Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina recommends Citizens not to Travel


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a recommendation for Bosnian citizens if they intended to travel to countries affected by the coronavirus.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina calls on all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina to postpone / cancel all their trips abroad, in the coming period, and especially for the next two weeks. A special warning applies to trips to Italy, Iran, the Republic of Korea and China, and to France, Germany and Spain.

If it is a necessary trip, please contact the embassies or consulates of the countries where you intend to travel before traveling.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on citizens to regularly follow relevant information and instructions on the BiH MFA website, which is regularly updated.

All levels of government in Bosnia-Herzegovina claim that the epidemiological situation regarding the country’s coronavirus is not dramatic. In BiH, seven cases of infection with this virus have been confirmed so far, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.

At the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo, samples of three other patients from the city of Zenica were tested.

The two were confirmed to be coronavirus positive. Patients tested positive for a coronary test are the daughter and son-in-law of a woman who was confirmed to have coronavirus the day before.

In the past week, three cases have been confirmed in Banja Luka. The first two cases are of a man who arrived from Italy and his minor son, and the authorities later announced that a man from Celinac was also infected. Yesterday it was confirmed that the daughter of a man from Celinac was also infected.

There are currently 248 people in isolation in the Federation of BiH, and 257 in RS under medical supervision.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has officially banned entry to foreigners coming from the countries where there are most cases of infected people with coronavirus, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.

The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an order to all field offices at our country’s border crossings to ban persons from Italy, Iran, South Korea and certain parts of China, namely the Hubei provinces and the city of Wuhan, from entering the country.

As confirmed by the Border Police, the order was sent to all field offices and they are already acting on it.

The decision came into force immediately after Bosnian Border Police Director Zoran Galic received an official request from Bosnian Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic last night to act in accordance with his authority. Earlier, Minister Radoncic received the full support of the Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija for this decision, as well as the entity Prime Ministers Fadil Novalic and Radovan Viskovic.

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