I'm Aware that Croatia operates some joint checkpoints with Slovenia and Bosnia, meaning both countries check you at the same location.

Are the crossings in Neum of this Kind?


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The crossings in Neum, or to be more specific, Klek border crossing and Zaton Doli border crossing, are normal joint border crossings. It means, that both countries have booths on each crossing, however they are not always occupied, so it may be that there will be only border guard from the country you are about to enter (meaning no exit control).

There may be additional person in the booth labelled "Carina", which is for customs official, in which you have to declare your goods, if they are taxable on entering.

Source: I have travelled more than a dozen times between Croatia, B&H and Croatia via Neum.

  • Have you done this trip recently? Croatia built a new border facility on one of these borders a few years ago, didn't they? Did that change anything? Also, "joint" in this case means you still have to stop twice, doesn't it, as the vision officer and the BiH officer occupy different booths? This is in contrast to some crossings between Croatia and Slovenia, as I understand it.
    – phoog
    Sep 26, 2016 at 14:50
  • Interesting. So, if you enter Bosnia and get an entry stamp (if you're not just in transit, but are going to visit Bosnia for a while) and when leaving there's no Bosnian official, how do you get the Bosnian exit stamp? Also @phoog , by joint I mean the checks are at the same location, while "normal" crossings have the countries 100-200 metres separated from each other
    – Crazydre
    Sep 26, 2016 at 19:16
  • @Crazydre I've been through Neum many times, just not recently, and always during tourist season. I've never been there when I didn't see both Croatian and Bosnian-Herzegovinian officers at both borders.
    – phoog
    Sep 26, 2016 at 19:21
  • @phoog Alright, but did the Croatian and Bosnian checks take place at a single location (even if obviously at different booths), or did you have to drive for a while to reach the next checkpoint (which is the standard worldwide)?
    – Crazydre
    Sep 26, 2016 at 19:23
  • Had to drive maybe 10 or 20 meters, IIRC, but this was at the old checkpoint, which was, I think, on Bosnian soil. Croatia built a new facility on Croatian soil; I don't know if the Bosnians moved or not.
    – phoog
    Sep 26, 2016 at 19:26

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