Following the example of Finland, Norway may introduce a ban on entry into the country on tourist visas for citizens of Russia.
This was stated by the Minister of Justice Emily Enger Mel, writes "European Truth" with reference to NRK.
"If necessary, we will close the border quickly, and changes can happen in the shortest possible time," Mel said, adding that compared to Finland, few people arrive in Norway, and the situation here is different.
For now, instead of closing the border, increased security and preparedness will be introduced at the border in the border municipality of Ser-Varanger.
According to the Norwegian authorities, the traffic at the Storsky border crossing is lower today than at the beginning of the week.
The Norwegian authorities increased the possibility of obtaining tourist visas back in May, after doubling the number of asylum applications from Russian citizens.
"Storsok is our only border point with Russia. We are in close dialogue with the police and customs regarding the events at the border and thoroughly check everyone who arrives," Mel said.
From Sunday to Thursday this week, 1,481 people crossed the border from Russia to Norway. According to the police, most of them had tourist visas issued by other Schengen countries.