Norway is establishing a new center for control of travelers coming to Norway from outside the Schengen area. It will be set up in Bodø and will have around twelve employees.
The center is being established because the countries in the Schengen co-operation system do not currently have the necessary information about visa-free third-country nationals who wish to travel to the Schengen area, the Ministry of Justice and Emergency Management stated.
A system with the necessary information is planned to be introduced in all Schengen countries by the end of 2022.
“If you are going to travel to the USA, you must fill out an ESTA application. This will be similar in many ways. It is fundamental to safeguard and strengthen social security in the Schengen area.
“This travel system will contribute by giving us better knowledge of, and control over, who travels to the Schengen area,” Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland (H) noted.
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