Sweden warns transport companies to check passengers IDs


A call from an unknown source is seen on a smartphone belonging to a volunteer helper, in the train station in Flensburg, Germany, 10 September 2015. The call warns refugees not to cross Denmark to go to Sweden. In the morning a train with refugees departed from Flensburg to Denmark.

Sweden warns transport companies to check passengers IDs

Bus, train and ferry companies failing to check traveller identities before they enter Sweden could be fined up to 50,000 kronor, Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson has warned.

As reported by The Local, Johansson said the public transport companies are responsible for checking passenger IDs.

“There are no detailed requirements or suggestions as to how this identity verification should be done as we think it’s a question the carriers are best able to work out appropriately,” Johansson t...

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