It that time at the end of the year when immigrants flock back to their homelands in order to spend the holidays with their family members.
This is clearly reflected in the long queues at the countries border points.
Although they were receiving a high influx of travellers, Greek authorities at the Kakavija border points were operating with only two counters open.
On the other side of the border the queue exceeded 7 km in length, with citizens expressed their frustration and disgust at having to wait for such long hours at such low temperatures.
The situation on the Albanian side was quite the opposite, with all counters at both the entry and exit manned, open and functional.
In the last 24 hours, over 6,000 Albanian citizens have entered Albanian territory at the Kakavija border point, while around 2,500 travelled into Greece.
At the Kapshtica border point there were also long queues and extreme wait times. The Greek authorities were operating with 3 open counters, while the Albanian side utilized four.
Kapshtica saw 5420 Albanian citizens re-entered the country in the last 24 hours, while around 656 travelled in the opposite direction.