Be aware: Border controls on Sweden-Denmark bridge

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Only passports, driving licences and Swedish national identity cards will be accepted by the authorities.

Travellers experienced short delays on Monday as controversial ID checks to stem the refugee flow into Sweden came into effect on the Danish side of the Öresund bridge.
A total of 150 security staff have been stationed at the airport to oversee the controls. Under the new rules, rail commuters have to exit the train at the airport and go through checkpoints before boarding the train again in order to travel onwards to Sweden. Those without valid ID are refused entry, according to TheLocal.se

It is the first time in half a century that Sweden is demanding photo identification for all travellers from Denmark and deals a blow to Europe's cherished passport-free Schengen system. Only passports, driving licences and Swedish national identity cards will be accepted by the authorities.

The measures are aimed at keeping out undocumented refugees and come after Sweden, which has taken in more asylum seekers per capita than any other European nation, said it could no longer cope with the unregulated flow of new arrivals. 

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