“Necessary”“We must avoid infection transmission and a potential new lockdown as a consequence of increased travel activity, which we saw in connection with Christmas and New Year,” Mæland told news bureau NTB. “It is simply a matter of us knowing who is coming and whether people have to be quarantined or not. This is cumbersome for all of us, and we should not have this system in place longer than necessary. But now it is still necessary,” she added. On Thursday, emergency services director Tone Vangen in the Norwegian Police Directorate said they were concerned that the changes in the entry rules would lead to more passengers and increased queues at the border crossings.
In dialogue with the police
The Minister of Justice says that the government is in daily dialogue with the Norwegian Police Directorate about border control and that they know that it is demanding to handle constant changes in the regulations.
“It is important for me to say that those who work at the border work as best they can in a demanding situation and that we must all be patient with police, customs, guards, or municipal employees at the border. They are making a huge effort for our common good,” Mæland said.
She reminded people that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs still recommends avoiding all travel that is not strictly necessary and that people must be prepared for queues.
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