Tag: borders
Macedonia 10.11.20 | 09:45

Macedonia, Albania and Serbia to open borders without requiring PCR tests

A memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the fight against Covid-19 was signed Monday in the presence of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and signed by the Prime Ministers of Serbia, Macedonia and Albania – Ana Brnabic, Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama. If some of our citizens find themselves...

Macedonia 30.10.20 | 18:26

Macedonia, Albania and Serbia about to open borders without requiring PCR tests

Macedonia, Serbia and Albania are about to open their borders without the coronavirus test requirement in ten days, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. He informed the public that he spoke with Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama from Albania at a video conference held as part of the Mini Schengen initiative,...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 14:22

Macedonian nationals can enter Slovenia after presenting negative PCR test

Third-country nationals, including nationals of Macedonia, can enter Slovenia after presenting a negative PCR test done in the previous 48 hours, according to the Embassy of Slovenia. The test should be carried out in reference laboratories in the countries, and in Macedonia it is the Institute of Public...

Macedonia 18.09.20 | 09:46

Decision on reopening borders expected next week

Countries in the region are expected to reach a decision on reopening of the borders next week, said Health Minister Venko Filipce. Although the position of the health authorities remained the same last week, a change in the regime of free movement of citizens in the region will be decided on at the...

Macedonia 29.07.20 | 12:13

EU borders expected to remain closed for Macedonians at least until September

Macedonia could be left on the EU black list until September, as the bloc reviews the Balkans and the coronavirus situation in parcel. Serbian media are reporting that given the high infection rate in both countries, the ban for entering the Union will remain in place until at least September. A review...

World 02.07.20 | 10:38

V4: Hungary will ignore the EU list of “safe countries” will only open its border toward Serbia

Except for Serbia, Hungary will ignore the rest of the list of safe countries prepared by the European Union. The list has 14 countries, such as Canada, Australia, South Korea, and regional partners such as Algeria, Serbia and Montenegro, and EU countries were asked to reopen their borders toward these...

Macedonia 27.06.20 | 12:31

Macedonia with Zaev is in a worse situation than third world countries

Setting free from Zaev will mean a more efficient fight against the coronavirus, says VMRO-DPMNE, adding that while Zaev’s government is pursuing politics, racketeering and shady deals, a record number of people in Macedonia are dying and getting sick. While Venko Filipce is making political calculations,...

Macedonia 26.06.20 | 12:33

Macedonia is not on the list of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the EU’s territory

As of Friday, Macedonia is fully reopening its borders, enabling free movement of Macedonian and foreign nationals without the obligation to provide a valid PCR coronavirus test, and without having to be quarantined. The Skopje International Airport and the Ohrid Airport also fully reopen on July 1. Although...

Macedonia 26.06.20 | 09:52

Macedonia reopens borders without coronavirus test, quarantine rules

As of Friday, Macedonia is fully reopening its borders, enabling free movement of Macedonian and foreign nationals without the obligation to provide a valid PCR coronavirus test, and without having to be quarantined. The decision was reached by the Government on Tuesday, based on recommendations of the...

Macedonia 25.06.20 | 17:59

Outrage after top healthcare official brags that he influenced the border decision to bring more Albanian diaspora voters in time for the elections

The statement from Arben Ziberi, head of the Public Health Institute and an important part of the team tasked to propose policies to fight the coronavirus, caused outrage. Ziberi, who comes from the DUI party, boasted how he influenced the Commission on infectious diseases to open the borders so that...

Macedonia 24.06.20 | 12:48

Spasovski: Opening of borders not a political decision

The opening of borders is not a political decision and one related to elections, but based solely on epidemiological analyses and opinion of the Commission for Infectious Diseases, said interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski on Wednesday. Spasovski told a press conference that people must learn to live...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 10:07

Despite the on-going Second Wave, Government considers fully opening the borders

The Macedonian Government announced that it will discuss opening the borders in full during the weekend. Currently, the borders are open for foreign citizens who want to transit – they’re given five hours to reach the exit border crossing they announce while entering. Macedonian citizens...

Economy 15.06.20 | 16:43

Government yet to make decision on reopening borders, airports

The government is yet to make a decision on reopening border crossings and airports, Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski said Monday regarding low-cost airline Wizz Air’s decision to extend the suspension of all flights to and from Macedonia until mid-July. As a member of the Crisis...

World 05.06.20 | 10:32

Central European countries open borders

Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia open their borders starting today. The four countries determined that the coronavirus epidemic is sufficiently under control to allow an end to the restrictions on free movement. Citizens will be allowed to cross the borders without showing a coronavirus...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 18:21

Still early to reopen borders, says Filipce

Health Minister Venko Filipce told a news conference Monday that it’s still too early to reopen borders, adding that authorities are monitoring the situation and will base all future decisions on available data. I think it’s still too early to reopen borders, as that will also pose a risk on neighboring...

Macedonia 31.05.20 | 14:14

Interim PM Spasovski announces reopening of borders soon

The government has asked the Committee for Infectious Diseases to discuss the reopening of borders, Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski said Sunday in Kumanovo after the coordination meeting of MP candidates from SDSM coalition for second election district. The government has asked the Committee...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 23:04

Filipce: Coronavirus testing probably won’t be needed for travels to neighboring countries

We are currently making coordinations at the level of the neighboring countries, we are in a daily communication with Albania, Greece and Bulgaria on how the opening of the borders will take place. One of the proposals is next week to open borders for trips of family members or for official, economic...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 17:54

Filipce: Too early to open borders

It’s still too early to open borders and if they are opened, a great majority of the measures and the benefits from the national strategies could go down the drain, Venko Filipce said Wednesday. The opening of borders must be coordinated between the neighboring countries at least. This is why I visited...

World 09.05.20 | 10:25

European Commission recommends that EU borders remain closed for another month

The European Commission called on EU member states and countries in the Schengen zone to keep the external borders closed for another month. If approved, the ban will apply on non-essential travel from third countries into the Schengen zone, with the hope it would reduce the spread of the coronavirus....

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 11:55

Greece will keep its borders closed for at least another month

The Greek Government ordered its borders closed for all foreign citizens until May 15. The ban applies to Macedonian citizens as well. The borders were closed am month ago, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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