Velké Slemence-Mali Selmenci border crossing

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Velké Slemence-Mali Selmenci border crossing
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Countries: Flag of Slovakia Slovakia | Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Type: Pedestrian

The Velké Slemence-Mali Selmenci border crossing is a pedestrian-only crossing in the small, ethnically Hungarian village of Slemence (or Szelmenc in Hungarian) that is split between Slovakia and Ukraine. It saves one a lot of time, since you can only cross on foot, only EU/EEA and Ukrainian citizens are processed and customs checks aren't as rigorous as on the other road crossings between Slovakia and Ukraine.

However, on both sides of the border, Slemence is a small village and thus traffic is scarce, so you might find it hard to get to and get out of. There will be Ukrainian taxis willing to take you to Uzhhorod for money (the usual price is EUR20 per car per day round-trip).

The crossing is open every day between 08:00 and 20:00, but only to EU/EEA and Ukrainian citizens!

October 2019:uncle_sam01 thinks this by far one of the fastest Schengen crossings there are - it took him around 5 minutes. There's actually quite a bit of traffic (by random village standards) as there's a bunch of people crossing all the time and plenty of parking lots on both sides. There's also an hourly marshrutka that departs for Uzhhorod across from the village church.