0.1 M Passengers Cross from Bulgaria to Serbia for 24 H
Vehicle traffic through Bulgaria and Serbia on to Western Europe is still highly intensive Sunday, with huge lines lingering at the main checkpoints.
More than 100,000 people have crossed from Bulgaria into Serbia at the Kalotina-Gradina checkpoint, according to Oliver Mitic, the chief of shift on the Serbian side.
The heavy traffic is caused by returning tourists, as well as by gastarbeiters from Turkey returing from their homeland to Western Europe.
Sunday Macedonian media are also reporting lines of vehicles formed along main Macedonian roads, in particular the Gevgelija-Skopje highway stretch, in an apparent attempt to avoid the jams on the Bulgarian-Serbian border.
Some have attempted to avoid part of Bulgarian roads by travelling through Greece, but according to Bulgarian border authorities the incoming traffic from Greece is heavy, yet within normal limits.
People crossing from Serbia into Bulgaria are waiting for 30 h at most, but those coming the other way may have to wait for hours, said Seribian border officer Mitic.
Lines of vehicles coming from Bulgaria are still kilometers long.
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