Filter for Bosnia and Herzegovina Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-27 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
declared state of epidemic in Brcko disctrict
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2020-07-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public gatherings are prohibited in Brcko district
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2020-07-16 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Starting July 16, BiH borders are open for citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries
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2020-07-16 In Public health measures: Testing policy
travelers must provide negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (this does not apply to Croatian citizens) for entry
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2020-06-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The public health institutes of the cantons are instructed to strengthen the epidemiological surveillance
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic package with total of 1,850,000 convertible marks
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gathering of up to 300 persons allowed
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreigners who are children and spouses of BiH are allowed to enter BiH
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Business people will be allowed to enter BiH with a valid negative test result from the past 48 hours
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Pools, wellness and spa centers in the Federation of BiH are allowed to operate
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2020-05-28 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shopping malls are reopening
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Trainings and sports and recreational activities in sports facilities allowed again
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Playrooms and birthday parties for children allowed again
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2020-05-24 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder to continue to adhere to preventative measures
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2020-05-22 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew abolished
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2020-05-20 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14 days isolation upon arrival from abroad lifted
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Playgrounds as well as outdoor sports to reopen/resume
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Kindergartens to reopen
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2020-05-18 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of emergency lifted
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Kindergartens to reopen
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Gym and recreation centers to reopen
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2020-05-15 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew for people over 65 has been lifted
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2020-05-15 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Gloves are no longer mandatory indoors in Republika Srpska
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendations for staff and visitors to wear masks at all cultural institutions
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder of the responsibility of each person
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2020-05-14 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Persons under the age of 18 and over the age of 65 may move without restrictions, in compliance with the prescribed hygienic and epidemiological measures.
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2020-05-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension until 30th May: Ban on public gatherings with minimum amount of space per person kept
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2020-05-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Extension until further notice: the activation of federal special protection untis
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Cinema, museums, theaters, concert halls, art galleries allowed to reopen
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Extension until 30th May: Disinfection efforts on public transport and ambulances
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension until 30th May: Ban on visits to social service institutions
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Extension until further notice: The requirement of all health institutions to install a 24h helpline focused on psychological support
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2020-05-14 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
Extension until 30th May: Visits refugee-reception centers, temporary reception centers and the asylum center banned
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Extension until further notice
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Extension until further notice: Mandatory face mask wearing in all public spaces and public indoor faciltiies
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2020-05-14 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until 30th May: Closure of shopping malls (except for food stalls)
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Extension until further notice: All protégés in social protection institutions and penitentiary institutions are still not allowed to be visited or leave the facility
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Kindergartens and private dental clinics to reopen
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Certain outdoor sports activities to reopen
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport including regional and national taken up again
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2020-05-14 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of up to 15 persons indoors allowed again
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Masks, gloves and temperature measurement are mandatory before taking the driving test
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear gloves in public places
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2020-05-12 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Call centre for health questions closed due to gradual uptake of normal rhythm in health system
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew from 11pm-5am (excludes critical employees)
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Government covers the testing costs for students that study outside BiH
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants to reopen from 7 am - 7 pm
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport including regional and national taken up again
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Now gatherings of up to 50 people (instead of 3) are allowed again, mass gatherings still prohibited
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
When entering through Srpska people don’t need to quarantine in tents but at home and tests will only be conducted if symptoms show
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Normal working hours of public administration
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Kindergartens and pre-schools to reopen
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hairdressing salons, private dental practices, fitness centres and outdoor gyms to reopen
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants to reopen under strict regulations
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hairdressing salons, as well as to economic entities that deal with the sale of clothes are allowed to reopen under strict regulations
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of up to 50 persons are allowed again (up from 3)
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Isolation time when entering the country reduced from 28 to 14 days
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2020-05-10 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Commercial testing made available (e.g. for persons intending to travel across borders) at the cost of 200 KM
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2020-05-09 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Trebevic cable car starts reopening with a maximum of 3 passangers per gondola
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2020-05-09 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Specific guidelines for the sectors that are reopening established and mandatory for implementation
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2020-05-09 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Tuzla Airport to reopen for flights of BiH citizens to their work places abroad
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2020-05-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The law consists of 16 articles aimed at mitigating the economic impact, including subsidies of 244.85 KM per month per employee; default interest on public revenues suspended; bligation to pay an advance on income tax for business entities or self-employed suspended; guarantee fund implemented of up to 80,000,000 KM
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2020-05-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Courts are reopening
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension until 29.05.2020: Deadline for submitting applications for subsidies extended
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Health insurance for citizens of the BiH is financed by the government for those that cannot afford it themselves during the COVID-19 times
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2020-05-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until further notice: closure of hotels, hostels and cinemas, theaters, children’s playrooms, as well as the work of professional sports teams.
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2020-05-07 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear gloves in public places lifted
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2020-05-07 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Temporary curfew, valid from yesterday 3pm due to St. George’s Day celebration, lifted
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2020-05-07 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew hours changed to 10pm - 5am
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Temporary curfew from 3pm until 5am next day due to St. George’s Day celebration
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Higher education institutions are recommended to finish school year online
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Driving schools to reopen and craft activities (not applicable to hair salons and others)
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Libraries (without reading rooms), museums and galleries
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Call for sustained commitment to measure, despite gradual opening
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Equipment and clothing stores for infants and clothing for children up to six years old are allowed to reopen
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2020-05-03 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Suspension of temporary curfew that started on 1st May
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2020-05-03 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Max of 5 persons allowed together lifted
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2020-05-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ban on gathering of more than three persons
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2020-05-03 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Some stores and services allowed to reopen
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Max of 5 persons together allowed from 1-3 May
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2020-05-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
For period 1-3 May, curfew implemented from 10pm to 5 am
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2020-04-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Exemptions of three-person gathering maximum: an action traditionally organized to mark significant dates (not applicable to May 1) or official action or any action which persons are required to perform in accordance with the regulations
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2020-04-30 Out Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
The three person max gathering limit installed that previously also affected funerals, has now been amended to exempt funerals
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
In any public spaces where people come together
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
General guidelines for specific sectors to develop to translate general recommendations (e.g. minimum distance) for specific services (e.g. hairdressers)
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The importance of the immunization week despite corona, call for getting children vaccinated
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2020-04-30 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ban on the gathering of citizens in Ficibajero, Islamovac, Interplet and other picnic areas and public places where citizens traditionally gather and celebrate on May 1st.
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Quarantine conditions for home-based quarantine established for persons arriving from outside the BiH, if those are not met, they will be provided a public quarantine facility
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2020-04-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until 15th May: closure of cinemas, museums, theaters, concert halls, art galleries, public swimming pools and baths, sports centers, spas, fitness centers
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2020-04-29 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension until 15th May: Gathering in public playgrounds, playrooms, parks and other public areas is still prohibited
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2020-04-29 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until 15th May: limited public transport capacity
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Online risk assessment tool implemented to guide people for testing
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Call for sustained commitment to measure, despite gradual opening
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
On the risks between smoking and COVID-19
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
People over 65 can go out three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 9am to 1pm.
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays movement is allowed for children under 18 from 2pm until the curfew begins at 8pm.
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2020-04-27 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
For people over 65 and under 18 in public spaces
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic measures for sports associations, not previously covered, established
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2020-04-24 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
General curfew expired
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Special regulations for safety measures in shops and stores established, e.g. including 2m minimum distance
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2020-04-21 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Support to refugees and returnees
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2020-04-18 In Public health measures: General recommendations
To keep being aware that avoiding large gatherings and contact with vulnerable persons is the most critical components of the response
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Assistance packages (250 in total) with essentials (food, etc.) for vulnerable refugee groups
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Covering of all health costs of COVID-19 patients
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government subsidize contributions and taxes and pay minimum wages for all employees of the companies impacted by Covid-19
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Psychological centres are available for psychological via phone
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Increased testing of health care workers
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Benefits package for disabled persons and victims of war
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Quarantine period may be reduced from 28 to 14 days, after a negative test results has been taken after 14 days
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2020-04-09 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Municipality decided to not let people enter that are not tested negative for corona
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
government will pay minimum salaries for all employees in April in sectors closed by the government
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Tents at border crossings established for temporary quarantine until decision on next steps
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2020-04-06 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Temporary easing of the curfew for those aged 65+ from April 6 through Friday, April 10, from 8am to 12pm; including general recommendation to public to limit movement during those times
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
FBiH Government Redirects KM 21 Million to Healthcare for Medical Equipment
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2020-04-04 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of emergency declared
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2020-04-03 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
Thousands of migrants transferred to a remote camp and are under complete lockdown, preventing them to leave the facility for any reason
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Additional funding for the cantons
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2020-03-31 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
General curfew expired
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Testing policy
The physicans determine who should get tested
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2020-03-30 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
From 2000 until 0500
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Systematic disinfection of the Federation of BiH begins, starts from Konjic
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Health information platform established with up-to-date cases and recoveries
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Testing of suspected cases, defined as symptoms of respiratory disease with travel history or connection to case and not other diagnosis
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Postponed payments for business tax from end-March to end-June, while speeding up tax and SSC refunds
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 28 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting.; people in self-isolation that do not comply may be identified and published online with their name and residency
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government owned properties reduce rent by 50%
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension until further notice: school closures
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Temporary closure of 4 airports
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax Administration enables the deferral of tax payments, to ensure liquidity
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Additional funds for five hospitals released
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2020-03-22 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Movement from 6pm to 5am banned
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
24 hours curfew for those 65+
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
General curfew of 2000 to 0500
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
those under the age of 18 and over the age of 65 must stay in their homes until 31 March
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
The spread of misinformation online will be monitored and fined
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
An emergency fund from national and sub-national governments is being implemented to cover companies; banks further pause loan payments for all legal and natural entities affected by corona; they emphasise that their liquidity is ensured
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Border closure to Serbia
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Strengthening of sanitary screenings at border crossings, particularly at sea borders
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Make 30 million KM additionally available for university clinical centres to combat the virus
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
From 2000 until 0500
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Declared by the government of the Federation of BiH
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Situation of emergency declared
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government freezes price for essential goods and medical products to the level of March 5th
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Companies are adviced to promote working from home, adapt stricter hygiene practises, cancel travels and meetings, allow parents of children below 10 time off-work, reorganize work
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax reductions on income tax according to the type of employment; set to last until end of year
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closure of all restaurants and cafes in the city
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Travelers coming from certain regions are banned from entry: provinces of China (Wuhan), South Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Public disinfection
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation for all citizens to cancel international travel plans, particularly to the countries affects. No forced implementation
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Interdiction to visits to hospitals
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Interdiction to visit old people retreats
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
People coming from China, Italy, South Korea and Iran
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People coming from France, Germany, Spain
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People returning from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Germany, France and Spain under 14 days quarantine
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sports events cancelled or no visitors allowed
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Cultural institutions to close
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ban on health professionals to leave the country
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
It is recommended that family members of health personell do not travel abroad
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: General recommendations
For people that have been or had close contact in the last 14 days with people who came from Iran, South Korea, China or Italy, should contact the health authorities
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2020-02-24 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Health screenings at external borders and for persons arriving from China
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