Norwegian police expect increased traffic at border crossings from August 2

Svinesund border crossing - queuePhoto: Jon Eeg / NTB

The police expect increased traffic at the border crossings between Norway and Sweden when the government’s changes in the entry restrictions come into force on August 2.

To avoid queues, police in Innlandet recommend that travelers don’t use the border crossings between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

“Have the necessary documentation ready when crossing the border. Then we get a better flow of traffic at the border control point, and the waiting time will be shorter,” police station chief in Kongsvinger, Gjermund Thoresen, said.

The police also emphasize that it is not permitted to use closed border crossings and that those who cross the border crossings outside opening hours or pass closed border crossings will be reported.


On Friday, the Norweigan government made changes for six regions in Sweden from August 2. Norrbotten will go from “orange” to “green,” and Värmland will go from “red” to “green.” Therefore, travelers from these regions will not have to quarantine when they come to Norway.

Gotland, Halland, Skåne, and Stockholm will go from “green” to “orange” and will thus be subject to quarantine requirements.

Fully vaccinated people and those who have undergone COVID-19 in the last six months are exempt from entry quarantine regardless of which country they come from.

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

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