Macedonia opens border crossings and airports for traffic

The government of Macedonia will open its land borders on Friday (June 26), local media reported. Also the airports will be open for passengers, but some day later from July 1st.

The decision was taken at a government meeting and is based on the recommendations of the Commission for Infectious Diseases, according to a press release.

Macedonian borders and airports were shut down mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent regional outbreaks have pushed back the opening of the borders.

At the meeting, the government decided to fully open on June 26 all border crossings for passengers and vehicles without presenting a PCR tests and without asking for home isolation or mandatory state quarantine.

According to the press release, all bars and restaurants will be allowed to operate in their indoor areas through an appropriate work protocol on June 26.

In addition, the government decided to allow all gyms to open as of June 26 and shopping malls can operate on Sundays.

On Tuesday, the Health Ministry reported 118 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 5,314, with 2,048 recoveries and 251 fatalities.

German translation/Deutsche √úbersetzung