If you have travel plans on Svalbard

The Governor requests that people on Svalbard also take into account the advice given by the Norwegian Rescue Services not to go out on trips that are at risk of triggering rescue operations.

Published 3/17/2020

This is to limit the burden on the rescue resources, but also because accidents will lead to extra pressure on Longyearbyen sykehus and the limited capacity there. This does not only apply locally, but also the situation on the mainland concerning health services.

In the event of a contagious situation in the field, methods of rescue other than helicopter will be considered, if possible.

Follow advices given, show consideration, reduce the spread of infection and participate in the voluntary work against spreading the corona virus.