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Hungary resumes free crossings with Serbia

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 26, 2020
Hungary's foreign minister announced that Serbian and Hungarian nationals may cross the joint border between the two countries freely.
Peter Szijjarto
Minister   Peter Szijjarto
"Today [Monday], we will enable the citizens of Serbia and Hungary to cross the border between the two countries freely without quarantine," said Peter Szijjarto.

Topics: Hungary Serbia

Szijjarto's remarks came after a meeting with Serbia's European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina's Assembly Speaker, Istvan Pasztor.

Pasztor welcomed the border opening as an exceptional success.

"We often say that relations between the two countries are at an all-time high, and this day is a good confirmation of what that means," said Pasztor.

Hungary in early March took countrywide measures to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak, initially banning the entry of travelers from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran before introducing a full border closure.

Serbia has so far registered 11,159 cases with 238 deaths and Hungary 3,756 infections with 491 fatalities.