Half Of Austrian-Hungarian Border Stations To Be Closed

  • 26 Oct 2018 11:25 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Half Of Austrian-Hungarian Border Stations To Be Closed
Austria’s Burgenland province adjacent to Hungary has banned motorised traffic at 35 of the 60 border stations connecting the two countries.

Burgenland residents were in many places disturbed by the higher traffic due to shuttling Hungarians working in Burgenland.

Index writes that the authorities in Burgenland officially do not want to harass commuting Hungarians but want to prevent illegal migration with the move.

The change will make life more difficult for many commuters as they will have to take a longer detour and lines will be longer at the open border stations.

The border may still be crossed on foot, by bicycle, agricultural vehicle and even on horseback.

The current decree is not new, but from now on signposts indicate bans and authorities may impose fines on those breaching the decree. The fine could rise up to €2,180.

The federal government in Vienna has extended border checks and controls along its borders with Hungary and Slovenia to May 2019.
 

MTI Fotó: Krizsán Csaba

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