Serbia criticizes Montenegro for keeping border ban on Serbs

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro, the first European country to declare itself free from the coronavirus infection, plans to open its borders for citizens of several European states. But not to its former ally Serbia. The decision drew angry reaction from Serbian officials on Tuesday. Montenegro’s prime minister said the borders will be opened as of June 1 for citizens of countries that meet its entry criteria: to currently have at most 25 COVID-19 patients per 100,000 inhabitants. Premier Dusko Markovic said nations that meet the criteria are Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Albania and Greece. Serbia’s foreign minister says the move fuels anti-Serb sentiment.