Bosnia and Herzegovina opens Borders to Neighbouring Countries

June 1, 2020 12:30 PM

Bosnia and Herzegovina will open its borders to citizens of neighboring Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia from June 1st. This was announced at press conference by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, Zoran Tegeltija.

When entering BiH, as he said, the citizens of our neighboring countries will not have to face restrictions in the form of a negative test for coronavirus, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.

“At the last session, we made a decision to allow business people to enter BiH and announced that we would open the border to our neighbors from June 1. The border will be opened without restrictions for neighboring countries – Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia,” Tegeltija pointed out.

As he stated, our neighboring countries were not so kind to us, because BiH citizens are only allowed to enter Serbia for now and there are still significant restrictions for BiH citizens to enter Croatia.

Montenegro is pursuing a special policy on that issue – the citizens of BiH are still not allowed to enter, and we do not know when it will be – said Tegeltija.

Also, as he mentioned, a decision was made today to open airports in Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar for interstate traffic from June 1, in compliance with a certain regime.

Bosnia and Herzegovina will reopen its four international airports – Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar – for commercial flights on Monday, June 1. The country will also reopen its borders to citizens of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. Bosnia and Herzegovina closed its airports for commercial traffic on March 30, 2020 to stem the flow of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

The first passengers who will land at Sarajevo Airport on June 1 in the morning will be those from Riyadh, Jeddah and Antalya, on flights of the domestic airline FlyBosnia and Saudi Flynas.

On the same day, outgoing flights to Antalya, Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait are planned, and from the next day to Doha, Muscat, Budapest, Belgrade …

From June 5, flights to Dubai will be active, and after June 15, when Germany and Austria open their borders, regular flights to Munich and Vienna will return.

From June 5, flights to Dubai will be active, and after June 15, when Germany and Austria liberate their borders, regular flights to Munich and Vienna.

The return of air transport will greatly facilitate travel for Bosnians, but also for foreign tourists, especially ahead of the beginning of the 26th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, which will be held from 14 to 21 August this year.

Representatives of Sarajevo International Airport recently held a meeting with representatives of relevant authorities, health experts and the inspection on measures to be taken during the operation of the airport during the pandemic.

It was agreed that passengers at the airport will be obliged to respect the physical distance and wear gloves, as well as properly dispose of waste and disinfect their hands. Control staff will also be deployed at critical airport locations.

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