More than 7,000 people denied entry to Norway at the border in 2021

Passport controlPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

As a result of the ongoing corona regulations, 7,490 people have been denied entry to Norway so far this year.

According to the Eastern Police District, the people who were denied entry were mostly working immigrants who were stopped and asked to turn around.

The figures for how many people have been rejected entry at the border apply up to and including week 21 this year.

The Eastern Police District accounts for over 60% of entry rejections in the country, with over 4,500 cases so far this year.

Rejection of entry

According to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), foreign nationals can be rejected. Rejection means that they are denied entry to Norway or that they must leave the country.

A rejection is only a temporary prohibition, the UDI notes on its website, so the people in question can return to Norway at a later time.

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

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