Tag: border
Balkans 13.10.20 | 12:33

Greek border remains closed for Macedonian nationals

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for third-country nationals until October 25, 2020, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported Tuesday. Regarding the land borders, the restrictions, “for preventive reasons to protect public health from further spread of Covid-19 on Greek territory”...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 12:44

Macedonian border policy reversal spreads confusion in the region

The sudden policy reversal by the Macedonian Government, which gave up on its announced plan to open the borders for Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin citizens, caused confusion in the region. Media outlets in neighboring countries are still reporting the border as open, even though the move is now restricted...

Macedonia 12.10.20 | 09:46

Regional border reopening initiated by Macedonia fails – only the border with Kosovo will be opened

The attempt to initiate a regional reopening of borders failed. The Macedonian Government announced today that it is revising its decision to open the borders to citizens from Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia. Only Kosovan citizens will be allowed into Macedonia without a coronavirus test, on a reciprocal...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 11:40

Macedonian Government expected to open the border for several neighboring countries

The Macedonian Government is set to make a decision later today on the proposal from the Committee on infectious diseases that the borders with Albania, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro are opened without requiring a coronavirus test for their citizens. Macedonia is pushing for a simultaneous regional reopening...

Macedonia 05.10.20 | 10:26

Proposal to open Macedonia’s borders for citizens of Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia

The Committee on infectious diseases proposed that Macedonia opens its borders for entries from Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro without requiring PCR tests. Even as the Government and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce insist that the coronavirus crisis is getting worse every day, this proposal...

Macedonia 13.09.20 | 21:07

207 new Covid-19 cases in Greece: Border remains closed for Macedonian citizens at least until October

In the past 24 hours, 207 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in Greece, almost 100 less than yesterday, bringing the total number of infections to 13,240. Information coming from Serbia, citing sources from Brussels, the Greek border will remain closed for travels from Serbia and Macedonia until...

Balkans 06.09.20 | 09:16

Albania considers holding a referendum on the Greek expansion into its territorial waters

Albanian President Ilir Meta has raised the issue of holding a referendum after Greece unilaterally decided to expand its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from six to 12 miles. Meta met with civil society representatives to discuss the issue, and they announced they are calling for a referendum....

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 10:29

With Greek border closed until mid September, some Macedonian tourists are turning toward Albania

With the Greek border toward Macedonia, Albania and Turkey kept closed for the news two weeks, the next chance for a review of the decision comes on September 15. Greece only allows tourists and visitors from EU member states and a list of approved countries to enter through the Kulata border crossing...

World 29.08.20 | 16:16

V4: Strict new border measures will stop the spread of the virus, Orban says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met with officials in charge of security and border control to discuss the tough new measures that ban entry of foreign citizens. The goal is to prevent the expected Second Wave of the coronavirus. We must stop the virus from crossing the border. We still have time...

World 28.08.20 | 21:14

Hungary closes its borders to all foreign visitors to stop the spread of the coronavirus

The Hungarian Government ordered the borders closed again,starting September 1, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Hungarian citizens returning to the country will be quarantined for 14 days, or until they have two negative tests in a row. All foreign citizens will be banned from entering the...

Macedonia 28.08.20 | 20:53

Greece will keep its border closed for Macedonians until mid September

Greece extended its ban for entry of Macedonian and other regional citizens for two more weeks. With the latest order, the ban that includes Macedonia and Albania, will last until mid September. Macedonians have already given up on going to Greece for their vacation with some exploring the Macedonian...

Macedonia 19.08.20 | 09:33

Serbia is building a fence on a stretch of its border with Macedonia often used by illegal migrants

Serbian authorities began to erect a fence on the border with Macedonia, in the area of Presevo. This part of the border is notorious for the frequent movement of illegal migrants, who cross Macedonia after entering through Greece, and use villages on the Macedonian side of the border as staging grounds...

Balkans 14.08.20 | 23:22

PCR tests required for Macedonian nationals upon entering Kosovo, announced border opening relates to customs procedures

Friday’s decision by the Kosovo government to open its borders with Macedonia, Albania and Serbia relates to the facilitation of certain customs procedures with these countries and not that the PCR tests for Macedonian nationals will be scrapped, a government official has told MIA. Halil Matoshi, Deputy...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 10:32

Greece will keep the border closed for Macedonian citizens until the end of August

After media outlets announced that Greece will open its border for Macedonian citizens who can provide a recent negative coronavirus test starting on Monday, today Greece revealed that the border will remain closed until the end of August. This puts an end to any expectations that something could be...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 13:59

Greece opens its border for Macedonian citizens on Monday – negative test required

Greece announced it will open its border for Macedonian citizens starting August 17, provided they show a negative recent coronavirus test. The announcement aims to save what little can be saved from the summer season, during which Macedonian tourists are important guests in the northern Greek seaside...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 16:39

No beach in August either – Greece will keep its border with Macedonia closed

Greece said that it will keep the border with Macedonia closed, for the rest of the summer season, effectively putting an end to any hopes that Macedonians will get to go to their preferred summer destination. The rest of the EU also keeps the borders closed to Macedonia, but one EU member, Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 15:23

Greece will keep its border closed for Macedonian citizens at least until mid August

The Greek Government ordered its border closed for Macedonian citizens until August 15. The European Union in general put Macedonia on the black list until the end of August, but individual EU members can change the decision, and Bulgaria already opened its border – provided that the arriving Macedonian...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 14:54

Bulgaria opens its border for Macedonian tourists, provided they show a negative recent corona test

Bulgaria decided to open its border for Macedonian citizens, provided that they present a recent negative coronavirus test. While the EU keeps its borders closed for Macedonians, Bulgaria decided to make an exception. Other countries that will be exempt are Moldova, Israel, Serbia and Kuwait. The Bulgarian...

Macedonia 16.07.20 | 00:49

Bulgaria closes border with Macedonia because of the coronavirus crisis

Bulgaria announced it is closing its border with Macedonia for all arrivals, regardless of their citizenship. The reason for this is the badly deteriorating coronavirus situation in Macedonia. The new regime is in place for the second half of July, starting Thursday. Macedonian citizens will only be...

Macedonia 03.07.20 | 15:13

Politicians pressure the healthcare experts, insist to keep the borders with Kosovo and Serbia open

A fierce dispute erupted during the meeting of the Committee on infectious diseases today, and it failed to reach agreement on whether to propose closing the borders to Serbia and Kosovo. Both Macedonia and these neighboring countries are experiencing a huge spike in coronavirus cases, but keeping the...

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