Over 2,000 headed to Sweden for shopping and ended up in quarantine

Svinesund,coronaPolice and military personnel (HV, Heimevernet) watch out for the border between Norway and Sweden on Svinesund.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The police are disappointed that many people defied their advice and headed to Sweden to shop during the Easter week. In total, 2,350 were stopped by the police and ended up in quarantine.

350 people were stopped at various border crossings by the Inland Police District during the Easter week. 1,700 were stopped at Svinesund and 300 in Ørje, reports NRK.

Øyvind Nilsen, section leader for interim management in the Eastern Police District, said that many explained that they chose to cross the border because they needed to buy snus, cigarettes or food.

Travelling to Sweden is not prohibited but one must be quarantined for 14 days after returning to Norway.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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