Covid-19: Changes for Svalbard

The requirement for a negative corona test before travelling to Svalbard from the Norwegian mainland is removed. The requirement that entry quarantine must be carried out on the mainland before further travel to Svalbard is continued, the Norwegian government writes in a press release today.

Published 9/24/2021

In addition, the requirements for the implementation of tourism activities and the restriction on occupancy utilization for hotels and accommodation on Svalbard are abolished.

The requirements for carrying out a coastal cruise on Svalbard due to the Covid situation are abolished in principle, but there will still be restrictions regarding disembarkation on Svalbard and a requirement that the ship must return to its home port if suspected or confirmed infection on board.

The temporary ban on international charter flights to Svalbard is continued.

The changes will take effect from 25 September at 16.00.

Read the full press release in the link to the right (in Norwegian language only).