Stricter border controls at Avinor Oslo Airport
From 08:00 today, the Eastern Police District implemented stricter border controls at Oslo Airport. The Norwegian Home Guard will be standing by to ensure security and provide guidance to the police. In this regard, the Norwegian Home Guard has been granted limited police authority.
‘Travellers must comply with the travel restrictions that are issued by the Norwegian Government at any given time. The Police constitute the supreme authority at the border. We are now fulfilling the task assigned to us by the government,’ says Airport Director Stine Ramstad Westby.
The Norwegian Home Guard has been present at Oslo Airport since Saturday in order to assist the municipality of Ullensaker.
‘It is very positive that stricter border controls have been introduced and I would like to thank the Ministry of Justice, the Police and the Norwegian Home Guard for the way they have helped to solve this issue. At Avinor, we are very focused on ensuring that we are able to deliver the secure and stable operation of the principal airport in the country. This is why we believe it is important to put these measures into action,’ she says.
The Norwegian Government has closed the border to foreigners without a Norwegian residence permit. They will be turned away at the border under the Immigration Act pursuant to the Infection Control Act. This applies to foreigners without residency permits for Norway.
Domestic flights are continuing as normal.
Travellers who present symptoms of illness will continue to receive assistance in the airport terminal from the Ullensaker municipal health team.
The current travel restrictions can be read on the Norwegian Government’s website.
Relevant contact information:
Eastern Police District:
Telephone: +47 488 66 885
Director of Communications Siri Wolland
Telephone: +47 917 62 087
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