Norway has sent 13 migrants back to Russia under new rules.
More than 5,500 people are due to be transported from Norway to Russia. Many crossed the Arctic border by bicycle as part of the influx of migrants to Europe in 2015. Norway announced in November it would immediately deport people who had arrived from a country deemed safe. Norway previously planned to send the migrants back to Russia by bicycle due to rules that banned vehicles from transporting people across the border without the necessary documents. People were also prohibited from crossing on foot.
Most of refugee had fled the conflict in Syria.