South of the Neretva delta the coastal highway passes the 9km stretch of coast that is actually part of Bosnia-Hercegovina (keep passports handy). This corridor was awarded to the Republic after 1945 in order to give it access to the sea, although it has no strategic or economic value at present – Bosnia-Hercegovina’s trade, such as it is, still goes through Ploče. The corridor’s only real settlement is Neum, an unattractive agglomeration of apartments and hotels. Whether the corridor continues to be of significance largely depends on the future construction of the Dubrovnik-bound motorway, which is scheduled to bypass Neum (and its passport controls) entirely by means of a straits-vaulting bridge to the Pelješac peninsula

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