Updated | Government mulling Schengen suspension

Earlier today news reports suggested that border controls would be imposed on passengers until 3 December

The government said it is still mulling whether or not to suspend the Scengen agreement from midnight tonight until 3 December, as part of security measures in place during the Valletta Migration Summit, to be held between the 11 and 12 November, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, between 27 and 29 November.

Reacting to news of the suspension published on various news ports, the government said that it hadn't yet made an official decision and that plans were still in talks.

"The decision whether or not to suspend the agreement, which allows for passport-free transit between member countries, must first be considered even on a European level," the statement adds.

The government added that it would publish official statements and details about the arrangement later on.

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