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.