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Svalbard will once again be open for tourists from the Norwegian mainland from the 1st. of June. This includes all those with work- or residence permits in Norway and who resides on the Norwegian mainland. Svalbard will also open for tourists from Denmark from june 15th. Tourists are not recommended to travel to Svalbard before the 1st of June. Local quarantine measures are no longer in effect, but leisure travel is still not allowed until the 1st. of June. As of now, Norway is still closed for international visitors. This is in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Updated: 15.05.2020, 14:52

Latest update 

See Visit Svalbard's latest press release 15.05.2020. here.

From June 1st we'll be welcoming travellers from the Norwegian mainland, and at a later date, international visitors.
We expect this to be further ahead in time, so please be patient!

Tourist information office temporarily closed:

We are available for digital chat on Facebook ( and advice through our email
Our phone will not be in service throughout this period.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and will be happy to help you digitally!

General information:

Due to the coronavirus situation, most attractions, ski resorts, and venues are now closed, and most activities and events are cancelled. Please check the relevant home pages for more information.
If you have questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) while travelling in Norway, please call the national information telephone at (+47) 815 55 015.
If you're currently in Longyearbyen and experiencing symptoms like fever, sore throat, chest pain and breathing difficulties, please stay in your hotel room and contact guest service by telephone or call the local medical service in Longyearbyen at +47 79 02 42 00 for guidance and assistance.

You can also find more information on these pages:
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

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