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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/


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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