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As of July 15th, Svalbard opens for tourists from several countries within the Schengen Area and the EEA. Norway and Svalbard are still closed for international visitors from other countries.

Updated: 31.07.2020, kl. 13:13

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Tourists from several countries within the Schengen Area and the EEA are now allowed to travel to Norway and Svalbard.
For a full overview of these countries, please check NIPH's pages here.

Soure: FHI / NIPH

The Tourist Information is now open:

The Tourist Information office in Longyearbyen is now open Monday-Friday from 10-16pm, and from 12-16pm in the weekends.
The phone is open from 9am from Monday to Friday.
We are still available for digital chat on Facebook ( and advice through our email

Travel information

There are multiple flights every week to Svalbard from the Norwegian mainland, with SAS and Norwegian, where preventative measures are in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.
In Svalbard you can join organised activities with local activity providers that are adhering to strict anti-contagion measures.

General 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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