Western Balkans agree to work on a joint border-crossing protocol

The Western Balkans have agreed to work on a joint border-crossing protocol, North Macedonia’s Health Minister Venko Filipče confirmed yesterday in a Facebook post (27 September).

Meanwhile, all Balkan countries are still discussing a plan to reopen their borders simultaneously, after they align their entry requirements with the idea of opening the region’s borders to travellers without requiring them to take a COVID-19 PCR test, the health minister added.

“I sincerely hope we will exchange relevant information, and take a stance according to the exact epidemiological situation in the region, including Bulgaria and Greece,” he added.

“It is true that over the past few weeks I promised several times that we would reach a decision, but unfortunately we were waiting for our neighbours to respond. Their answers finally arrived last week,” Filipče was quoted as saying by the MIA state agency.

(EURACTIV.rs  betabriefing.com)

Subscribe to our newsletters

Subscribe