Illegal Travel Into Europe Rises As Travel Bans Wane

Imagine traveling for three days with 28 people in a boat measuring just 5 meters by 1.5. Now imagine you have no lifejacket and very little food and drink.

One of the impacts of Covid-19, whether it be the travel restrictions and bans put in place around the world as governments try to control its spread, or how deteriorating economic conditions drove more people to try to reach Europe, smuggling routes have been impacted.

Frontex is the European Border and Coast Guard Agency responsible for policing the borders of EU/Schengen area member states. A recent report on the first six months of 2021 show a sharp

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