Norwegian customers return to border shops in Sweden

Customers are once again crossing the border to do their shopping. (Victor Jensen/Sveriges Radio)
  • 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.
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One thought on “Norwegian customers return to border shops in Sweden

  • Friday, July 30, 2021 at 12:45
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    Can anyone tell me what is required to cross the border from Lapland into Norway?
    How strict is the border? Are there ID checks?
    Thanks for any information.
    Shelly

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