Repeals the quarantine order for permanent residents today
The Governor repeals the home quarantine order for permanent residents in Svalbard from today at 18.00. In accordance with the government's guidelines, the Governor will open for leisure travellers to Svalbard from 1 June 2020.
Working on setting a specific date for limited opening of tourism
Efforts are being made to set a specific date for when Svalbard can again welcome tourists from the Norwegian mainland and for when the quarantine for travellers to Svalbard can be lifted. - The tourism industry in Svalbard has now been given the responsibility to prepare guidelines and concrete plans for how to operate in an infection control responsible manner, says Governor Kjerstin Askholt.
The Governor extends the quarantine order until 18 May
The Governor extends the order of home quarantine for 14 days to anyone arriving in Svalbard via airport, harbour or by other means. The decision will initially apply until 18 May at. 18:00. If necessary, the quarantine order may be extended after this date.
Public services at the Governor’s office
Due to the corona situation, the Governor's administration building will still be closed to the public. However, the public may have some services.
The Governor extends the decision on home quarantine until 1 May
The Governor has decided to extend the decision on home quarantine of 14 days for anyone arriving in Svalbard via airport, harbour or by other means. The decision will initially apply to the entire Svalbard until 1 May at. 18:00. If necessary, the quarantine order may be extended after this date.
Still duty to be in home quarantine
The Governor reminds that everyone who arrives at Svalbard via airport, port or otherwise has a duty to be in home quarantine for 14 days. The order can be extended after Friday 17 April. This will not be decided until the end of the week. On the basis of national travel advice and because all travellers must in the home quarantines on arrival Svalbard, tourists and other travellers are not advised to travel to Svalbard for the time being.