Poland has announced an 11-day extension of temporary border controls with Slovakia, as outlined in a new regulation by the Polish Interior Ministry that took effect on Thursday.
The controls include checks of “mini-vans, vans, passenger vehicles and coaches … suspected of carrying illegal migrants,” according to then Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Originally implemented on Oct. 4 under the Schengen Borders Code, these controls aimed to curb the influx of migrants entering Poland from Slovakia.
Initially implemented for 10 days, the checks were subsequently extended for an additional 20 days until Nov. 2, and later extended until Nov. 22.
According to the updated regulation, the border with Slovakia remains accessible at various road crossings, three rail crossings, and two pedestrian crossings. Certain crossings that were formerly reserved for pedestrians are now open to passenger vehicles.