Over 263,000 migrants enter Croatia since mid-September


A total of 263,407 migrants entered Croatia from the outbreak of the migrant crisis in mid-September until 9am on Tuesday, and 2,103 arrived in the country between midnight and 9am, Vukovar-Srijem County police spokesman Domagoj Dzigumovic told a press conference.

Dzigumovic said that about 600 migrants were currently staying at the Opatovac reception centre near the border with Serbia. “The influx of refugees in the last few hours has been perceptibly lower. But that doesn’t mean that the camp is now empty, because within the next few hours there’ll be several thousand people here,” he added.

Dzigumovic said that over the last few days the influx of refugees and migrants had decreased by up to 2,000 people daily. “We don’t know whether this trend will continue or not,” he said.

The migrants and refugees currently staying in Opatovac will be transferred to Tovarnik from where they will be taken by train to the Slovenian border, Dzigumovic said.

The largest number of refugees and migrants to arrive in Croatia in a single day was recorded last Saturday when 11,500 entered the country at Bapska.