Checks on Slovak border to continue but in toned down form

Checks on the Czech-Slovak border are being extended by another 30 days, so will be in place until at least January 25. However, the controls are to be toned down and will now be carried out on a random basis, the Czech minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, said after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Mr. Rakušan said the checks, which were introduced in September, had demonstrably been effective in reducing the flow of migrants.

Some migrants, particularly from Syria, use Czechia as a transit country.

Author: Ian Willoughby