Montenegro shuts down land border with Albania, as COVID-19 cases soar

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Montenegro shuts down land border with Albania, as COVID-19 cases soar

Montenegro has closed its land border with Albania once again after soaring new COVID-19 cases.

The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs in Montenegro announced the news on Saturday, as the country will review the list of countries which will be allowed entrance at the Montenegrin borders.

“Given the growing number of active cases in our country, which currently surpass 700, Montenegrin authorities have decided to shut down land borders with Albania and allow only transit passages in the territory for citizens that present documentation proving that they are negative for COVID-19, for a 48-hour time frame”.

The following categories will be exempt:

  • health professionals, medical researchers
  • Transport of goods personnel
  • Diplomats, international organization, military and humanitarian assistance personnel
  • Special categories for transit purposes only
  • Persons asking for international protection in Montenegro, or other humanitarian reasons

The new regime will be validated on Sunday, June 21st 2020 and will be valid until a second announcement, declared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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