Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has issued the latest in a series of travel advisories arising from issues related to the migrant crisis, this time warning travellers about the situation at the Serbian – Croatian border.
In a statement on September 24, the ministry said that it had been told by the Bulgarian embassy in Belgrade that the passage of passenger cars and lorries had been stopped that morning at the Batrovci-Bayakovo control checkpoint at the Serbian-Croatian border.
A ban was in force on the import and transit of any goods originating in Croatia, regardless of the owner, distributor or carrier. Also forbidden was entry of Croatian-registered lorries. The restrictions applied to all Serbian checkpoints, including at the border with Bulgaria.
From September 24, Croatia had introduced a ban on the entry into its territory of vehicles with Serbian registration and people travelling with Serbian passports.
It is possible that the passage of lorries at border crossing points at Serbia’s border with Bulgaria would be delayed because of increased customs checks by the Serbian authorities on the origin of goods.
Meanwhile, all border checkpoints on the frontier between Serbia and Hungary were functioning normally, the ministry said, with no serious delays in passing the checkpoint.
The ministry advised Bulgarian motorists to use routes other than those passing the Serbia – Croatia frontier.