Tegeltija: For now, BiH will not be closing its borders

Tegeltija: For now, BiH will not be closing its borders

BANJA LUKA, March 19 (FENA) – Bosnia and Herzegovina will not close its borders at this time, stated today the BiH Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija.

At the announcement of the Republic of Serbia that it would close the border to our country, except for cargo transport, Tegetija told reporters in Banja Luka that BiH has not made such a decision.

It is important, he said, to continue the unhindered movement of goods.

“I hope that they will understand the message that there are a large number of people using medical services on one side or the other, in order to provide them with free movement,” Tegeltija said.

He said that BiH supports the reduction of the number of border crossings with Croatia because the current situation requires a great deal of involvement of health care workers.

“We have previously asked the Republic of Croatia to reduce the number of border crossings at which international traffic is taking place so we could control them better. They were not willing to do it at that moment, and now that country is introducing much more restrictive measures,” Tegeltija said.

For some of the border crossings, he added, there will be joint quarantine settlements, for persons entering BiH from countries where the coronavirus epidemic is peaking.