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28 Oct 2018 | 11:33 AM UTC

Austria: Border controls with Hungary and Slovenia extended

Austria News Alert

Austria extends border controls on Hungarian and Slovenian borders for six months from November 11; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Austria


Austria has informed the European Commission that it intends to extend temporary border controls at its Hungarian and Slovenian borders for an additional six months from November 11, until May 2019. A continued heightened police presence and more frequent checks on cars and individuals crossing the border, along with associated delays, are to be anticipated for the duration of the measure.


The Austrian government imposed the current temporary border control order from May 12 to November 11, 2018, citing "threats" to internal security and public policy outlined in the Schengen Borders Code.


Potentially affected travelers in Austria are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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