Greece will impose a temporary ban on the entry of Serbian citizens starting on Monday at 6am, due to the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in the neighboring country.
The ban will last until July 15, and includes all entry points. Only essential travel is permitted.
Serbia declared a state of emergency in Belgrade on Friday, after a surge of cases reported in the capital.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić called on citizens to cancel their travel plans to Greece.
Furthermore, Greece’s alternate government spokesperson Anastasia Peloni said that the country was working with relevant authorities to analyze and constantly assess the epidemiological data in order to receive foreign visitors without compromising public health.