- The trade along the Norwegian border took a massive hit during the pandemic as a result of travel restrictions.
- Now that Norway has eased some of their restrictions, the border trade has gone up again. In Strömstad, almost half of the customers have returned at the supermarket chain EUROcash.
- Although things are looking up, there’s still a long way to go. According to the Swedish Trade Federation border trade is still down about 80 percent compared to before the pandemic.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Finland welcomes fully-vaccinated travellers, but Sputnik V isn’t valid, The Independent Barents Observer
Greenland: COVID-19 rules continue in two places after infection clusters, but will be relaxed as planned in rest of Greenland, Eye on the Arctic
United States: Cruise ship arrives in Skagway, Alaska after passenger flown home with COVID-19, CBC News