September 16, 2015
U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia
This message is to inform U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Serbia that the refugee crisis is affecting land border crossings along the Hungary-Serbia border. The border is currently closed at the E75 highway crossing at Horgos-Roszke and at Backi Vinogradi-Asotthalom. Hungarian police advise motorists who intend to cross the border to use the Kelebija-Tompa crossing. Serbian and Hungarian railways report that cross border trains are currently operating on schedule.
Border crossings into Hungary may be closed or opened with little or no notice. The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens monitor local news for travel updates and be prepared to arrange alternate routes and modes of transport as needed.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Serbia Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, located at Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadordevica 92, at +381 (11) 706-4000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also +381 (11) 706-4000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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