Serbia stops Dutch tourists at border

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Dutch tourists driving into Serbia have been denied entry as their certificate of vehicle insurance is no longer valid, say Serbian authorities.

9 July 2008

Dozens of Dutch tourists are being stopped at the Serbian border, says the Dutch bureau of motor vehicle insurers.

The Serbian authorities say their certificate of vehicle insurance, better known as the green card, is not valid.

Dutch tourists are only being allowed into the country if they pay a fine or buy a new Serbian green card. Cards with the letters SCG are not being accepted. In 2007, Serbia officially changed its code to SRB. However, card holders were promised that the old cards would be accepted until 2009.

The Dutch bureau of motor vehicle insurers says tourists are being made to pay unnecessary costs. Travellers to Serbia are being advised to apply for a new card.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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