Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson has warned public transport companies that failing to check traveller identities before they enter Sweden could result in fines of up to 50,000 kronor.Johansson said that bus, train and ferry companies are responsible for checking passenger IDs and that failing to do so could trigger a 50,000 kronor fine.

“There are no detailed requirements or suggestions as to how this identity verification should be done as we think it’s a question the carriers are best able to work out appropriately” Johansson told the Swedish news agency, TT.

“And we the government will of course follow the developments very closely when this comes into force, and see how it works in practice.”

Johansson added that minors under the age of 18 travelling in the company of an adult with a valid ID will not be subject to the checks.

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