Q&A from Covid-19 digital meeting 19/11/20
Q&As from Covid-19 digital meeting 19/11/20 is now available in English on our website.
Digital public meeting about the corona situation in Svalbard
Longyearbyen Community Council, the Governor of Svalbard and Longyearbyen hospital invite the people of Svalbard to a digital meeting about the corona situation in Svalbard Thursday 19 November at 17:00 on Facebook Live.
Control of weapon storage
The Governor has routinely inspected weapons storage in the homes of inhabitants in Longyearbyen. The controls will continue in the future.
Covid 19 and travel to Svalbard
This week, new national infection control measures were implemented by the Norwegian government, which also apply to Svalbard. This means, among other things, that unnecessary travel to/from the Norwegian mainland should be avoided. Business trips that are considered as necessary can be carried out.
The use of drones is prohibited in Longyearbyen
The use of drones closer than 5 km from the airport is prohibited.
The quarantine must be carried out on the mainland
The Governor reminds of the rules for quarantine after travel abroad. Everyone who arrives in Norway from abroad (with the exception of specified areas in Europe with a sufficiently low spread of infection) must remain in quarantine for 10 days after arrival in Norway. If you are covered by the quarantine obligation, you cannot travel on to Svalbard until after the end of the quarantine period. This main rule applies to everyone who wants to travel to Svalbard, also for permanent residents.