Corona testing and test results

Getting tested for corona virus is free of charge. See how to book an appointment for a test, and how you receive the results here.

Book a coronavirus test

You can book an appointment for yourself and your children below the age of 18.
Book a coronavirus test

You will receive a text message with the time and place of the test when you have booked a test. In the event of a large influx of people requiring tests, it may take 1-3 days before you receive a text message. You will not be forgotten, even though it may take some time before you hear from us.

You must remain at home and avoid people you do not live with, until you are free of symptoms and have received a negative test result.

Unable to book a test appointment yourself?

If you are unable to book a test appointment online, you can take a test at the drop-in test centers and the mobile test centers. You can also call your GP or the coronavirus hotline, and have them book an appointment for you. See the phone number and opening hours for the coronavirus hotline at the bottom of this page.

How the test takes place

We take samples from the front part of the nose as a standard testing procedure. The samples show whether you have the virus or not. We do not conduct antibody tests. 

In specific cases, other testing methods can be considered, if clinically necessary.

Drop in and mobile test stations

You can come to these test centers without making an appointment, but will not be guaranteed to get a test. 

See when and where you can get testet at drop in or mobile test stations (in Norwegian).

These people should get tested

Everyone who want to get tested, can get tested. We recommend that you book an appointment for coronavirus testing if you either:

Certificate for travel

Are you travelling abroad and need a certificate that you have been tested? Call your GP or a private health service provider who conducts tests. The City of Oslo does not provide this type of testing. You must pay for an examination and test yourself (no HELFO refund).

Coronavirus hotline

Please contact us to book a test if you are not able to book one online, or for advice and information about Corona. We can help you in 23 different languages, and can provide an interpreter if needed. 

If you have serious respiratory symptoms, call your GP. If you GP is unavailable and you cannot wait for help, call the emergency services on phone no. 116117. In the event of life-threatening illness, call 113.

How to receive the test result

Everyone who has a positive test for the coronavirus is contacted by the infection control team.
The result is available at helsenorge.no within 1-4 days after you took the test. 

After the results of your test are registered at helsenorge.no, you can get the results sent to your mobile phone or by e-mail. You must set up a user account to receive the results. You can decide yourself whether to get the results by SMS or e-mail or both.

If you do not set up a user account, you are not notified when the result is ready, and will have to check helsenorge.no yourself. 

Find test result (log on)

•    If you have children below the age of 16 who have taken a coronavirus test, you will also find their test results at helsenorge.no.

If you do not have MinID or BankID

If you do not have access to MinID or BankID, personal number or a D-number, you can call your GP or the Corona phone-line, 21 80 21 82, to get your test result.

After the coronavirus test

See what to do after taking a coronavirus test (in Norwegian).

How to cancel an appointment

If you no longer require a test or are unable to attend your appointment, you must cancel the test. It is important that you cancel the appointment if you are unable to attend so that we may give it to others who want to get tested.

  • If you have been given an appointment via the coronavirus hotline or other health personnel, call the coronavirus hotline or your GP to cancel the appointment.
  • If you have booked the appointment yourself online using our form, you may cancel the appointment below. You appointment will be deleted when you have submitted the form.

Cancel a coronavirus test (log on)

If you receive a text message concerning your appointment after you have cancelled it, you may disregard it. 

Remember that you may still be required to quarantine even though you no longer require the test. You are responsible for investigating whether you should remain quarantined.

Quarantine and isolation

If you are ill, you must remain at home and avoid people you do not live with until you are free of symptoms and have received a negative test result.

If you have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or who has been in red countries or regions, you must quarantine for 10 days. Quarantine may be shortened if you take a PCR test with a negative result no earlier than 7 days after your most recent exposure with a confirmed case of COVID-19. You are responsible for complying with the quarantine rules.

More information on quarantine and what you should do after taking the coronavirus test (in Norwegian).