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Tripling the issue of an emergency pass at Oslo Airport

The last week it has been up to a triple of travellers who want to have issued emergency passports at the border control function at Oslo Airport.

– We have seen a large increase in the number of applicants for emergency passports, says section headline Anette Brevik at the border control section at Oslo Airport to NTB.

Brevik says they usually issue around 15 emergency passes a day, but the last week there has been a doubling.

– On Sunday, we had a tripling of temporary passports, she says.

The section leader from the Eastern Police District sees the increase in connection with the passport crisis in Eastern Norway .

At the police house in Oslo there are no available hours to book a new passport for the next 60 days. At the same time, there are limited queues for the drop-in hours that are laid out in the morning, according to VG .

The border control section at Oslo Airport is 24 hours a day. Brevik nevertheless discourages travelers from striving for travel documents to be arranged in the Arrivals Hall at the last minute.

– We try to be effective, but there is often a lot of traffic and a long wait with us. It happens that people lose their aircraft. Also, not all countries accept emergency passports, such as the United States and some countries in the Middle East, says section leader Anette Brevik.

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