Hungary is closing the border crossing of Röszke-Horgos at the Serbian border for 30 days, starting from today, under an order from Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.
The reason given for the closure is a need to protect public security, MTI reported. The temporary closure of the border concerns the Röszke-Horgos motorway border crossing and the Röszke-Horgos road border crossing, MTI added.
Since stricter border laws took effect on Tuesday, the border has been closed to refugees, and climbing past the border fence is considered a crime, resulting in legal proceedings. The majority of the refugees previously waiting at the Serbian-Hungarian border recently started journeying towards Croatia, bypassing Hungary, news reports suggest.