Norway - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV


Restriction category relative to Norway

  • Countries without restrictions

 
Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. No HIV testing on entry. Persons who stay in Norway for longer than 3 months are offered a tuberculosis test and an HIV test, in order to arrange for any necessary treatment as quickly as possible.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Norway

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. No HIV test result is required to enter the country. 

Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. Persons who stay in Norway for longer than 3 months are offered a tuberculosis test and an HIV test, in order to arrange for any necessary treatment as quickly as possible. 

(Source: 1)  

HIV infection is not grounds for deportation. Antiretroviral medication can be imported for personal use.  

(Source: 2)

 

HIV treatment information for Norway

Measures against infectious diseases are listed in the law for the protection against transmittable diseases of public health significance, adopted on August 5th, 1994 ("Smittevernloven"). 

There are no special clinics for the treatment of people with AIDS. In general, foreigners who don't have a legal residence permit will not be treated. 

(Source: 1)

 

HIV information / HIV NGOs in Norway

  • HivNorge / HivNorway
    Hausmannsgate 7
    0186 Oslo
    Norway
    Phone: +47 2131 4580
    Fax: +47 2131 4581
    Web: www.hivnorge.no
Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at www.aidsmap.com/en/orgs/ux/default.asp.

 

Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/.

 

Sources

  1. The Royal Embassy of Norway, Berlin, January 31, 2000
    Information confirmed January 28, 2008
  2. German Embassy, Oslo, December 6, 2007

 

updated: 11/10/2008
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