Covid-19 Travel Information Update

in Svalbard

Updated 04.10.21

Source: The Official Tourism Board of Svalbard/Visit Svalbard

Latest update

The Norwegian government has decided that Norway will move to normal everyday life with increased emergency preparedness as of 16:00 on Saturday 25. september.
For more information, see the Norwegian government’s press release here.

As of 16:00 on Saturday 25. September, travel regulations for Svalbard will also be changed.
The Norwegian government will remove the requirement of a negative test result before departure to Svalbard.
The requirement that entry quarantine must be carried out on the Norwegian mainland before further travel to Svalbard will continue to be in effect.
The Norwegian government has also decided that entry restrictions for Norway will be gradually lifted through three phases. Phase one will begin as of 16:00 on Saturday 25. September.
For more information, see the Norwegian government’s press release here.

Svalbard is open for tourists from several countries within the Schengen Area and the EEA with sufficiently low transmission.
For a full updated overview of these countries, please check NIPH’s pages here.
The map below shows the areas affected by quarantine upon arrival in Norway from October 4th 2021.

map of nordic region eur40

Travel Information

There are multiple flights every week to Svalbard from the Norwegian mainland, with SAS and Norwegian, where preventative measures are in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.
In Svalbard you can join organised activities with local activity providers that are adhering to strict anti-contagion measures.

General Information

If you have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) while travelling in Norway, please call the national information telephone at (+47) 815 55 015.
If you’re currently in Longyearbyen and experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties, please stay in your hotel room and contact guest service by telephone or call the local medical service in Longyearbyen at +47 79 02 42 00 for guidance and assistance.

You can also find more information on these pages:
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

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