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Foreigners are required an entry permit.

Identity card required for Arstotzkan citizens

Day 4 is Friday, November 26th, 1982 in story mode. The Ministry of Admission institutes stricter credential requirements.

Gameplay changes[]

Rules in effect[]


  • The first entrant always has valid papers.
  • The third entrant has a now obsolete entry ticket instead of an entry permit. Their entry should be denied.
  • The fifth entrant is a female Imporian coming to visit her son. She has an expired entry permit, despite entry permits just being introduced. Interrogating her but then allowing her entry anyway will unlock the Impor token and a related achievement but will also lead to a citation. Allowing her entry without first interrogating her about the expired entry permit will result in no token being given.
  • Unless Arstotzkan, the seventh entrant has a wrong name on their entry permit. Their entry should be denied. If the seventh entrant is Arstotzkan, their papers are valid.

    A unique citation issued upon approving Jorji Costava's fake passport.

  • The eighth entrant is Jorji Costava with his fake passport. Allowing him entry will lead to a citation but will also unlock the Obristan token and a related achievement. The same token and the achievement can be unlocked without a citation on day 11, so denying Jorji has no consequences at this point.
  • The ninth entrant is an Arstotzkan citizen. Their papers are not necessarily valid. The day will continue until this point even if the clock reaches 6pm.


Third entrant[]


  • [inspector] What is the purpose of your trip?
  • What? I do not know. To visit?
  • [inspector] Duration of stay?
  • A few days maybe.

When interrogated:

  • [inspector] [one of the following]
    • Where is the entry permit?
    • You have no entry permit.
    • The entry permit is missing.
  • Entry permit? I have ticket here.
  • Let me through.

Upon denial:

  • [inspector] Ticket is not enough any more.
  • [inspector] Get a permit.
  • Bullshit!
  • I paid good money for ticket.

Fifth entrant[]


  • [inspector] What is the purpose of your trip?
  • I am so happy that the border has opened. 
  • I will visit my son. I have not seen him in 6 years.

When interrogated:

  • Please, let me pass. My son is waiting.

Upon approval:

  • Thank you.
  • [gives the inspector the Impor token]

Upon denial:

  • Curse you.

The Truth of Arstotzka headlines[]

  • Blackmarket Activity Explodes. Government Blames Lax Immigration Controls
  • Checkpoint Expansion Postponed