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Extension of entry ban

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 October 2020.

Македонски: Продолжување на забраната за влез
За да се ублажат ефектите од ширењето на КОВИД-19 и да се намали епидемијата, на сила е привремена забрана за влез во ЕУ преку Шведска. Владата донесе одлука за продолжување на забраната за влез во земјата до 31 октомври 2020 година.

Shqip: Vazhdimi i ndalesës për hyrje
Për të zbutur efektet e përhapjes së COVID-19 dhe për të zvogëluar shpërndarjen e saj, është në fuqi një ndalesë e përkohshme e hyrjes në BE permes Suedisë. Qeveria sot vendosi të vazhdojë ndalesën për hyrje deri më 31 Tetor 2020. 

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Borders

The borders are open for citizens of North Macedonia (and EU). Upon entry, a negative PCR test or 14-day self-isolation / quarantine is not required.

However, as of July 9, 2020 citizens of Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and BiH who wish to enter North Macedonia need to present upon entry a negative PCR test not older than 72h.

Citizens of Kosovo who wish to transit through North Macedonia need to present negative PCR test not older than 72h.

For citizens of other countries that wish to enter the country via land border for the purpose of transit via the International airports PCR test will not be required - but it is mandatory to show a plane (electronic) ticket and sign a transit statement stating that the person transiting will leave the territory of North Macedonia within three hours. For transit via land the person transiting will have to leave the territory of North Macedonia within five hours.

Advise against non-essential travel

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is lifting its advice against non-essential travel to the United Kingdom as of 14 September 2020.

In previous decisions, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs lifted the advice against non-essential travel to: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cypruss, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland and the Vatican City.

For other countries in the EU, the EEA (European Economic Area) and the Schengen area, the advice against non-essential travel is extended up to and including 23 September 2020.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs previously issued advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the EU/the EEA/the Schengen area/the United Kingdom, such as North Macedonia is extended up to and including 15 November 2020. This decision still applies.

 

Closed borders or far-reaching restrictions on possibilities to enter and leave countries, quarantine provisions and curfews remain a reality in many parts of the world. In this context, geographical distances are important – the further away you travel the greater the risks. For this reason, the decision regarding advice against non-essential travel was extended.

A high degree of personal responsibility must be taken by travellers regardless of where they travel. Before travelling, every traveller should prepare thoroughly, keep well informed about the entry rules that apply and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities when abroad. Those abroad are strongly encouraged to contact their insurance company for correct information about their insurance coverage.

Those who still decide to travel need to be aware that Swedish authorities, including the embassies cannot assist in transport home, should problems arise due to the current situation. 

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14 Sep 2020

Extension of advice against travel

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is lifting its advice against non-essential travel to the United Kingdom. The decision enters into force on 14 September. For other EU, EEA and Schengen countries the advice against non-essential travel to countries outside the is extended until 23 September. The Ministry has previously lifted the advice for non-essential travel to: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Vatican City and Austria.

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