Tuberculosis test

  • As soon as an au pair arrives in Norway, the host family must ensure that she undergoes a statutory blood test and X-ray examination to test for tuberculosis. 
  • This examination must take place before the au pair starts looking after children, so the family should book an appointment for examination for one of the first days after the au pair's arrival. 
  • The au pair must first take a blood test. Then she will be given a referral for an X-ray, and information about where to go for the X-ray.
  • Host families who lives in Oslo municipality must contact the public health centre in their district (external website). Host families in Bærum municipality must contact Folkehelsekontoret i Sandvika (external website) and host families who live in Asker municipality must contact Vaksinasjons- og smittevernkontoret i Asker (external website). Host families who live in other municipalities must contact the municipality's infection control medical officer.
  • People from Western Europe, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belize, Suriname or Japan do not need to be tested for tuberculosis.