Hearing on temporary changes to the Motor Traffic Regulations
The Governor submits for consultation a proposal for a temporary amendment to Section 8 of the regulation on motor traffic in Svalbard. The proposed changes include traffic on the sea ice in the areas of Billefjorden and Tempelfjorden. The hearing deadline is 23 February.
Snowmobile traffic in a snowmobile-free area
The Governor reminds that only permanent residents of Svalbard are allowed to drive snowmobiles until 1 March in the snowmobile-free area marked in green on map A in the Regulations on motor traffic in Svalbard.
Clarification regarding VAT refunds on travel goods
The Governor of Svalbard is in the process of working with the relevant agencies to transfer the task of VAT refunds to the appropriate authority. As part of this, the Governor wishes to remind you of the conditions for using form RD 0032B (VAT refund on goods bought on the mainland and brought up to Svalbard).
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