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Svalbard opens for tourists from several Nordic countries starting June 15th. Residents of countries within the Schengen area and the EEA that are as of July 15th exempt from mandatory quarantine, are also allowed to travel to Svalbard from July 15th. As of now, Norway and Svalbard are still closed for international visitors from other countries.

Updated: 02.07.2020, 15:25

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The Norwegian Government will allow residents of countries within the Schengen area and the EEA that are as of July 15th exempt from mandatory quarantine, to also travel to Svalbard from July 15th.
For more information, read the Norwegian Government's press release here. (in Norwegian)

 

All regions in Finland, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Denmark, now satisfy the Norwegian criteria for entry.
For more information, read the Norwegian Government's press release here. (in Norwegian)

The Tourist Information is now open:

The Tourist Information office in Longyearbyen is now open Monday-Friday from 12-16pm.
We are still available for digital chat on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/svalbard.norway/) and advice through our email info@visitsvalbard.com

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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