Norwegian police: Expect a lot of traffic and queues at the border

Svinesund border crossing queuePhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB

The police have increased their staff capacity at Svinesund to handle increased traffic at the border. But travelers into Norway must be prepared to face queues at border control points.

This weekend, the police expect the most traffic at border crossings on Sunday afternoon and evening, as many people will return home from their holiday homes in Sweden.

Last Sunday, the traffic was heaviest in the period between 2 PM and 10 PM. At that time, the waiting time in the queue amounted to up to four hours, the Eastern Police District noted.

Section chief Merete Beck in the Eastern Police District recommends that travelers choose to return home at times when others are not returning home.

Advice from the police

“To avoid sitting in a queue before the border control points on Sunday afternoon and evening, you could go home earlier in the day or on Monday morning – if you have the opportunity,” Beck said.

On Thursday, around 8:30 PM, the waiting time was around two hours.

Beck also reminds people that travelers must remember to register before arriving at the border.

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

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