Sighetu Marmației (RO) -Solotvyno (UA). External EU border, open for travellers on foot and by car. Relatively straightforward although I created a bit of a stir they do not see many UK passports. The bridge itself is worth a visit being a replica of one destroyed in WW2. The EU financed a replacement and this one opened in 2006. The side walkways required repair so pedestrians shared the road with cars. Solotvyno is an area of deprivation due to the closure of the local salt mines. Cross border environmental concerns exist.
Solotvyno (UA) Border Town
Solotvyno is a town in the Tiachiv Raion of Zakarpattia Oblast, located close to the border with Romania, on the right bank of the Tisza River. Solotvyno used to be a salt mining town. In the 1990s, the last mine closed down and the town has large areas of derelict factories and deep lakes. The town felt less prosperous than its Romanian counterpart.
Date of Visit 25/10/2019