More from: Borders

A criminal case is opened against a Syrian citizen suspected of organizing the mid-winter walk inside the Russian border-zone.
March 24, 2021
To obtain a tourist visa, it will be enough to confirm a hotel reservation, according to a new law passing first reading in the State Duma.
March 22, 2021
Full closure at the border in Neiden and limited opening hours at Tana, Karasjok and Kautokeino as Norway introduces obligatory COVID-19 tests for all incoming travelers.
January 17, 2021
Not surprisingly in a year dominated by pandemic, the number of people crossing the Russian-Norwegian border was down 77% in 2020.
January 10, 2021
With fears over mutant covid strain, the government has decided that anyone who arrives in Norway have to take a test.
December 31, 2020
While military top officials and politicians strive for a 'brothers in arms' relationship between the two Nordic countries, it is still strictly illegal for a soldier to unintentionally cross the state border by a few meters.
December 10, 2020
Only 97 people crossed the Finnish-Russian border checkpoint at Raja-Jooseppi in November.
December 08, 2020
Nordic citizens can from February 4, 2021, apply online for visa to Russia, but such e-visa will not be approved for entry at any of the land border checkpoints with Finland or Norway.
October 25, 2020
Entry to Russia will be much easier as e-visas for tourism, business, humanitarian and guest visits will be issued online for stays up to 16 days.
October 08, 2020
Finland reintroduces travel restrictions to Norway and Sweden and many other European countries due to the COVID-19 situation, but exemptions are made for border municipalities in the north.
September 24, 2020
Cross-border travels in Scandinavia since March can best be described as a traffic light. Right now, the color is green.
September 11, 2020
People living in local border communities in the north are, as an exception, allowed to cross the borders between Lapland and neighboring communities in northernmost Norway and Sweden.
August 19, 2020
Västerbotten is now included in the government’s updated travel advice, so people entering Norway from the region will no longer have to home quarantine.
August 06, 2020
The «Akademik Lomonosov» has been officially handed over to the Russian state nuclear power company.
July 04, 2019
Regional leaders are on a crash course with national and international legislation as they call for the abolishment of the current visa regimes in the Barents region.
October 16, 2018
And the Norwegians should pay for it, says Deputy Governor Yevgeny Nikora.
September 05, 2018
We see this as a serious incident, says the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
September 05, 2018
Both the Russian Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov and Murmansk Governor Marina Kovtun have made a last minute cancellation.
September 29, 2017
Some 55 asylum seekers who took part in a protest against Finland’s asylum policies at the northern border crossing town of Tornio have left the country by walking across the border en masse from Finland to Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, according to police in Finnish Lapland.
September 06, 2017
Not every Sámi opposes the new Teno River Fishery Agreement.
July 13, 2017
Norway refuses to give Finland what could have been the country’s highest mountain peak.
October 16, 2016
Seismic vessels will be allowed to cross the border to collect data. Oil and gas reserves in the area could be substantial.
October 13, 2016
Third-country citizens will soon again be allowed to cross the two northernmost border crossing points, the Finnish interior minister signals.
September 08, 2016
Military border guards and the police started to search the terrain after traces on both sides of the Norwegian-Russian border.
August 29, 2016
Inside this motorcade crossing the border at Storskog Thursday morning is Army General Vladimir Kulishov, one of President Vladimir Putin’s top security officials.
August 25, 2016