Distribution of self-tests to Travelers by plane to Svalbard


The Governor has now established a system for distributing Covid self-tests to travelers flying to Svalbard.

Published 12/21/2021

The tests are handed out by the cabin crew when the passengers are leaving the aircraft. The actual testing must be carried out when you have arrived at your accommodation. We remind you that the test equipment does not withstand frost, and we encourage everyone to have the test in their pocket until you are indoors.

In the event of a positive test, you should immediately isolate yourself and contact Longyearbyen Hospital on telephone 79 02 42 00.

The Governor would like to thank Longyearbyen lokalstyre and Longyearbyen Røde Kors hjelpekorps for their help in packing test equipment. A big thank you also to Avinor and Widerøe Ground Handling for good collaboration at the airport.