Serbia Closes Main Airport for Passenger Flights

The news article at the bottom of this post was published by the Associated Press on March 19, 2020. To read the entire article, which includes updates from other countries like Croatia and Hungary, visit

Ana Marija and I are closely monitoring the situation and are exploring our options for our wedding which is planned to be in Serbia. We see that it is still possible for the situation to improve by May 31, so we are still keeping our current plans in place until things become more certain. We will update you as soon as we can in the event that our plans change. To reiterate our previous post, if you have bought tickets to the wedding, we strongly suggest that you get travel insurance to cover any travel costs that might be nonrefundable.

We love you all, and are praying for you! Even as everyone is taking the necessary precautions, may we remember and be encouraged that our God is in control and that Jesus has conquered sin and death!



“BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has closed its main airport for all passenger flights and is considering a complete shutdown of its land borders in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“The government says Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade was closed for all but cargo flights. The other Serbian civilian airport in the central city of Nis was closed on Wednesday.

“Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic says the complete closure of the borders is being considered because some 70,000 Serbs and their families working in West European countries have returned to Serbia in the last four days despite appeals by authorities not to do so. It created huge traffic jams on the borders with Croatia and Hungary.

“He says all those arriving will selfisolate or be sent to quarantines set up on different locations.

“Serbia, with 97 coronavirus cases confirmed so far, has introduced some of the toughest restrictive measures in Europe. They include an overnight curfew for all citizens and a ban on leaving their homes for all those older than 65.”

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