May 31, 2020 - The Institute of Public Health (IJZ) has updated the list of countries from which arrival and stay in Montenegro will be allowed from June 1. Northern Macedonia and Ireland are no longer on the list, in which, after the cases confirmed today, the coronavirus case rate has increased.
The list includes:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Chad, Central African Republic , Czech Republic, Denmark, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Esvatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Philippines, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Greenland, Georgia, Guyana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iceland, East Timor, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Yemen, Jordan, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Kenya, China, Kyrgyzstan, Comoros, Congo, Kosovo, Costa Rica , Cuba, Laos, Lesotho, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Hungary, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Myanmar, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger , Nigeria, Nicaragua, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Ivory Coast, Pak Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Slovak Republic, Rwanda, Seychelles, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Syria, Slovenia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
IJZ states that the decision to mitigate the measures was based on three groups of criteria, respecting the EU recommendations.
"These are primarily epidemiological criteria, as a primary group of indicators that should indicate that the spread of the disease has slowed significantly in certain countries. A steady reduction in the number of new cases, hospitalization rates, and the number of patients in units has been taken into account.
"Epidemiological assessment and analysis of the disease showed that the rate of active cases from 25 per 100,000 inhabitants indicates the level of local transmission which represents an acceptable risk for unhindered movement and stay of the inhabitants of these countries in Montenegro," the IPH states.
The second group of indicators is the capacities of Montenegro's health system, primarily those related to adequate epidemiological processing, as well as possible clinical care of the potential influx of imported cases, including capacities for hospitalization, evacuation, transport and transport and contact monitoring, the Institute added.
The last group of criteria referred, as they say, to the availability of testing capacity that would be necessary for the timely detection and monitoring of possible re-spread of the virus.
"Based on such defined criteria, we have reduced the risk of making decisions based on assumptions or incomplete information or ad hoc decision-making that would at this time and this level of disease threaten the public health of all citizens of Montenegro. We are aware that before this first phase of border easing, many families were separated and cut off from each other for a long time. If we all managed to stay saved for so long, we are sure that few more days or weeks, when many states will manage to reach our criteria, will not represent a great sacrifice that we will all make together, no matter which side of the border we are on ", conclude the Institute.
Source: Vijesti Online