All ferry arrivals from Sweden, Denmark and Germany will be subject to checks by Norwegian officials and popular land crossings will also see increased controls, PM Erna Solberg said.
“We are implementing border controls at all ferry points. That means that people will have to document who they are when they come,” the PM told broadcaster NRK.
“What Sweden is now threatening will quickly have repercussions for Norway and therefore I have asked the justice minister to begin initiatives,” she added.
Solberg said just one week ago that it was “a misperception” that implementing border controls will bring down the number of asylum seekers coming to any given nation.
“Our Schengen border at Storskog has full border controls, but many asylum seekers come anyway. People think that putting in controls will mean fewer asylum seekers. That isn’t correct,” she told VG.