Bulgaria issues travel warning about Hungary because of migrant crisis

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has warned the country’s citizens to avoid travel by train or road through Hungary because of the migrant crisis affecting that country.

Instead, Bulgarians should use alternative routes through Romania, Slovakia or through Serbia and Slovenia, the Foreign Ministry said.

Quoting information from the Bulgarian embassy in Hungary, the Foreign Ministry said that because of the complicated situation and concentration of refugees at the border between Hungary and Austria, as of September 12 there again had been a temporary halt to international trains from Hungary to Austria.

The ministry noted that during the period September 15 to 20, the border between Hungary and Serbia could be closed, as could the border between Hungary and Austria, given the entry into force of Hungary’s new law against illegal border crossings, in the event of an excessive accumulation of refugees.

The ministry also advised that there could be difficulties on the M5 and M1 major highways in Hungary.

“It should be borne in mind that the situation at the borders and highways are changing hourly, depending on the flow of refugees,” the Foreign Ministry said.



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