The Serb entity's authorities lifted on Wednesday the measure of mandatory self-isolation for persons entering Bosnia and Herzegovina through that entity's territory, but the measure is still in place in the Federation entity.
The civil protection authority of the country's Serb-dominated entity, called Republika Srpska (RS), has decided that the obligation of self-isolation ends on May 21, which means that persons entering the entity from abroad will no longer have to undergo a sanitary inspector's examination if they are nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, or show that they have tested negative for the coronavirus no more than 48 hours ago, which foreigners entering the country for business purposes had to do before.
Foreigners are still not allowed to visit the country for private purposes.
In the country's Bosniak-Croat shared entity, called the Federation, the obligation of two-week self-isolation is still in place.
Opening Bosnia and Herzegovina's borders to foreigners depends on the decision by the Council of Ministers, but health authorities in the country assess that the epidemiological situation is stable enough and that the restrictions on crossing borders imposed in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus should no longer be in place.
A total of 2,336 cases of the infection were registered in Bosnia from the start of the epidemic, and in the last 24 hours, there have been 18 new cases, of which 14 in the RS and four in the Federation.
There have been a total of 132 coronavirus-related deaths in the country.