Govt tweaks exemptions from quarantine, donates vaccines to COVAX

Ljubljana – The government changed on Friday a decree setting out exemptions from mandatory quarantine after a high-risk contact, so that those vaccinated against Covid-19 will be exempted from this indefinitely for now. The government also decided to donate some 578,300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to COVAX.

Bulgaria will Finally give Vaccines against COVID-19 to North Macedonia

After former Prime Minister Boyko Borissov spoke about donating vaccines against COVID-19 in March and April, and the caretaker government continued talking in June decided on the donation in August, in September the procedure was completed by the Bulgarian institutions by a decision of the National Assembly on Wednesday (September 8).

EU Will Recognize Covid certificates from Turkey, Ukraine and North Macedonia

The EU will recognise national Covid certificates from Turkey, Ukraine and North Macedonia from Friday, opening the way to easier travel for their residents, the European Commission said.

The "equivalence decisions" mean those three countries' certificates will be connected to the bloc-wide EU Digital Covid Certificate system, the EU executive said in a statement.

Slovenia to donate 48,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bosnia

Ljubljana – The government decided on Thursday to donate 48,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a humanitarian aid during the Covid-19 epidemic. The epidemiological situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina is not favourable and only 7.7% of the population was vaccinated with at least one shot until 13 July, the government said.