Hours after long queues of freight trucks in Kapshtica, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs has issued a detailed notice regarding restrictions on entry of land passengers to Greece, including border crossings with Albania.

According to the decision published in the Official Gazette of the Greek Government:

Starting today, November 20, 2020, at 06:00 in the morning, the border point in Kapshtica closes. Anyone who has entered Greek territory from this point before 6:00 a.m. today must self-quarantine for a week.

It is allowed to pass people, vehicles, trucks in Kakavija. In case of transfer, one-week compulsory self-quarantine is applied regardless of citizenship and in case of violation, a fine of € 5000 will be applied.

The moving hours in Kakavija are 7:00-23:00 and only 750 people are allowed to cross per day.

Citizens who enter Greece for absolute work needs and leave its territory will no longer be able to enter until the end of the decision period.

Furthermore, citizens entering Greece, in addition to submitting the negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours ago, will also undergo rapid testing by Units of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection and the National Organization of Public Health of Greece.

Persons who test negative can enter the country and go to their destination, based on the PLF document they will submit.

This decision applies only to the above-mentioned land borders, while the air borders remain open. The decision will be in force from 20.11.2020 – 4.12.2020.