ZAGREB, June 13 (Hina) – All 27 small border crossings between Slovenia and Croatia will be reopened as of Monday, June 15, the Slovenian government announced after a meeting on Friday evening.
The border crossings, primarily intended for the local population living on either side of the border, were closed on March 18 as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
There are 27 land border checkpoints along the Croatia-Slovenia border primarily intended for the local population: persons owning land and property in both states and those employed across the border who have to cross the border every day to go to work.
These are interstate crossings that cannot be used by third-country citizens, that is those outside the European Union.
The closure of small border crossings has been causing a lot of problems to the local population on both sides.
To go to work, to work in the fields and vineyards across the border, to visit relatives or friends, they had to use larger international crossings, often kilometres away from the crossing nearest to them.