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September 23, 2020

Thorough checking at border crossings kicks off with 7 April

Systematic checking will kick off with 7 April at all border crossings, according to the new amendments to the Schengen Borders Code, the Romanian Police General Inspectorate (IGPR) informs through a release.

“These checking consist in a control of the travel documents and the consultation of the relevant data bases on all persons, including those who benefit from the right of free movement based on EU regulations, on both the entrance and the exit in/from Romania. The checking allow the Member States to make sure that the respective persons are not a threat to the public order, to the domestic security or public health, with the goal to improve security of the European Union and its citizens,” the source adds.

The data bases wherein checking will take place include the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Interpol database on the stolen and lost travel documents (SLTD), as well as the national data bases.

The Romanian Border Police also says that measures were taken to reduce waiting time and ensure an operative checking, since all efforts were made to ensure a balance between the citizens’ security and the travelers’ traffic fluency.

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