Covid-19 Travel Information Update
The requirement of negative CoVid test results has now been stopped by the Norwegian government. This means that there is no necessity to take tests prior to, and after arrival in Svalbard.
The change applies from 1. March.
For more information, see the Norwegian government’s press release here. (currently only available in Norwegian)
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.
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)