Many travelers arrive in Norway with fake corona tests they have bought in their home country, the Norwegian police say.
“Many have tried to enter Norway illegally with fake documentation,” Torill Sorte at the Southeast Police District told newspaper Sandefjords Blad.
During the first three days of the year, a total of 54 people were expelled from Torp Airport in Sandefjord due to false, incomplete, or missing negative COVID-19 tests upon entry.
According to Sorte, the documentation on a COVID-19 test must be in a specific format and in a language that the border control understands, i.e., Norwegian or English.
This means that even if the test result is negative, the documentation can be rejected because it does not meet the formal requirements.
A large proportion of these travelers are Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Swedish, or English citizens, and many have a permanent residence address and a job in Norway.
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