Lonely Planet Writer

Few problems as ID checks introduced on Öresund Bridge

The controversial ID checks on those travelling by train or car on the Öresund Bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden were introduced on Monday, with few travellers reporting any significant delays.

The Öresund Bridge.
The Öresund Bridge. Image by Susanne Nilsson / CC BY-SA 2.0

All rail passengers will have to alight the train in Copenhagen to have their documents verified by security officials before being allowed to continue their onward journey into Sweden. The checks, which have also been introduced on ferry routes, are intended to reduce the flow of migrants and refugees entering Sweden from Denmark and have been widely criticised by unions, rail operators and commuters, who say it could deter people from commuting between the countries, putting businesses at risk. Read more: thelocal.se