Norway is continuing the so-called internal border control, ie control of travellers from other Schengen countries, until May.
On Friday, Norwegian authorities notified the European Commission that border control will continue for six months from November 12, the Ministry of Justice said in a press release.
– One of the most important tasks for me and the government is to protect the country from terror. Internal border control is an important measure in this regard, and could prevent potential terrorists from entering Norway, Justice Minister Jøran Kallmyr (Frp) said of the decision.
“The Norwegian authorities are concerned about the terror threat in Europe, and see that there is still a potential for secondary migration to Norway. At the same time, we are uneasy about the increase in the use of fake or counterfeit documents among migrants in Europe ”, the Ministry continues.
Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria have also announced that they will continue their internal border control.
Norway has had temporary personal checks on the internal border since November 2015.
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