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In order to consider that an internal protection alternative is available in the country of origin of the applicant, it is not enough for the case officer to identify a safe part in the country. The applicant must be able to safely and legally travel to that part of the country and gain admittance thereto.


  • Safely travel. There is a safe route that the applicant can practically travel through without undue difficulty so that he or she can access the safe area in the country of origin without serious risks.
  • Legally travel. There are no legal obstacles that prevent the applicant from travelling to the safe area.
  • In particular, if the applicant needs to pass through a third country to access the safe area, he or she must be legally able to do so.
  • Gain admittance. The applicant is allowed to access the safe area by the actor(s) controlling it.