Norway extends border control with another six months

Unclear When Border Control CeasesColour line. Larvik havn.Photo Norway Today Media

Norway has informed the EU that the internal border control will be extended by another six months from May 12.

The Norwegian authorities thus follow Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Austria, all of which have decided to extend the border control from the same date.

The reason is fear of terror and the possibility that people who have entered an EU country will move on to Norway, in what is so-called ‘secondary migration’.

“Internal border control is an important measure in this connection, and it could prevent possible terrorists from entering Norway. We will therefore continue to monitor people at internal borders even after 11 May,” says Minister of Justice and Immigration Jøran Kallmyr (Frp).

Norway has since November 26, 2015 carried out temporary personal checks on parts of the internal border.

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