The Narodná Obroda paper highlighted the ease with which foreigners can secure entry to Slovakia through the Internet by studying the case of a party of 25 Iraqis who obtained visas but never showed up at their appointed accommodation last week in the spa town of Piešťany.
The paper said it could not be ruled out that the Iraqis had entered Slovakia on their tourist visas, and then secured private accommodation elsewhere than their declared destination.
Slovakia in the past has been cited as a haven for possible terrorists looking for a place of concealment before proceeding to target destinations.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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18. Dec 2002 at 13:38