Four International Airports temporarily closed in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of Today


Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fadil Novalic announced on Tuesday that the crisis staff decided to temporarily close four international airports: Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar.

At the proposal of the Federal Civil Protection Service Crisis Staff, Bosnian Council of Ministers decided to close the aforementioned airports, but not for cargo transport.

Novalic stressed that agencies will also provide financial assistance to all students who remained abroad and advised them to contact the Federal Ministry of Education.

Novalic supported and praised the cantons that are now engaged in this situation.

“Sarajevo Canton has allocated eight million BAM for medical purposes and they have announced cutting wages and I want to congratulate them,” said Novalic.

He also praised the Government of Tuzla Canton, which set a sum of 900,000 BAM for the same purposes.

On March 27th, FlyBosnia’s plane successfully landed at Sarajevo International Airport tonight, returning Bosnian nationals home from Italy, news portal reports.

Bosnian citizens were successfully returned to our country after being “stuck” in Italy during a coronavirus pandemic, and a decision to return was made by the Council of Ministers.

They flew directly from Rome to Sarajevo, and the aircraft staff were dressed in protective suits and were required to wear masks and gloves. The airplane was completely disinfected according to the procedure.

All foreign nationals have also been banned from entering Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of anti-coronavirus measures.

An exception is made only in the case of very rare categories, such as EUFOR, NATO, medical personnel or persons associated with humanitarian aid or other persons with special permission from the State of BiH.

All citizens who arrived from Rome to Sarajevo two days ago are negative for coronavirus, was confirmed to “Avaz” newspapers from the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo. They are accommodated in the Student Center in Bjelave.

As it is known earlier, they are mostly younger people, students. However, all citizens whose samples have been tested must still remain in isolation.

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