As an update
, all six EU countries in the Schengen area that instituted temporary internal border controls have formally extended
these controls. France has extended its border controls until October 31, 2019; Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden have extended controls until November 12, 2019. All listed countries are part of the Schengen area, where internal border controls are in principle not allowed, with exceptions for temporary national security measures. The current controls have been in place since late 2015
; in 2016
, the European Council recommended to prolong the checks in light of migration flows and intra-EU security at that time.
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