Let’s begin by making an important point perfectly clear: as long as you travel smartly, taking a trip to Europe during the migrant crisis does not have to be any more dangerous or difficult than during normal times. Yes, some European countries have introduced new border and transportation controls as they continue to deal with the massive influx of refugees. These changes have caused some travel restrictions between countries on the so-called Balkan Route, which ostensibly consists of Greece, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, and Croatia. Several other countries have also introduced changes in policy and enforcement, but with such a large number of people moving through Europe, it’s difficult to predict new disruptions and delays across the continent.

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