Border between Serbia and Hungary fully open for local citizens

Photo: Hungarian FМ Peter Szijjarto

Hungary opened its southern border for citizens of Serbia and Hungary from Monday morning, Hungarian FМ Peter Szijjarto announced. A similar measure was taken by Serbia on Friday and Budapest decided to answer with the same move, Szijjarto said, adding that the novel coronavirus pandemic was under control in both countries, which allowed the easing of restrictions.

He also reiterated Hungary's long-held stance that Serbia has a place in the EU. But Szijjarto noted that Hungary would continue to show closed doors to illegal migrants, which he called a cornerstone of Hungarian-Serbian cooperation. The Hungarian government was forced to close heavily fortified "transit zones" along its border with Serbia last week after the European Court of Justice ruled that such practice was illegal.

Hungary already allows some movement on other borders although restrictions have not been fully lifted. The country has recorded 3,756 cases of COVID-19 with 491 deaths.

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