Government extends epidemic emergency until 31 August

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at a news conference on Monday that the state of epidemic emergency in Bulgaria, prompted by the spread of COVID-19, will be extended by a month until 31 August by order of Health Minister Kostadin Angelov.
"We will extend the state of emergency due to the pandemic by one more month to make the measures work," Borissov said.

On Monday evening, Health Minister Kostadin Angelov issued an order that citizens of North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel and Kuwait can enter Bulgaria for tourism purposes from 28 July if they present a negative PCR test conducted over the past 72 hours. For citizens of Ukraine the requirement to submit a negative PCR test is valid from 30 July.
Foreign citizens from third countries traveling for valid reasons can also enter the country after submitting a negative PCR test. This applies to seasonal agricultural workers and workers in the field of tourism; persons traveling for education purposes; humanitarians and representatives of trade, economic and investment activities.
PCR tests are not required for persons arriving from EU Member States, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Schengen countries, as well as from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. They are also not subject to 14-day quarantine.

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