Exemption from home quarantine in Longyearbyen
You can apply for community-critical key personnel to be exempt from required home quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Longyearbyen. The exception only applies when this is strictly necessary to maintain the proper operation of critical social functions. In addition, exceptions may be made for persons who have been in home quarantine for 14 days on the mainland. Apart from this, no exemptions are granted from these provisions. Se more information on Longyearbyen lokalstyre's website.
Introduces the home quarantine after traveling from the mainland
The Longyearbyen local government has decided that everyone who arrives in Longyearbyen after traveling from the mainland will be placed at home for 14 days after arrival. The decision is valid from 18 March 2020 at. And retroactively until March 13, 2020 at. 06:00. The decision is valid until March 27, 2020 at. 18:00. Questions about the decision on home quarantine should be directed to the Longyearbyen local government.
If you have travel plans on Svalbard
The Governor requests that people on Svalbard also take into account the advice given by the Norwegian Rescue Services not to go out on trips that are at risk of triggering rescue operations.
Corona and travel to Svalbard
On the basis of many questions about travel to Svalbard and constantly changing guidelines and travel advice from the Norwegian authorities, the Governor asks that each person becomes familiar with the current regulations and makes their decisions in line with this. Norwegian health authorities encourage people to avoid leisure travel. We encourage people to follow the health authorities' advice on the coronary infection.
Quarantine on the mainland
Persons arriving Norway from places other than Sweden and Finland shall be quarantined on the mainland.
The Governor's office is closed
The Governors office is closed for visitors from 13. March 08:00. The decision is justified by the fact that special important functions such as crisis management, emergency preparedness and social functions must be shielded from possible Covid-19 infection.