Estonia resumes border controls for two days

Estonia is reinstating ID checks on the border with Latvia on June 6 and 7 as part of a cooperation exercise between the countries' border guards, reported LTV.

Five border crossings will be operational for two days. Additional patrols will be sent to bordering regions that will check vehicles and travelers' IDs to collect information about the way people travel.

Travelers are advised to keep their IDs and vehicle certificates at hand. Crossing the border might take more time than usual.

Even though you don't usually need to present a passport for border checks within the Schengen border-free area, it is necessary to take a passport or ID card with you so you can prove your identity if needed.

Since joining the Schengen area ten years ago, Estonia has resumed border controls twice during visits of high-ranking foreign officials. 

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