Poland has introduced monthly border controls with the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, as well as at ports and airports amid the NATO summit scheduled for July 8-9 in Warsaw and ahead of the World Youth Day in late July, local media reported Monday.
According to the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, random border checks will be carried out on the basis of information provided by other states.
The so-called mobile border control will operate in 285 spots, where it is possible to cross the Polish border. Border guards will use specialized vehicles equipped with portable devices providing access to databases and equipment to verify the authenticity of documents, according to the media outlet.
The publication notes that the Polish authorities will also enhance controls on Poland’s border with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The agreement on local border area traffic between Poland and Russia’s Kaliningrad region will be halted since July 4, according to the media outlet.
According to the Polish Defense Ministry, the forthcoming NATO summit will be the largest in the history of the Alliance, with the participation of some 2,000 people from both NATO member states and non-member countries.