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Sweden imposes tight checks at border with Denmark

4 January 2016 9:59


Sweden is set to limit the number of refugees entering the country by imposing strict identity checks on all travelers arriving from Denmark.

The Swedish government no Monday warned travelers to expect long queues on the Danish side of the Oresund bridge-and-tunnel link, which has been a major entry point for refugees.

Rail commuters heading to the country will have to change trains at the Copenhagen Airport and go through ID checkpoints. It is the first time in over half a century that the travelers between the two Nordic countries will have to provide travel documents.

“The government now considers that the current situation, with a large number of people entering the country in a relatively short time, poses a serious threat to public order and national security,” the government said in a statement on Monday.

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