Notification, insurance and reporting obligations
Tourism, field operations and other travel in Svalbard is regulated by FOR-1991-10-18-671 (tourism regulations).
All research- and educational institutions in Svalbard shall notify the Governor of their travel plans no later than four weeks before the scheduled start date.
Research- and educational institutions must receive an official reply letter from the Governor of Svalbard before the notified travel plans can start.
The Governor of Svalbard sets the requirements for what such a notification must contain. For a group trip, it is sufficient to send a joint notification form. The notification must be sent electronically.
Research- and educational institutions are obliged to report the number of days spent in the field within four weeks after their activity has ended.