Launch of border controls in Sweden

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Police mounts a temporary fence to ease border control preventing illegal migrants to enter Sweden, between domestic and international tracks at Hyllie train station in southern Malmo, Sweden, 03 January 2016. The station is the first stop after crossing the Oresund Bridge from Denmark. Swedish authorities on 04 January will introduce identity checks for bus and train passengers entering Sweden.

The Swedish government wants to stem the unprecedented migrant and refugee influx as authorities say that they can’t cope with new arrivals


Border controls have started in Sweden and all passengers arriving in Sweden from Denmark, will have to show their ID before entering the Nordic country.

The government of Sweden decided to impose the ID checks on all rail, bus, and ferry passengers from the neighbor EU country as it wants to stem the unprecedented migrant influx. France24 reported that travelers have been warned to expect long queues and delays on the Danish side of the Oresund bridge-and-tunnel link, which has been a major ...


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