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Coronavirus - what to do?

13 March 2020 Events and Discussions

We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from traveling abroad unless absolutely necessary.

For the attention of all compatriots who are abroad or planning a trip, we recommend:

- Follow the information, warnings and advice published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

- The information can also be found in the Situation Center Directorate and Travel-by-Country section.

- Follow the recommendations and instructions of the authorities in the country in which they are located.

- If in need of assistance, contact our 24/7 phones: +359 2 948 24 04; +359 2 971 38 56 and our email [email protected]

 

Information on the measures taken in Bulgaria can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health: https://www.mh.government.bg/en/

 


ORDINANCE No. РД-01-274 of 21 May 2020. Pursuant to Articles 61(2), 63(4), (5) and (11) and 63c of the Health Act, Article 73 of the Code of Administrative Procedure and in connection with the emergency epidemic situation declared by Council of Ministers Decision No 325 of 14 May 2020 and the proposal of the Chief State Health Inspector to introduce relevant measures on the territory of Bulgaria


ORDER No РД-01-249 of 3 May 2020 amending and supplementing Order No РД-01-124 of 13 March 2020, previously amended and supplemented by Order No РД-01-131 of 17 March 2020, Order No РД-01-139 of 19 March 2020, Order No РД-01-144 of 22 March 2020, Order No РД-01-154 of 26 March 2020, Order No РД-01-168 of 30 March 2020, Order No РД-01-169 of 31 March 2020, Order No РД-01-172 of 2 April 2020, Order No РД-01-195 of 10 April 2020, Order No РД-10-197 of 11 April 2020, Order No РД-01-225 of 20 April 2020, Order No РД-01-228 of 21 April 2020, Order No РД-01-238 of 26 April 2020 and Order No РД-01-247 of 1 May 2020


ORDER No РД-01-185 of 7 April 2020 supplementing Order No РД-01-200 of 9 July 2019, previously amended and supplemented by Order No РД-01-247 of 23 August 2019, Order No РД-01-262 of 16 September 2019, Order No РД-01-282 of 8 October 2019, Order No РД-01-303 of 28 October 2019, Order No РД-01-334 of 22 November 2019, Order No РД-01-341 of 27 November 2019, Order No РД-01-365 of 10 December2019, Order No РД-01-6 of 9 January 2020, Order No РД-01-48 of 5 February 2020, Order No РД-01-50 of 7 February 2020, Order No РД-01-92 of 17 February 2020, Order No РД-01-151 of 25 March 2020 and Order No РД-01-164 of 27 March 2020


ORDER No РД-01-184 of 6 April 2020 Pursuant to Article 63 of the Health Act, Article 73 of the Administrative Procedure Code and Article 29 of Regulation No 21/2005 on the Procedure for Registering, Notifying and Reporting on Communicable Diseases, in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation due to the spread of COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020


ORDER No РД-01-179 of 6 April 2020 Pursuant to Article 63 of the Health Act and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation due to the spread of COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020


ORDER No РД-01-183 of 6 April 2020 Pursuant to Article 61(2) and Article 63(1), (3), (5), (6) and (7) of the Health Act, Article 73 of the Administrative Procedure Code and Article 29 of Regulation No 21/2005 on the Procedure for Registering, Notifying and Reporting on Communicable Diseases, in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation due to the spread of COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020 and in connection with the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council COVID-19: Temporary Restriction on Non-Essential Travel to the EU dated 16 March 2020, СОМ(2020) 115, the guidelines and practical guidance of the Commission dated 16 March 2020 and 30 March 2020 relevant to the spread of COVID-19, and in view of the recommendations of the National Operational Headquarters established under Order No Р-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria,


ORDER No РД-01-167 of 30 March 2020 supplementing Order No РД-01-143 of 20 March 2020, previously amended and supplemented by Order No РД-01-153 of 25 March 2020 Pursuant to Article 63(1) of the Health Act and Article 73 of the Administrative Procedure Code and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation due to the spread of the COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020,


 

ORDER No РД-01-166 of 30 March 2020 repealing Order No РД-01-132 of 17 March 2020, previously supplemented by Order No РД-01-135 of 17 March 2020 Pursuant to Article 63(1) of the Health Act and in connection with a recommendation of the National Operational Headquarters established under Order No Р-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria,


ORDER No РД-01-165 of 27 March 2020 amending and supplementing Order No РД-01-129 of 16 March 2020 Pursuant to Article 61(2) and Article 63 of the Health Act and Article 73 of the Administrative Procedure Code and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation due to the spread of the COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020, as well as the recommendation of the National Operational Headquarters established under Order No Р-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria,


ACT ON THE MEASURES AND ACTIONS DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH THE DECISION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF MARCH 13th, 2020 In force from 13.03.2020 until the state of emergency is lifted


ORDER No РД-01-154 of 26 March 2020 Amending Order No РД-01-124 of 13 March 2020, previously amended and supplemented by Order No РД-01-1З1 of 17 March 2020, Order No РД-01-1З9 of 19 March 2020 and Order No РД-01-144 of 22 March 2020. On the authority of Article 63 of the Health Act and Article 73 of the Administrative Procedure Code, considering the complications occurring in the epidemic situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 in the territory of Bulgaria, in the context of the state of emergency declared by a Decision by the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria on 13 March 2020 and the recommendations of the National Operational Headquarters established by Order No Р-З7 of 26 February 2020 by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria,


ORDER No РД-01-153 of 25 March 2020 Amending and Supplementing Order No РД-01-143 of 20 March 2020,On the authority of Article 63, Paragraphs (1) and (7) of the Health Act and Article 73 of the Administrative Procedure Code, and considering the complications occurring in the epidemic situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 in the territory of Bulgaria, in the context of the state of emergency declared by a Decision by the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria of 13 March 2020


Pursuant to Article 63(1) of the Health Act and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation related to the spread of the COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the emergency situation declared by a Decision of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria dated 13 March 2020


Pursuant to Article 63(6) of the Health Act and in connection with the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria between 13 March 2020 and 12 April 2020, the spread of the COVID-19 disease on a global scale and the pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation, as well as the recommendations of the National Operations Staff established under Order No Р-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria


Pursuant to Article 63(6) of the Health Act and in connection with the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria between 13 March 2020 and 12 April 2020, the spread of the COVID-19 disease on a global scale and the pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation


Pursuant to Article 63(1) of the Health Act and Article 4(1) and (3) of the Regulation on the Terms and Procedure for Conducting Border Health Controls of the Republic of Bulgaria and in connection with the pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation due to the spread of the COVID-19 disease (a communicable disease caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV)


Pursuant to Article 63(1) of the Health Act and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation related to the spread of the COVID-19 on the territory of the town of Bansko and the recommendation of the National Operations Staff established under Order No Р-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria


Pursuant to Article 63 of the Health Act and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation related to the spread of COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020, as well as the recommendations of the National Operations Staff established under Order No R-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria


Pursuant to Article 63 of the Health Act and Article 29 of Ordinance No 21/2005 on the Procedure for Registering, Notifying and Reporting on Communicable Diseases and in connection with the increasingly complex epidemiological situation related to the spread of COVID-19 on the territory of Bulgaria and the Decision of the National Assembly to declare a state of emergency dated 13 March 2020, as well as the recommendations of the National Operations Staff established under Order No R-37 of 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria


Order of the Minister of Health on Bansko 


Pursuant to Article 61(2) of the Health Act and in connection the spread of the COVID-19 disease (a communicable disease caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV) on a global scale and the pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation


Pursuant to Article 63, Paragraph 6 of the Health Act and in connection with a decision of the National Assembly for declaration of a state of emergency on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria from 13 March 2020 until 12 April 2020 and the spread of the COVID-19 disease on a global scale and the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization and the recommendations of the National Operations Staff established under Order No. R-37/26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria


Pursuant to Article 63, Paragraph 1 of the Health Act and Article 4, paragraphs 1 and 3 of the Ordinance on the Conditions and Procedures for maintaining border health control in the Republic of Bulgaria and in connection with the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in respect of the COVID-19 disease (an infectious disease caused by the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV)


Pursuant to Article 63 of the Health Act and in connection with the increasingly exacerbating epidemic situation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus on the country’s territory and the state of emergency declared by decision of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria on 13 March 2020 and the recommendations by the National Operations Staff established by Ordinance No. R-37/ 26 February 2020 of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

 


Up-to-date Information on European and Global Measures and Movement Restrictions


 

Regarding the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and the World Health Organization-declared pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has increased the travel risk index for the following countries:

Iran - Risk Level 5 (Warning to cease all travel and leave the country immediately);

Republic of Korea - Risk Level 4 (Warning to suspend travel throughout the country (except where absolutely necessary);

Spain - Risk Level 4 (Warning to suspend travel throughout the country (except where absolutely necessary);

France - Risk Level 3 (Recommendation not to travel to certain areas of the country except where necessary - the Grand Est, Ile-de-France, Au-France, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur coast, the island of Corsica, where the highest number of cases of coronavirus are recorded, with the situation throughout the country remaining extremely dynamic);

Germany - Risk Level 3 (Recommendation not to travel to certain areas of the country except where necessary - the provinces of Bavaria, Baden Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, where the highest number of coronavirus cases are recorded);

Japan - Risk Level 3 (Recommendation not to travel to certain areas of the country except where necessary - Hokkaido, Aichi, Osaka, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Hogo, Chiba prefectures, where the highest number of coronavirus cases are recorded.);

Switzerland - Risk Level 2 (Caution - be informed about the current situation in the country);

Norway - Risk Level 2 (Caution - be informed about the current situation in the country);

Denmark - Risk Level 2 (Caution - be informed about the current situation in the country);

Sweden - Risk Level 2 (Caution - be informed about the current situation in the country);

The Netherlands - Risk Level 2 (Caution - be informed about the current situation in the country);

 

USA - Risk Level 2 (Caution - be informed about the current situation in the country)

Risk levels remain when traveling to China - level 5, Italy - level 4.

 

We urge our compatriots, who live permanently abroad, to show a high level of self-awareness and care for their loved ones, by rethinking a possible return to Bulgaria in the coming weeks on various occasions, including personal or upcoming Easter holidays.

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