Busy border crossings as holidaymakers flock to Croatia

Sečovlje, 24 April – Waiting times of up to 45 minutes were reported from border crossing with Croatia as Slovenians headed for their favourite holiday destination at the start of the May Day school break on Saturday.

With the lifting of some of the coronavirus restrictions, including the ban on travel between regions on Friday, traffic had been expected to get busy with holidaymakers and day-trippers.

Cars waited about 45 minutes to enter to Croatia at the Dragonja crossing and about half an hour at Sečovlje. Delays are also being reported on the motorway heading towards the coast, mainly due to roadworks, and on the motorway toward Maribor.

Anita Leskovec, a spokesperson for the Koper Police Department, told the STA the delays at border crossings were not due to any problems with border controls.

She said people had prepared well for crossing the border and mostly had all the necessary documents and Covid proofs with them.

To enter Croatia, passengers need a negative PCR or rapid antigen test no older than 48 hours, or a certificate proving they have recovered from Covid-19 within the past 180 days or have been vaccinated against it. Children up to the age of 7 are exempt if they travel with parents or carers that meet one of the valid conditions.