Danes without tests are rejected on the border between Norway and Sweden


Since Sweden introduced new entry rules last week, 1,500 people have been rejected at the Norwegian-Swedish border.

Several of them are Danes or Germans who have celebrated Christmas and New Year in Norway and are going home through Sweden.

It writes the Norwegian media NRK.

On 28 December, Sweden introduced a requirement for a negative corona test on entry, regardless of vaccine status.

Most of those who try to cross the border are vaccinated, but many of them lack a valid test and do not know the rules, writes NRK.

Traffic across Svinesund, which is the largest border crossing between Sweden and Norway, has been sharply reduced since Sweden tightened the rules.

The day before the rules came into force, more than 8,100 cars crossed the border. On the day the rules came into force, the number was 2,700.

This weekend alone, 900 were rejected at the border over the Svinesund Bridge, where Sweden has deployed extra police.

“We have also checked at other border crossings and rejected people there. But the large, heavy traffic is over the new Svinesundsbro, says Mikael Holmgren, head of the Swedish border police, to NRK.

Holmgren estimates that 20 percent of the rejected entrants are Norwegians. He does not put figures on how many he considers to be Danish or German.


Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.

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