BELGRADE – Opening borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Romania.

In an online meeting with leaders of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania on Tuesday (19 May) President Aleksandar Vučić said Belgrade agreed to open its borders on 1 June with the application of appropriate protective measures, according to a release from Vučić’s office.

During the video conference of representatives of the High Council for cooperation between the four countries, Vučić said that a mutual agreement on easing restrictions at border crossings was among the key elements for boosting the economy, particularly when it comes to tourism.

The participants in the meeting discussed the gradual easing of countermeasures to facilitate the transport of people and goods, as well as for tourists travelling between the four countries.

They also concluded that all four countries had been successfully combating the coronavirus spread and that the opening of borders would enable a quicker recovery of national economies.  

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proposed that the country should open its borders on 1 June for business travels, seasonal workers and members of families living internationally, while tourists would have to wait until 15 June, according to the release. 

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