A ‘youngster migrant’ who was stopped on the Swedish border was in truth a girl in her sixties who had lied about her age so she might go to her mom.
The girl, who lives in bordering Denmark, had claimed she was a baby in order that she might get round Sweden‘s strict border controls.
Beneath present coronavirus restrictions, vacationers with international passports can solely enter Sweden for particular causes, which incorporates kids underneath the age of 18 visiting their mother and father.
The girl in her sixties tried to make use of this loophole when she arrived on the Öresund bridge border close to Malmö – however to no avail.
A ‘youngster migrant’ who was stopped on the Swedish border was in truth a girl in her sixties who had lied about her age so she might go to her mom. Pictured: The Oresund Bridge border
Linnea Lokind, a border police officer, stopped the girl and was compelled to inform her she was in truth greater than 40 years too outdated.
‘I needed to clarify to her that she stopped being a baby when she was 18,’ Lokind informed Swedish broadcaster SVT.
Sweden has imposed strict border guidelines for Norway and Denmark the place the UK coronavirus pressure has already been detected, with individuals solely being allowed to enter the nation for particular causes – together with pressing household points and youngsters visiting their mother and father.
The foundations have induced confusion for individuals who dwell in Norway and Denmark however work in Sweden, who say they’re now dealing with points when attempting to cross.
Søren Andersen, who lives in Denmark however should cross the border for work, mentioned the present guidelines are ‘not clear’.
He mentioned: ‘The foundations are usually not so clear to these of us who are usually not vacationers. If I don’t are available in, it’ll be an extended journey for nothing.’
The girl in her sixties tried to make use of this loophole when she arrived on the Öresund bridge border in Malmö – however to no avail. Linnea Lokind, a border police officer, (pictured) stopped the girl and was compelled to inform her she was in truth greater than 40 years too outdated.
Swedish border police have turned away greater than 8,000 individuals from the Sweden-Denmark border because the border controls started on December 22.
‘Individuals come right here and attempt to make their very own interpretation of the regulation,’ mentioned Mats Berggren, chief of border police operations on the Öresund Bridge.
He revealed border police might normally cease 100 individuals every week from coming into Sweden – however now that quantity has surged to round 1,000 every week.
‘That could be a very excessive quantity. Completely most individuals attempt to recover from on weekends,’ added Berggren. Most of those that are stopped on the border are Danish.
Sweden, which has spurned lockdowns all through the pandemic, has seen the speed of latest infections dip in current weeks, although instances of the British COVID-19 variant have been rising.
On Wednesday, the Public Well being Company mentioned it had registered 4,310 new COVID instances and 124 new deaths. In whole, Sweden has had 580,916 confirmed instances and 11,939 deaths.
Sweden’s loss of life price per capita is a number of instances greater than that of its Nordic neighbours, however decrease than a number of European international locations that opted for lockdowns.