Sharp drop in Murmansk-Norway border-traffic, down 30% in one month
It is many years since the decline in border-crossings has been more noteworthy than over the last month. By the end of January, Norwegian immigration officials had counted 18,610 border-crossings, down 30 percent from December’s 26,798.
Compared with January last year, the decline is 15%.
The first month of 2019 had the lowest number of people crossing the Russian-Norwegian border since February 2016, statistics sent to the Barents Observer by Finnmark police district shows.
2018 became 10-years-low in number of Russians applying for visa to Norway, as reported by the Barents Observer last week.