Croatia Border And Travel Information For Refugees Migrants & Asylum Seekers

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Last reviewed /updated Nov 2nd @ 20-,01 (+ weather summary for the next few days)

All borders between Croatia and  Hungary are closed to asylum seekers refugees  and migrants unless they want to apply for permanent  residence in Hungary. See the Applying for Asylum in Hungary on the Hungary  page.

Asylum Seekers Migrants and Refugees in Croatia and those that enter the country from Serbia should be able to continue their  journey via Slovenia to Austria Germany and other parts of Europe.

You should not enter southern Croatia via Bosnia Herzegovina as the southern part of Croatia as the Croatian government will refuse to admit you if you use this route. This is because Southern Croatia is divided from Northern Croatia by territory which is part of Bosnia. Herzegovina. The border between these two countries is very mountainous and dangerous. There are no rail services in Southern Croatia – these start at  Split in Northern  Croatia. 

If you enter Croatia from Serbia you should enter through one of the official border crossings. At present the Croatian border crossings with Serbia that are usually open are: Bapska  Coordinates: 16th45°11′45″N 19°15′41″E / 45.195703°N 19.261447°E Strosinci Coordinates:44°55′01″N 19°03′45″E / 44.916899°N 19.06 Batina   Coordinates: 45°50′46″N 18°51′00″E / 45.846°N 18.850°E  Bajakovo coordinates    45°2’51″N   19°6’6″E  Llok   Coordinates: 45°13′N 19°23′E  and Tovarnik coordinates 45°10′N 19°9′E  where there is a temporary camp offering food and medical help is available.

Even if you arrive at border crossing and it is closed you should not try and enter Croatia by crossing fields and the country side as there many minefields containing thousands  of  landmines on the Croatian side of the border. See Also Landmines In Croatia  If you enter Croatia from Serbia through the official border posts you will be given a safe route and help to continue your journey.

When you enter Croatia you may be taken or directed  to straight to a relocation camp as the Hungarian border is closed.  The main camp is a temporary tent settlement at Opatovac where migrants in eastern Croatia will be able to rest in relative comfort eat and recharge your phones etc. It is open to anyone. It is on the D2 Highway at Opatovac Coordinates: 45°15′40″N 19°10′12″E    You will be able to stay there for between 36 – 48 hours after which you hey will taken to a border crossing  with Slovenia to continue your journey.

When you cross from Serbia into Croatia tell the Croatian authorities if you want to go to Slovenia.   They will tell you whether you can go direct to the Slovenian border or should go to  the resettlement camp at Opatovac Coordinates: 45°15′40″N 19°10′12″E .  Where possible the Croatian authorities will provide transport to the Slovenian border.

The Slovenian  Authorities at the  Obrezje Brezice border crossing  on the Croatian border and A2 Highway Coordinates: 45°53′59.1″N 15°39′26.11″E   13 miles to the east of the Croatian capital Zagreb have been allowing f refugees into Slovenia who want to travel onto Austria Germany and northern Europe. 

Slovenia is also allowing people from Croatia to enter the country at the   Rigonce border crossing Coordinates: 45°53′16.13″N 15°40′56.52″E  border crossing.   Bregana on the A3 Highway Coordinates: 45°50′18″N 15°41′17″E   and Harmica. on the D225 Highway  Coordinates: 45°53′N 15°42′E

Slovenia will allow refuges on their way to Austria and Germany provided Austria and Germany ace willing to accept them.  The Slovenian Authorities will strictly control the number of migrants in the country at anyone time.   This means that you may have to wait in Croatia at the border for a short while until there is suitable space for you.

When there is space  you  will be escorted on buses or trains to the Slovenian border by the Croatian Authorities. The escort where possible will  be direct from the Serbian border. If there is no space for you in Slovenia when you arrive in Croatia you will be taken to a temporary camp like Opatovac.  When space is available the Croatian Authorities will escort you on transport to the Slovenian border.  see also Slovenia 

Nov 2nd Update.  Currently there are long delays at the Croatian Slovenian border. Migrants are still entering Croatia from Serbia and then being taken to the Opatavac temporary camp.

From Tuesday 3rd Nov  an agreement between the Interior Ministers of Croatia and Serbia will end the present on foot trek that migrants are making to enter Croatia. Migrants  in Serbia will be taken to a temporary camp in ‘Sid’ Serbia   From there they will taken across the border by train directly  to temporary winter transit camp at Slavomski Brod in Croatia.  This camp has been sponsored by the Czech Government  who’s fire-fighters have erected  10 tents each capable of hosting 150 beds. The beds along with sleeping bags blankets and a solid fuel heating system will be installed this weekend.


Weather Updates Croatia

Weather Update  Monday: Long sunny periods with temperatures falling from 11 – 01c overnight  Tuesday: Long sunny periods with temperatures falling from 14 – 02c overnight.

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