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Austria temporarily resumes border checks for European Cup 2008

Austria is temporarily resuming checks at its border crossings between June 2 and July 1, 2008, in a move that is designed to prevent football hooligans from coming to the country during the upcoming European Football Championships, Vladimíra Hrebeňáková from the Slovak Interior Ministry's press department told the TASR newswire. This means it will only be possible to enter Austria via its official border checkpoints and with an ID card or passport. As far as Slovakia is concerned, this is the same system that was in place prior to its entry to the Schengen zone on December 21, 2007.

Austria is temporarily resuming checks at its border crossings between June 2 and July 1, 2008, in a move that is designed to prevent football hooligans from coming to the country during the upcoming European Football Championships, Vladimíra Hrebeňáková from the Slovak Interior Ministry's press department told the TASR newswire.

This means it will only be possible to enter Austria via its official border checkpoints and with an ID card or passport. As far as Slovakia is concerned, this is the same system that was in place prior to its entry to the Schengen zone on December 21, 2007.

The Euro 2008 Championships will take place in Austria and Switzerland between June 7-29. TASR

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