Daily commuters from Sweden to Norway can now use the old Svinesund Bridge to cross the border

Monica Mæland - Svinesund borderPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The Norwegian government has decided that people who live in Sweden and commute to Norway can use the old Svinesund bridge to cross the border.

The change will take effect on Thursday, June 17, at noon.

“Summer holidays are approaching, and already now we see that there are queues at the border. This primarily affects daily commuters. 

“Therefore, I have decided that day commuters who live in Sweden will be allowed to use the old Svinesund Bridge when they commute to Norway,” Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland (H) noted in a press release.

Upon arrival, the daily commuters must present documentation that confirms that the person is resident in Sweden or Finland, confirmation from their Norwegian employer that the person commutes, and a certificate showing a negative corona test taken during the last seven days before arrival in Norway. The test must have been taken in Norway, Sweden, or Finland.

The regulations now only allow Norwegian citizens residing in Sweden to use legally closed border crossings, such as the old Svinesund Bridge. The exception only applies to the use of the old Svinesund Bridge and not as a general exception.

“This will make border crossings easier for daily commuters, at the same time as it will relieve border control at the new Svinesund Bridge,” Mæland said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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