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.
The Governor extends the quarantine order until 17 April
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 applies to the whole of Svalbard until April 17. If necessary, the order of quarantine can be extended after this date. It is possible to obtain exemptions from the quarantine order.
The switchboard is closed Wednesday
The Governor's switchboard is unattended on Wednesday 8 April. The police can be reached on the duty phone as usual. If you are calling from a satellite telephone the numer is + 47 79 02 12 22.
FAQ from the digital public meeting
Questions and answers about the corona on Svalbard from the digital public meeting on Kulturhuset on Thursday, April 2, are now posted on the websites of Longyearbyen Community Council and the Governor of Svalbard.