Update Covid 19 Ohrid – Macedonia 24 -05-2020
Today at 11:00, the 42-hour curfew on the territory of the entire country enters into force, as part of the measures of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. The ban will last until Tuesday, by 05:00.
Country borders are expected to open in mid-June. The screening should end this week, and from next week the kindergartens will start working.
What is especially important for Ohrid, as the largest tourist place in the country, is certainly the date on which the catering facilities will come into operation. Officially, they will open next week, but there is no official confirmation. The hospitality industry has only received the protocol, i.e. the way they have to work after the opening of the summer terraces.
Diverse flights are planned to Ohrid airport in June. We hope there won't be any changes. Please check your travel agency for more information.
Update Covid 19 Ohrid – Macedonia 13-05-2020
Yesterday the Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, assessed the coronavirus situation in the country as stable.
As of today, dental practices, sports shops and other counter shops, educational centers, adult training and seminars, and driving schools are starting to function.
The government is expected to approve a plan to open restaurants and bars next week, but this will depend on the situation and compliance with the measures.
The opening of the hotels, is scheduled for week 22. This too will depend on the development of the situation.
At the moment, the curfew is still in effect. Step by step, however, measures will be made more flexible, depending on the situation.
Source: Ohrid Press
Update Covid 19 Ohrid – Macedonia 10-05-2020
No new cases of COVID19 coronavirus cases have been registered in Ohrid for more than 20 days. The Center for Public Health in Ohrid announced that there are no more active COVID19 patients in Ohrid and Debrca.
The total number of COVID19 diagnosed in Macedonia since the beginning of the epidemic is 1,642, the number of recovered patients is 1,136, the death toll is 91, and currently the number of active cases in the country is 415. So far, a total of 19,096 COVID 19 tests have been made in Macedonia
The trend of new cases with COVID19 in the last two days, as indicated, will be considered at the meeting of the Commission for Infectious Diseases on Monday (11.05.2020), after which new recommendations will be given to the Government for further action in relation to the measures. Citizens are urged to adhere to the measures consistently, to comply with the ban on groups larger than two people, to keep a distance of at least two meters and to wear protective equipment (in case the space between citizens is less than prescribed)
TAV Macedonia recently stated that they are preparing to open airports in the country, pending the exact date and decision of the competent institutions, which are in coordination with the international aviation authorities where activities are underway to find the most appropriate unified solutions for air transport of passengers. The airline is also waiting for official information from the Government and the competent aviation authorities so that they can confirm their planned routes from Skopje and Ohrid. The destinations and frequency of flights this year will also depend on the internal organization and the decisions of the airlines, because they, as part of the airline business, are significantly affected by the crisis with the virus.
It has been announced that the catering sector in Ohrid will soon start work and some of them have started preparing the facilities for opening.
- According to initial announcements, the measures will provide for the detention of up to four people at one table, not necessarily from the same family, but at a certain distance between two tables or with a Plexiglas or glass border.
- the bars and restaurants can be able to work only under special hygienic conditions, in open spaces/teracces.
- Food and drinks served be served in desinfected dishes and glasses. Using disposable plates and glasses may beo ne of the options as well.
- The opening hours of the coffee bars and restaurants will be until 18:00 or 19:00.
Source: Ohrid Press