Norway and Denmark drop mutual border controls – but exclude Sweden

Posted by on May 29, 2020 11:23 am
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Scandinavian neighbour barred for now because of higher coronavirus death toll

Norway and Denmark are to drop border controls between the two countries but have excluded their Scandinavian neighbour Sweden, which has taken a lighter-touch approach to the Covid-19 pandemic and suffered a far higher death toll.

The Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, told a news conference in Copenhagen on Friday that restrictions on Norwegian nationals entering the country, as well as on citizens of Iceland and Germany, would be lifted from 15 June.

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