Norway bans entry for most Russians

Norway has said it will bar almost all Russian tourists from entering the country in response to the Kremlin’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

The Nordic NATO member, which shares a land border with Russia, initially imposed visa restrictions on its neighbor in 2022 and will tighten access even further from May 29, the country’s justice ministry said Thursday.

“The decision to tighten the entry rules are in line with the Norwegian approach of standing by allies and partners in the reactions against Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine,” Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl said in a statement.

Under the new rules, Russians traveling for tourism or other nonessential reasons will be denied permission to cross the border, the ministry said.

Exceptions will be granted in some cases, for example, visits to close family residing in Norway and for Russian citizens who work or study in Norway or other Schengen countries.

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