Gevgelija, 15 June 2020 (MIA) – After the Bogorodica border crossing between North Macedonia and Greece is open as of Monday only for transit of foreign nationals, many vehicles have crossed the border without any problem, but they have been returned by Greek border police.
Greece’s land borders remain closed until June 30, officials of the Bogorodica border crossing told MIA.
Greece will open borders for tourists starting July 1. Only urgent cases possessing adequate papers can be allowed entry into Greece from North Macedonia.
The government on Saturday adopted a protocol on transit of foreign nationals across the country.
In line with the protocol, until full liberalization of the country’s entry and exit regime, foreign nationals transiting across the territory of North Macedonia can use the border crossings Tabanovce, Deve Bair, Bogorodica, Kjafasan, Blace and the Skopje airport.
“Transit of these persons implies entry at one border crossing and exit at another, while remaining on a respective highway or local road during transit that is to be five hours at most, which shall be confirmed by a statement that foreign nationals complete upon entry and hand over to the border police upon exit in order to control transit time,” the government said in a press release.