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The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have severed the rules of the Schengen Borders Code concerning the crossing of external borders. Since 7th April 2017, all persons crossing the external border will be subjected to detailed border clearance. The amendment of the Schengen Borders Code imposes on all Member States the obligation to carefully examine every person entering or leaving the Schengen territory. The amendment of the Schengen Borders Code is a reaction of the European Union to persistent terrorist threats in Europe. So far, people taking advantage of their right to free movement, for example Polish citizens have been subjected to minimum clearance. Starting from Friday 7th April 2017, anyone crossing the external border at all border crossings, both on the road, at sea and at airports, will be subjected to a thorough check-in. Tightening of the rules will have an impact on the duration of border checks and may well make it longer. By adapting its actions to the EU requirements, the Polish Border Guard has taken steps to minimize the negative effects of the changes. Depending on local needs and conditions, and on the basis of border traffic analysis and forecasts for the day, the principle of flexible planning of officers on duty will be applied. In situations where this will be needed, additional checkouts will be set up and in special cases also mobile ones. The situation will be monitored on an ongoing basis and the appropriate steps will be taken according to the volume of traffic and the longer time of waiting for the check-in of travelers. The Border Guard will make every effort to ensure that the control is smooth and without any disturbances.