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Border control
Border control
Border crossing between Germany and The Netherlands
Border crossing between Germany and The Netherlands

Border controls are measures used by a country to monitor or regulate its borders. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4064x2704, 6442 KB)Photo by James R. Tourtellotte File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4064x2704, 6442 KB)Photo by James R. Tourtellotte File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 490 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1008 × 1232 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 490 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1008 × 1232 pixel, file size: 166 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... Self-illuminating Border flower pot between Burghausen, Salzach(river) in Germany and Ach in Austria. ...

No visible border control: Border crossing between two Schengen Agreement states, view from the Netherlands to Germany.
No visible border control: Border crossing between two Schengen Agreement states, view from the Netherlands to Germany.

The control of the flow of people, animals and goods across a border may be controlled by government Customs services. The security of the boards is enforced by various kinds of Border Guards and Coast Guards. Official designations, jurisdictions and subordinations of these agencies vary. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (988 × 688 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beginn der Bundesstraße 1 in Aachen, Deutschland File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (988 × 688 pixel, file size: 97 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beginn der Bundesstraße 1 in Aachen, Deutschland File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this...  Implementing countries  Implementing through partnership with a signatory state  Members (not yet implemented)  Expressed interest in joining A monument to the Agreement in Schengen A typical Schengen border crossing without any border control post, just the common EU-state sign welcoming the visitor, as here between Germany and Austria The... A customs duty is a tariff or tax on the import or export of goods. ... Border Guard (Polish Straż Graniczna, SG) is a Polish military unit tasked with patrol of the Polish border. ... A coast guard is a national organization responsible for various services at sea. ...


Border controls exist to:

The degree of strictness of border controls depends on the country and the border concerned. In some countries, control may be targeted at the traveller's national origin or other countries that have been visited. Others may need to be certain the traveller has paid the appropriate fees for their visas and has future travel planned out of the country. Yet others may concentrate on the contents of the travellers baggage, and imported goods to ensure nothing is being carried that might bring a biosecurity risk into the country. In the member states of the Schengen agreement, internal border control is often virtually unnoticeable, and often only performed by means of random car or train searches in the hinterland, while controls at borders with non-agreement states may be rather strict. Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now a state), and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... An excise is an indirect tax or duty levied on items within a country. ... A skirmish with smugglers from Finland at the Russian border, 1853, by Vasily Hudiakov. ... The Siberian Tiger, a subspecies of tiger. ... A hazardous material (HAZMAT) is any solid, liquid, or gas that can cause harm to humans, other living organisms, or the environment due to being radioactive, flammable, explosive, toxic, corrosive, a biohazard, an oxidizer, an asphyxiant, or capable of causing severe allergic reactions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Entry visa valid in Schengen treaty countries. ... A biosecurity guarantee attempts to ensure that ecologies sustaining either people or animals are maintained. ...  Implementing countries  Implementing through partnership with a signatory state  Members (not yet implemented)  Expressed interest in joining A monument to the Agreement in Schengen A typical Schengen border crossing without any border control post, just the common EU-state sign welcoming the visitor, as here between Germany and Austria The... The meaning of hinterland and its history. ...


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