The Council of the European Union has decided on Tuesday on the countries whose citizens will be able to travel to member states of the European Union from July 1, and Bosnia and Herzegovina is not on that list.
The list includes Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China conditionally, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.
The decision will be reviewed every two weeks. Croatia added BiH to that list because, as Minister Davor Bozinovic said in Petrinja, the import of viruses from that country is smaller than from Serbia, and the decision is in the interest of the Croatian economy.
By the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia of June 30th this year, citizens of third countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, were allowed to enter Croatia if certain conditions were met, Klix.ba writes.
The decision on the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia, in the case of third-country nationals (including Bosnia and Herzegovina) does not apply to health professionals, health researchers and associates, care professionals for the elderly and persons requiring urgent medical treatment, cross-border workers, carriers of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary, diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, personnel of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions, passengers in transit, persons traveling for tourism or other business reasons or who have another economic interest, and persons traveling for education or other urgent private reasons.
Persons who meet the above conditions are required to register online through the application entercroatia.mup.hr and leave the necessary information in order not to create crowds at border crossings when filling.
Persons who meet the above conditions will be allowed to cross the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia in compliance with general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
This Decision shall enter into force on 1 July 2020 and shall apply until 15 July 2020.