Poland to reinstate border checks during Euro 2012

Poland’s interior minister says the nation will reintroduce

border checks during the month-long Euro 2012 soccer tournament

this summer to bar unwanted visitors.

Jacek Cichocki said Monday that border guards will be authorized

to check documents of people traveling to this EU nation between

June 4 and July 1. He said the checks will be random and should not

hold up the traffic at crossings.

Border guards will be targeting people considered not wanted on

Polish territory.

Euro 2012 kicks off June 8 with a Poland-Greece match in Warsaw.

Games will also be held in three other Polish cities – Gdansk,

Poznan and Wroclaw – and in neighboring non-EU Ukraine, where the

final game will be played July 1 in Kiev.