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North Macedonia opens border crossings, no coronavirus test, quarantine needed

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 27, 2020
Authorities in North Macedonia gave the okay as of Friday to open all its border crossings to travelers without requiring valid coronavirus test results or mandatory quarantine.
Cases   North Macedonia decided to fully open now
On Tuesday, the government of North Macedonia decided to fully open all border crossings as of Friday for passengers and vehicles, based on the recommendations of the Commission for Infectious Diseases, according to a government press release.

Topics: North Macedoniam coronavirus

On Wednesday, Health Minister Venko Filipce declared to local reporters that the reopening of borders and airports is not considered as high risk for the increase of coronavirus cases.

If people adhere to preventive measures, the risk is minimized, said the minister.

"I believe there is no risk that would cause a rise in the number of diagnosed patients with the control established at borders, including thermal cameras at airports and the way passengers will be interviewed upon entry into the country," Filipce said.

On Thursday, the State Sanitary and Health Inspectorate annulled all decisions made between June 13 and 25 which asked all foreigners and citizens of North Macedonia who entered the country to present a valid negative COVID-19 test.

The Ministry of Health reported on Friday 163 new coronavirus cases, raising the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 5,766, with 2,206 recoveries and 268 fatalities.