Czechia to launch spot checks on Slovak border Wednesday

Czechia is to introduce checks on its border with Slovakia from Wednesday, in response to a rise in the number of migrants crossing the frontier. Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced the move on Tuesday morning via social media.

The minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, said that the controls would be random and would be carried out along the entire length of the two states’ joint border.

The move has been coordinated with Poland, which is taking a similar step.

Czechia operated fixed checks on its border with Slovakia from last September to February.

Mr. Fiala said the new measure would increase the security of Czech citizens.

Author: Ian Willoughby