Tuesday travel update: Quiet and peaceful at Norwegian airports – traffic jam at the borders

Svinesund border crossing - queuePhoto: Jon Eeg / NTB

The largest Norwegian airports report usual waiting times and small passenger traffic, while the police report queues at border crossings – but not as long as during the weekend.

At Oslo Airport Gardermoen, the usual queues were registered on Tuesday – in the context of the pandemic, Avinor stated.

At Flesland outside Bergen, it is quiet and calm.

“It is going very well. There are no queues at check-in or at the security checkpoint. There are a few more travelers than last week, but still, the number of travelers is very low if compared with 2019,” press contact Cathrine Fuglesang Framholt at Bergen Airport told NTB.

Normal conditions and small queues are also reported in Trondheim and Stavanger.

Lots of traffic at Svinesund

At the border crossings in Eastern Norway, there is a sharp increase in traffic, but early Tuesday afternoon, traffic was flowing well.

“There is a lot of traffic on Svinesund and a waiting time of around 25 minutes. There is also a notable increase in traffic at Ørje,” police superintendent Stian Rasmushagen in the Eastern Police District to NTB.

In comparison, the police registered an increase of over 2,000 cars from Monday last week to Monday this week.

“We undoubtedly see a sharp increase in traffic when it comes to both Norwegians and tourists,” he said. At the same time, Rasmushagen encouraged everyone to have the necessary documentation ready in good time before they approach the border, and thus contribute to traffic flowing better.

According to traffic data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, 893 cars passed over the Svinesund Bridge between 11 AM and noon on Tuesday. That is almost double the number that passed in the same period on Saturday and Sunday.

Long waiting time for travelers from Finland

Finnmark Police District states that those traveling from Finland to Norway must expect several hours of waiting at the border crossing, especially during the day between 8 AM and 8 PM.

“We encourage those who have the opportunity to travel outside this period,” a press release noted.

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

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