by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Keep updated on the webpages for Ås Municipality.

Medical Insurance and General Practioner

Do I have medical insurance as an international student if I get coronavirus?

International students have insurance coverage in one of four ways:
- You have a Norwegian ID number or if you waiting for your Norwegian ID number to be issued but have a residence permit that is valid for longer than 9 months. You are covered in Norway like a Norwegian national. After receiving the ID number, you were either assigned general practitioner or you selected on yourself.

- You have an EU health card. This normally applies to EU students who do not have a Norwegian ID number. You are also covered by the Norwegian Health Care System. This group of students is not assigned a general practitioner.

-  You have applied and been granted Voluntary Member in the Norwegian Healthcare Scheme. You are covered like a Norwegian national. This group os students is not assigned a general practitioner.

- All other short-stay students have their own private medical/travel insurance. You should contact your insurance company to find out what your coverage is. This group of students is not assigned a general practitioner.

Who is my General Practitioner?

You can log onto the Helsenorge webpages to see who your general practitioner is and/or switch to another doctor. You can also call Helsenorge at 23 32 70 00 to ask for assistance.


Published 12. March 2020 - 16:26 - Updated 4. October 2021 - 15:27