Easing the rules for testing before travel to Svalbard
The government is easing the rules for travel to Svalbard. Permanent residents of Svalbard, people who are fully vaccinated and people who have undergone covid-19, no longer must be tested before leaving for Svalbard, the government states in a press release. All persons arriving in Svalbard must still be tested for SARS-CoV-2 within 24 hours of arrival. The new rules came into force at 23:00 on Tuesday 1 February.