The Governor's Office reopens
From 15 June, the Governor's Office is open to the public again. Use of face mask is mandatory and the distance of 1 meter must be kept.
The traffic station will be closed for some periods this summer
The traffic station at the Governor’s office is closed during these periods this summer:
- from 9 July until 18 July
- from 22 July until 9 August
E-bikes only permitted on roads
The Governor of Svalbard hereby issues the following reminder concerning the use of bicycles, electric bicycles and dog sleds off road.
New firearms regulations from 1 June 2021
The new Act and Regulations relating to Firearms will come into force on 1 June 2021. The new regulations supersede the Firearms Act of 1961 with regulations and circulars. This means that all regulations, circulars and guidelines enshrined in the old act do not apply after 1 June. "The changes will have greater consequences for Svalbard than for mainland Norway," states Assistant Governor Sølvi Elvedahl.
Lifts the evacuation in Nybyen
Based on professional assessments from Skred AS and NVE, the Governor lifts the evacuation in Nybyen from 18.00 today. Traffic bans are maintained in the area above the buildings (see map).