As the European Union is reinforcing its border controls from April 7 to enhance security, all people entering or leaving the EU, including citizens of the bloc's member states, will have their documents checked against various registers and databases on lost and stolen documents, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Thursday.
A border guard
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"There will not be any big changes, because we are ready for this. A biometric check system was put in place at all points several years ago and, therefore, we did not need any new technical equipment," it quoted Sigitas Ratkevičius of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service as saying.

If more thorough controls slow down border traffic flows too much, the EU's member states are permitted to carry out only targeted checks at land and sea border checkpoints, but only after performing a risk-based assessment to ensure that such a relaxation of the rules does not affect security.

Systematic checks at airports will have to be introduced within six months after the amended Schengen Border Code comes into force.

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