The Polish Border Guard has introduced regular and special checks of buses and other vehicles that may be transporting illegal migrants on the Polish-Slovak border.
This was announced by the head of the Polish Ministry of the Interior, Mariusz Kaminski, on Twitter (X).
This step is a response to reports of an increase in illegal migration on the so-called Balkan route.
"The Border Guard has introduced permanent and special control on the Polish-Slovak border of buses and other vehicles that may transport illegal migrants from this direction," Kaminski said.
Government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Monday that the government is likely to make a decision to tighten control on the Polish-Slovak border in the near future.
"Due to the information that illegal migrants are entering Poland via Slovakia via the Balkan route, we are close to making a decision to tighten control on the border with Slovakia," the spokesman said.
"Over the past few weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of foreigners traveling via the Balkan route through Poland to Germany. Especially on the border with Slovakia, the number of illegal immigrants has increased. In general, on both sections of the southern border, i.e. with the Czech Republic and Slovakia, this number has increased almost sevenfold," Anna Michalska, a spokeswoman for the Border Guard, told Polsat News.
Author - Olena Madiak, 26/09/2023