Foreign Ministry urges Czechs to avoid parts of Macedonia

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned Czechs against travelling alone in isolated parts of Macedonia because of the dangers posed by criminal gangs of people smugglers. The ministry said people should avoid the Šar Mountains and Macedonia’s borders with Albania and Kosovo. In a post on its website, it also urged caution while travelling on the country’s main motorway to Greece, where increased numbers of migrants presented a crime threat. On Friday police clashed with migrants at Macedonia’s border with Greece.

Author: Ian Willoughby