Updated: 16th Dec 2022
On all our expeditions, the safety and well being of our passengers, guides and crew always come first. As a minimum, we always follow the regulations outlined by the Government of the destination. Before and throughout the Arctic season we reserve the right to amend our safety protocol, based on new developments and/or changed regulations.
Please note: The information below is being updated continuously.
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS AND VACCINE
There are no restrictions related to Covid-19 in Norway or Svalbard as per today.
However, until further notice, PolarQuest requires that all our passengers are vaccinated against Covid-19. This requirement is subject to change. You are obligated to bring a valid Covid-19 certificate, issued by a healthcare authority. Vaccination certificates will be accepted for a period of nine months since the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination. For a single-dose vaccine, this means 270 days from the first and only shot. For a two-dose vaccine it means 270 days from the second shot. If 270 days have past, a booster dose is required. There is as per today no expiry date if you have had dose three, four or five.
All travellers must be able to present a valid certificate, issued by the health authorities in the country of their origin. The vaccines need to be WHO-approved.
It is required that all travellers purchase a travel/interruption insurance as protection against an emergency, which may force you to leave from a trip while it is in progress. It is also strongly advised to have cancellation insurance, should get sick or test positive before travelling. Please make sure these insurances cover Covid-19 related matters.