Are you planning a Harry trade in Sweden or a city break in Copenhagen this autumn?
Then it is only to rejoice that the government has decided to open all border crossings at the internal border (Schengen area) to Norway. Everything has become easier for the travelers and the longest buyers have been removed.
It will continue to be passport control when traveling in and out of the Schengen area, such as when traveling to the UK.
Bring your passport
Even though there is passport freedom in the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland), it is still smart to bring your passport. For conditions can change at short notice, not just in terms of corona, but also in special incidents such as terrorist threats.
“When you cross the border, you may be asked to document that you are a Nordic citizen. Therefore, the police recommend that you have a passport, ID card or valid driver’s license when traveling between the Nordic countries “, the police write on sin website.
What about the kids?
When it comes to children, what I follow the police, these rules apply:
«Children who travel with their parents in the Nordic countries do not need their own identification. This applies so that the challenge the parents can show identification ».
If you want to order a passport or national ID card for the children, it is important to know which rules apply.
Parents must give written consent when issuing passports and national ID cards with travel to children under 18 years of age.
The same applies to the issuance of a national ID card without travel for a child under 13 years of age.
Can you meet alone?
At least one of the parents must be present at the passport and ID office. If you meet alone, the person who shows up at the passport office must have filled in consent form and their own passport or national ID card (issued by the police).
If the person does not have a passport or national ID card, other valid identification must be presented. In addition, the other parent’s passport or national ID card, or a certified copy of this or other valid identification, must be brought.