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Old November 9th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #13941
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Entry into Germany and the Schengen area at München airport:

This is valid only for people with passport and documents!! People without passports and any documents are going by train from Greece over Serbia,Croatia and Slovenia to Austria directly...Never ago wasn't so easy to jump over borders in Europe)))))So I must say SCHENGEN NOT EXISTS!!!!
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Old November 11th, 2015, 11:35 AM   #13942
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This is valid only for people with passport and documents!! People without passports and any documents are going by train from Greece over Serbia,Croatia and Slovenia to Austria directly...Never ago wasn't so easy to jump over borders in Europe)))))So I must say SCHENGEN NOT EXISTS!!!!
If I'm not mistaken this presents the external Schengen border at (Frankfurt I think?) airport.

Schengen does exist, but land (rail) travel is not as guarded as air/sea travel - especially when it's a point to point within Schengen.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 11:45 PM   #13943
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Both Sweden and Denmark indroduce border control from tomorrow.

Swedish officials say the introduction of temporary border controls will help to register new arrivals and prevent people from staying in the country illegally. This means it would hinder people from transiting through the country to reach neighboring Finland and Norway.

If you do not have the right to reside in Sweden or seeking asylum you will be rejected at the border. The ferry companies will introduce identification checks at the german harbours so no one will be able to board a ferry to Sweden without the proper documents.


Tensions are mounting on the Slovenia-Croatia border after Slovenia started building a fence on disputed territory to stem an influx of migrants.

Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec has informed Austrian authorities that the razor-wire fence his country is erecting along the border with Croatia to stem the flow of migrants will be 80 kilometers (50 miles) long, according to the Austrian Press Agency.

Slovenia started erecting the fence Wednesday morning on two locations along its 670-kilometer (400-mile) border with Croatia.
Croatia authorities are claiming that the Slovenian fence has entered Croatian territory in seven locations and want it removed.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #13944
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Good job, Denmark & Sweden!
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Old November 12th, 2015, 06:58 AM   #13945
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If I'm not mistaken this presents the external Schengen border at (Frankfurt I think?) airport.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 09:50 AM   #13946
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Old November 12th, 2015, 12:16 PM   #13947
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France will impose border controls for one month from 30 November for the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34743783
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Old November 14th, 2015, 01:34 PM   #13948
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N - RUS border crossing at Storskog near Kirkenes. This is the only (road) crossing between the two countries. Given the "no pedestrian" signs, this must be the Russian side, looking into Norway.



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Old November 14th, 2015, 02:05 PM   #13949
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It's almost certainly the Norwegian side judging by the road signs.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #13950
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https://www.google.bg/maps/place/Sto...2ad570!6m1!1e1

Looks like the Norwegian side.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 04:10 PM   #13951
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France will impose border controls for one month from 30 November for the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

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I has a feeling that may be extended indefinitely.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #13952
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I have planned a week-end trip to Strasbourg for the Christmas Market. The hotel is already booked... but on the other side of the border, in Germany.

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Old November 14th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #13953
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No reason why you couldn't go ahead with your plans assuming you possess a valid passport or ID card.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #13954
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N - RUS border crossing at Storskog near Kirkenes. This is the only (road) crossing between the two countries.
Which was once the border between Norway and Soviet Union.


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Old November 16th, 2015, 09:57 AM   #13955
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Which was once the border between Norway and Soviet Union.
Has anyone got a close up of the blue information sign? I'd quite like to read that.

It seems somewhat odd that this picture actually shows the Iron Curtain but looks not that uninviting compared to the BRD/DDR BRD/CSSR border!
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Old November 16th, 2015, 11:40 AM   #13956
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Meanwhile on Ukr-Pol border there is another tension, this time not political but rather economical. The problem is, there are lately too big queues to cross the borders on Krakovets and Shehyni, up to 27 hours. How I passed the border I guess will be curious to hear. Imagine a road in the rich green fields. 12 km before it, I was stuck for 50 mins because a farmer was walking with cows on the E-class road. Coming to it, i was stuck behind 260 cars waiting impatiently to pasds on another side. Here came the guard with special tickets(so you didn't change the car and killed nobody)))). Imagine what? I saw a person(a local) giving 1000 Uah so he came thru. He did.(by the irony the 500 uah bankonote had the person who told that the gold is mud to freedom, but seems freedom is bought by mud). I chose the local border at budomierz and waited 30 cars to pass. Better than 260! I was told after that people were giving 50 zlotych to Ukr border guard to make fast passport comtrol and additional to make fast control of luggage(doesn't help in Poland). I heard too that if you have no green card(insurance), you may get a 750 zlotych fine, of which 150 is for "border existance". In fact it is just a bribe. No wonder Ukr borfers are richer to other parts of Ukraine. That is to pass in 4 instead of 20 hours: a total of 270 zlotych(65€). Corruption on borders will akways exist in Ukraine. And if you had seen those couples of people pushing one another near the passport control!!! Poles don't allow in turn to get up from vehicles unless the customs control checks your luggage. There are a few immigrants illegally crossing the border too. The salaries are 7 times higher in Europe than we have. Locals smuggle electronical appliances, in turn from Ukraine comes a 25% cheaper fuel.
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Old November 16th, 2015, 06:39 PM   #13957
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police controls in hendaye(F)-irun(E) border since saturday at the both sides

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Old November 17th, 2015, 12:33 AM   #13958
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Which was once the border between Norway and Soviet Union.
Was it possible to drive into Soviet Union from the West?
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Old November 17th, 2015, 01:57 AM   #13959
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I has a feeling that may be extended indefinitely.
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Old November 17th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #13960
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Back in the USSR

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Was it possible to drive into Soviet Union from the West?
You could drive your private or rented car on soviet roads to many cities, including Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Brest, Tallinn, Odessa and Tbilisi, as long as you filed your driving itinerary, through your travel agent, with Intourist and sticked to the route you specified. Intourist designated the hotels you would stay in, though you could make requests. You could camp, at one of the many official campgrounds throughout the Soviet Union, but you must have arranged these stopovers as well.

Intourist restricted driving distances by scheduling overnight stops no more than about 300 miles apart. Once you were traveling, you would understand why. While the roads were relatively good, some comparable to American highways, many main highways were still only two or three lanes. In addition, strict speed limits made 300 miles a respectable day's drive.

The Soviets called the mode of travel auto-tourist when you drove your private or rented car without a guide.

You applied for this kind of travel as long in advance as possible. Back then
(and still?) you should have been aware of poor signage, bumpy roads, drunk drivers, cars driving at night without headlights, corrupt traffic cops.

I drove to St Petersburg twice in 1998, and back then you could still feel the post-soviet atmosphere in Russia, they still had the watchtowers along the rural roads and traffic cops were very grumpy.

You could rent a car in the Soviet Union or drive one into the country from Scandinavia or continental Europe. If you drove in, you had to get all the necessary documents for Soviet travel from the rental agency. You would need a ''green paper,'' which satisfied Soviet ownership and insurance requirements, a license plate of the car's country of origin, plus an identification sticker of that country for the back of the car in case of someone would peel off the sticker for a souvenir. Same thing with windshield wipers, they were usually stolen at night.

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