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  • Information for those traveling offshore

    If the national authorities operate with stricter guidelines than Repsol Norge, then these guidelines will also apply to Repsol Norge's suppliers and operations. All suppliers are asked to follow the current national and / or local guidelines. For Norway, follow the advice from Folkehelseinstituttet (National Institute of Public Health) and Regjeringen (The government).

If any of the following information apply to you, then do not travel offshore:

  1. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness (such as fever, runny nose, sore throat, coughing or shortness of breath), or other symptoms (such as fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, reduced sense of taste and smell, muscle pain or generally feeling of illness), even if the symptoms are mild you should not travel offshore until you are fully recovered and symptom-free for 24 hours.
  2. If you have been diagnosed to have Covid-19 and have had symptoms. Patients who are in isolation can finish the isolation after 10 days after the first symptoms appeared and one has been fever-free (without use of antipyretic preparations) for at least 24 hours.
  3. If you have tested positive for Covid-19 without symptoms (asymptomatic). You can end the isolation after 10 days after positive test.
  4. If you have been in close contact with Covid-19 sick patients (confirmed / probable or suspected). Even if you are completely symptom-free, you cannot travel offshore until after 10 days has passed after such contact (quarantine).
  5. If you have been outside of Norway during the past 10 days, you must go into entry quarantine before travelling offshore.

If any of these conditions apply to you, you must contact your nearest manager before planning the departure to offshore. In addition, contact Repsol Norge company health service on +47 489 90 769 or covid-19@mediteam.no. The phone line is open on weekdays between 09:00 – 15:00 and if needed the service will be available also in evenings and weekends. Repsol Norge company health service will be able to give advice both before departure and during the quarantine period, if necessary.

Repsol Norge occupational health service will contact all travellers by phone five to seven days before scheduled departure.

Perform hand hygiene frequently and practice good respiratory hygiene. Covering coughs and sneezes and keeping hands clean helps prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Departure to Gyda

Repsol Norge expects that personnel going offshore to Gyda to be updated on current travel advices and how they generally should respond to departure offshore.

All travellers to Gyda must complete Covid-19 testing. The actual testing takes place at Clarion Air hotel at Sola, address: Utsolaarmen 16, 4055 Sola.

It is your own responsibility to book a timeslot for Covid-19 testing here:

Please note: The latest possible time to complete the test is minimum three hours before helicopter departure. If there is no availability the same day or the day before, you can contact Repsol health service to find an appointment for testing.

Departure to Mærsk Inspirer- Yme offshore

Repsol Norge expects that personnel going to Mærsk Inspirer – Yme Offshore to be updated on current travel advices and how they generally should respond to departure offshore.

All travellers to Mærsk Inspirer- Yme Offshore must complete Covid-19 testing. The actual testing takes place at Clarion Air hotel at Sola, address: Utsolaarmen 16, 4055 Sola.

It is your own responsibility to book a timeslot for Covid-19 testing here.

The latest possible time to complete the test is minimum three hours before helicopter departure. If there is no availability the same day or the day before, you can contact Repsol health service to find an appointment for testing.

Please note: Personnel who are in entry quarantine on Clarion Hotel Energy and who are on a regular offshore rotation on Mærsk Inspirer (including Repsol employees) can take the Covid-19 test on Clarion Hotel Energy. The test will be carried out by Maersk Drilling’s health service. The time slots for the tests are coordinated by Maersk Drilling’s rig coordinators.

Arrival to Norway

From January 29, only Norwegian citizens and foreign citizens with a permanent residence in Norway will be allowed to enter Norway.

Certain exceptions apply, among others are personnel traveling to work on offshore fixed and mobile units exempted. It is still mandatory for those who can enter Norway to do testing, travel registration and enter into quarantine according to the below rules:

Travellers from red countries must present a certificate of a negative Covid-19 test when they arrive in Norway. For you to enter Norway as a foreign traveller, you must present documentation of a test for the coronavirus taken less than 24 hours prior to entry. If you arrive in Norway by air the test can be taken within 24 hours prior to departure time. If your journey involves connecting flights, departure time refers to the first flight of your flight itinerary. From 2 January, there is an obligation to be tested for covid-19 upon arrival in Norway. All travellers from abroad must thereafter go into quarantine for 10 days.

People who come to Norway from abroad can be released from the 10 days quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 twice after arrival. The first test must be taken at the airport/arrival place in Norway, the second test no earlier than seven days after arrival.

The second test shall take place at Clarion Air hotel at Sola and can be taken as part of the travel offshore. Booking for this second test can be done by the link provided above.

Upon entry, all travellers must be able to present documentation of working conditions, place of work and a suitable place of residence for the quarantine stay in Norway. Travellers should go directly to the place where they will reside during quarantine. This applies to both Repsol personnel and contractors. More information on rules and registration for entry into Norway can be found here here.

Everyone in entry quarantine who is going offshore to Gyda and Mærsk-Inspirer Yme Offshore and who is not using the possibility of shortening the entry quarantine shall carry out a Covid-19 test after 4 to 6 days in quarantine.

  • Travellers to Gyda: Shall contact Repsol Company Health Service on +47 489 90 769 or covid-19@mediteam.no to arrange a time for testing. The tests are carried out at Clarion Air hotel at Sola, address: Utsolaarmen 16, 4055 Sola.
  • Travellers to Mærsk Inspirer- Yme Offshore employed by Aker Solutions or other contractors: Tests are arranged by the respective companies’ test routines. Alternatively Repsol Company Health Service can be contacted on +47 489 90 769 or covid-19@mediteam.no to arrange a time for testing.
  • Travellers to Mærsk Inspirer- Yme Offshore employed by Maersk Drilling: Tests are arranged by Maersk Drilling Norge and will be performed by Clarion Hotel Energy’s health care professionals.

You are exempted from quarantine if you come from specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission. See map and table

Only a Norwegian Covid-19 certificate grants exemptions from quarantine

Only a Norwegian certificate of Covid-19 will give exemptions from quarantine. This means that anyone travelling to Norway must be tested in Norway at the point of arrival. This tightening of the entry rules applies from midnight, night to Sunday 31 January.

Departure and quarantine hotel for Repsol

Repsol Norge has established an arrangement for departure and quarantine hotel at Clarion Hotel Energy for all personnel departing from Sola. This offer applies to all travellers and can be used if the traveller does not have a similar scheme.

Booking can be on cl.energy@choice.no or alternatively call + 47 5134 7800, use the booking code 1128GR018622. The hotel is located at Ishockeyveien 2 , 4021 Stavanger

Departure and quarantine hotel for Mærsk Inspirer-Yme Offshore

Maersk Drilling Norge has established an arrangement for departure and quarantine hotel at Clarion Hotel Energy for Mærsk Inspirer personnel traveling offshore to Mærsk Inspirer. Personnel employed by Aker Solutions or other contractors will be able to use their own corresponding arrangements for the stay during the quarantine period.

Clarion Hotel Energy is located at: Ishockeyveien 2, 4021 Stavanger, telephone number: +47 513 47 800. Booking will be done according to Maersk Drilling procedures with use of AMEX.

Please note: It is important that travellers specify whether they are required to enter mandatory quarantine.

Links to instructions

The departure instructions apply for those of you planning on traveling offshore.

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