Slovakia extended temporary border controls. There is an appeal to people going on winter break

Slovakia extended temporary border controls.  There is an appeal to people going on winter break

The winter holidays have already started, which means increased traffic on the roads and greater interest in trips, among others. foreign ones. A popular destination for skiing and mountain exploration is Slovakia. However, border controls are ongoing.

The Border Guard announced that temporary controls on the Polish-Slovak border are extended until February 1. It turns out, however, that not everyone has to worry about them too much. “The Border Guard’s activities are aimed at counteracting illegal secondary migration, i.e. from the Balkan route. Border Guard officers will, as every day, take care of your safe travels,” it was announced on the official website of the guard.

Checks at the border with Slovakia. This is worth knowing

“We would like to inform all people who plan to travel to Slovakia during the winter holidays that the reinstated temporary border controls apply only to entry from Slovakia to Poland and do not focus on tourist traffic,” the Border Guard press release also said. This information, however, does not mean that we do not have to be prepared to be checked by the services. What can you expect?

Checks are carried out at the entrance to Poland. The border can only be crossed in designated places. All vehicles are selected for inspection based on risk analysis. For this reason, it is worth remembering to have your ID card or passport with you. The activities are carried out to counteract illegal migration from the Balkan route.

This is not the first time that temporary controls on the border between Poland and Slovakia have been introduced or extended. This type of situations occurred many times last year, including: in connection with important political events and more. There was also a large increase in detained foreigners.

Here we will cross the Polish-Slovak border by February 1, 2024

Currently, there are 17 road crossings available to tourists, i.e. in Radoszyce, Barwinek, Muszynka, Piwniczna-Zdrój, Jurgów, Chyżne, Korbielów, Zwardoń, Leluchów, Konieczna, Niedzica, Łysa Polana, Chochołów, Winarczykówka, Ujsoły, Bór and Jaworzynka.

In addition, there are 3 railway crossings available: Łupków – Palota, Muszyna – Plaveč and Zwardoń – Skalité and 2 pedestrian crossings Ożenna – intended only for EU citizens, member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and their spouses and children; and Zwardoń – Myto.

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