Prohor Pčinjski -Pelince Border Crossing

Prohor Pčinjski monastery

The Serbian Prohor Pčinjski border crossing between Serbia and North Macedonia is named after the nearby Serbian Orthodox monastery, an 11th century important religious site, and the second largest monastery in the country. It is dedicated to Saint Prohor who lived as hermit for 60 years in the nearby mountains. In 1944 it was decided that North Macedonia would become part of Yugoslavia here. The monastery was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.

Crossing this border was straightforward. The Serbian border control buildings were much more modern whereas the North Macedonia facilities were situated 1 km south of the border and were old portacabin buildings that required people to leave their cars to get their documents checked. This was a new border for me, leaving country #57 for country #58.

Serbian Border Control

North Macedonia Border Control

Date of Visit: 26 July 2022

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