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Protocol for unimpeded Transit of Nationals of the Republic of Serbia, of the Republic of Kosovo, of Montenegro and of Bosnia and Herzegovina through the Territory of the Republic of North Macedonia

  1. Upon entry in the country via a land border crossing point or a border crossing point for air traffic, for all types of group or individual travel, the nationals of the above referred to countries need to sign a Statement and must afterwards leave the territory of the country within three hours.
    Only nationals of the above referred to countries who enter the territory of the country via land border crossing points, using the route Deve Bair land border crossing point to Kjafasan land border crossing point and vice versa, shall be allowed to have transit duration of upto five hours, when they must leave the territory of the country.
  2. Diplomatic staff of the Republic of Serbia, of the Republic of Kosovo, of Montenegro and of Bosnia and Herzegovina accredited to the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as members of their families do not need to submit a Medical Certificate with a PCR test, both for entry in and for transit of the country.
    Diplomatic staff of the Republic of Serbia, of the Republic of Kosovo, of Montenegro and of Bosnia and Herzegovina who are not accredited to the Republic of North Macedonia but are accredited to another country, as well as members of their families, for transit of the country do not need to submit a Medical Certificate with a PCR test, however they must obligatorily fill in and sign a Transit Statement and must leave the territory of the country within three hours.

  3. Transit shall mean entry at a border crossing point and exit from another border crossing point, while in the course of transit foreign nationals are not allowed to deviate from the designated motorways or regional roads.

  4. Foreign nationals transiting through the country may avail themselves of the facilities at gas stations along their route, being under the obligation to respect all protocols prescribed by the Ministry of Health applied with a view to prevent the introduction and spread of the COVID-19 virus and all duties set forth under said Protocols.
    Companies owning gas stations are under the obligation to implement enhanced controls and supervision of the implementation of and respect for relevant protective and preventive measures.

  5. Loss of the Transit Statement or disrespect of the prescribed time for transit shall have as a consequence referral of foreign nationals, transiting through the territory of the country, to a state quarantine for the purpose of examining their health status and a possible duration of such quarantine up to 14 days.

  6. With a view to facilitating unimpeded transit, the herewith enclosed Statement shall be filled in and signed by foreign nationals upon entry in the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia; the filled in and signed Statement shall be certified by the border police and foreign nationals shall present such signed and certified Statement to the border police upon exit from the territory of the country, in order that the border police examine and control the duration of the transit.

FM Dimitrov at round-table event on “Presentation of the Fundamental Rights Report 2020”

A round-table event on “Presentation of the Fundamental Rights Report 2020: Evaluation of Human Rights Standards in North Macedonia through the prism of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, ahead of the opening of EU accession negotiations” was held today in Skopje, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Policy Institute and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. In his opening remarks, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov underlined the importance of the fulfilment of fundamental rights as a constitutional obligation and an obligation undertaken with international agreements such as the European Convention on Human Rights, foremost for the benefit of citizens, but also as an important prerequisite for joining the European Union. FM Dimitrov: “The EU has two strong magnets of attraction: equally strong as the economic one is the magnet comprised of European values, fundamental human rights, rule of law and democratic principles. Accession negotiations give us the most transformative tool that helps us strengthen all of these values at home. In fact, the fulfilment of fundamental rights as an essential part of the “Fundamentals” cluster in EU negotiations will be the subject of constant evaluation by the European Commission and the member states, that is, metaphorically speaking, fundamental rights will either be the “red brake” or the “engine” in our locomotive towards the EU. Let our first refueling station be the adoption of the Law on Protection against Discrimination!” The round-table was attended by representatives of the civil society and institutions responsible for the fulfilment of fundamental rights, and views on the subject were presented by the Ombudsman and observer at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Idzet Memeti and the Director of the European Policy Institute Simonida Kacarska. The fruitful discussion addressed the report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on North Macedonia, as well as the key challenges in this field before and during EU accession negotiations, cooperation with the civil society sector in promotion and protection of human rights, improvement of the capacities of the institutions in terms of enjoying human rights, application of the human rights approach in the institutional processes, as well as the role of international instruments, oversight mechanisms and technical support in function of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The event was organized based on comparative practices within the EU for promotion of findings of the Report at national level, as well as the importance of raising awareness for the work of the Agency and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

FM Dimitrov meets with newly appointed Ambassador of Germany, Anke Gisela Holstein

Today the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov met with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of North Macedonia, H.E. Anke Gisela Holstein, who presented copies of credentials on this occasion. FM Dimitrov: In addition to intensive bilateral cooperation in the past three years that we are committed to furthering in the future, we eagerly await our joint success as well - the first Intergovernmental conference to be organized particularly during the German Presidency with the Council of the EU. We are grateful for the previous German contribution to building consensus and adopting a positive decision to open EU accession negotiations in March this year.” Wishing her success in the performance of this function, Minister Dimitrov assessed that the previous period marks a particularly dynamic bilateral political dialogue and cooperation in several fields of common interest. Ambassador Holstein reiterated Germany’s support for the realization of our strategic priorities, underlining that although the German Presidency with the Council of the EU is facing the biggest economic challenge in the history of the EU related to the recovery of countries affected by the coronavirus, it will work hard to strengthen the European perspective of our region, thus providing stability and development in the Western Balkans. The interlocutors also discussed the current epidemiological situation and the health challenges faced by our region and beyond, whereupon Minister Dimitrov voiced gratitude to Germany for its support so far against the pandemic in our countries. The meeting also discussed the preparations for holding democratic and fair early parliamentary elections in North Macedonia. 

Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia:

Nikola Dimitrov

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