Tag: tourists
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 01.08.20 | 23:06

Thousands of tourists crowd Ohrid completely ignoring coronavirus restrictions

With the borders closed due to the coronavirus epidemic, thousands of tourists have flocked to Ohrid, Macedonia’s main domestic tourist attraction. Pictures from the lakeside beaches today show complete disregard for social distancing. Hundreds of people would crowd onto a beach, sitting next to...

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 19.07.20 | 15:51

Tourists come to Dojran, bringing the coronavirus with them

With the borders closed and Macedonians forced to vacation at home, many of the citizens of Skopje, which has the highest share Covid-19 cases in the country, are exploring local destinations, and taking the virus with them. Lake Dojran, which is best known as a casino destination for Greek citizens...

Macedonia 17.06.20 | 13:37

Kumanovo crossing: 2.444 people enter Macedonia as the border gradually reopens

A total of 2.444 passengers entered Macedonia through the Kumanovo border crossing in the past 24 hours, as the country allowed transit tourists to go through, mostly on their way to Greece. About half of those who crossed the border were foreign citizens. They have five hours to get to the exit crossing...

Macedonia 17.06.20 | 09:30

Macedonia opens border crossings for transit tourists

The Macedonian Government ordered all border crossings to reopen today, but with serious caveats. Foreign citizens can only enter the country for five hours. This largely is meant to allow tourists from the Balkans and Europe to get to Greece, along the A1 highway, while minimizing their exposure to...

Balkans 15.06.20 | 21:11

Long queue at border as Greece warily opens door to summer tourists

Greece on Monday faced an onslaught of thousands of tourists driving through the only open land border for travellers, stirring fears of the new coronavirus’ spread as the country tentatively begins opening itself up. On the Bulgarian-Greek border, a kilometres-long column of cars with Bulgarian and...

Macedonia 15.06.20 | 09:31

As most of Europe reopens its borders, Macedonia turns into a transit-only country

As EU countries reopen their borders, Macedonia, which is in the midst of a major Second Wave of the coronavirus epidemic, will open only for transit. As most neighboring countries keep their borders closed to Macedonian citizens, our country will allow foreigners to transit for at most five hours starting...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 09:42

Montenegro opens its border for Macedonian tourists

Montenegro updated its list of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter and has added Macedonia to the list. Montenegro, whose economy largely depends on tourism receipts, has used coronavirus statistics as a basis to determine which countries will be put on the white list. Macedonia has some of...

Balkans 05.05.20 | 10:01

Greece will require tourists to get tested before coming to the country

Worried for the important tourism season, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that the country will open its borders on July 1, but with strict safety protocols in place. Greece will allow tourists to come in but on the condition they pass an anti-body test to make sure they’re...

Economy 27.09.19 | 22:51

How will Thomas Cook fallout affect Ohrid tourism?

One of the most renowned travel firm with branches and subsidiaries worldwide, British “Thomas Cook” recently declared bankruptcy. The most affected country in the region is Greece, where according to estimates by the Greek Tourism Confederation, damages to tourism businesses are expected...

Travel 25.03.19 | 17:52

Navagio Beach on Zakynthos unlikely to open for summer

Zakynthos Port Authority is unlikely to give the green light for the opening of the world-famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach this summer after the landslide of September 2018, the Greek Reporter reports. It is unknown whether one of the five most popular beaches in the world will receive the hundreds...