As of yesterday, Serbian citizens can enter Bulgaria without any restrictions.
Following the decision made by their Health Minister, Serbian nationals can enter Bulgaria without having to show a negative PCR test. Also, quarantine is abolished for Serbian citizens who entered Bulgaria from Serbia from August 20 to August 31. On the other hand, Hungary has banned all foreign nationals from entering since yesterday.
To reduce the number of people infected with the coronavirus, the Hungarian government has closed the borders to all foreigners, except the Czechs, Poles and Slovaks, who can enter with a negative PCR test. Exceptions also apply to state officials who organize official events, users of medical services, foreign students with a certificate that they study regularly, truck drivers on their way home, guests at family gatherings such as weddings and participants in sports, cultural or religious events.
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Citizens of Serbia can enter Hungary without having to produce a negative PCR test, but cannot travel further than 30 kilometres from the border, and can stay in the country for up to 24 hours. As of yesterday, there are three border crossings with Serbia: Reske-Horgos, Tompa-Kelebija and Hercegsanto-Backi Breg.
Three days ago, our country was down-ranked on the so-called red list which includes high-risk countries and has been moved to the yellow list, which includes countries that have more than 40 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants.
If Serbian nationals want to go to Montenegro, they can do so only if they show a negative PCR test or a positive serological ELISA test that shows the presence of antibodies, not older than 48 hours. However, a decision on revoking this decision is expected to made soon so Serbian citizens can enter Montenegro without any restrictions. Serbian national air carrier Air Serbia flies to Tivat and Podgorica in Montenegro from Belgrade.
According to Aleksandar Senicic from the national tourism organization YUTA, Serbian citizens can also to Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania without any restrictions.
“Whoever wants to vacation in Egypt can do so only if they produce a negative PCR test at the border or take one upon arrival in Egypt, which costs $30. If the conducted test is positive, quarantine is obligatory,” says Seničić.
Also, entrance to North Macedonia and Croatia is possible only with a negative PCR test.
Greece still remains close to the Serbian nationals, and that decision has been extended for another two weeks, i.e. until September 15. Since July 5, Greece has closed all road crossings for our citizens, and air traffic, including charter flights, has been suspended.
(Vecernje Novosti, 02.09.2020)
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