En De
Total doses
given
4.6M
People fully
vaccinated
2.1M
% Fully
vaccinated
30.58%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Public Place:

29.09.2022

From 22 June; visits to patients with a hospital stay of more than 5 days are permitted; at the discretion of the treating physician; regarding the patient's state of health and the risk of infection with COVID-19. ; 01/12/2021 Visits to medical establishments shall be suspended; with the exception of visits to patients in the terminal stage.

29.08.2022

18/07/2022: face masks are now compulsory in public transport and medical facilities. ; 11/08/2022 From Thursday; August 11; a protective face mask will have to be worn only when citizens are located in medical institutions; pharmacies; optics; and specialized institutions for the provision of social services and in residential social services for children and adults. Masks will also be required when using public transport and staying at the respective stops/stations; which are located indoors. An exception to the requirement to wear a protective mask is allowed for children up to 6 years of age. ; 25/08/2022 Masks are no longer mandatory on public transport. Masks remain mandatory in all health and medical facilities; including hospitals; medical centres; opticians; pharmacies; etc; as well as in social institutions providing long-term care.

16.08.2022

18/07/2022: face masks are now compulsory in public transport and medical facilities. ; 11/08/2022 From Thursday; August 11; a protective face mask will have to be worn only when citizens are located in medical institutions; pharmacies; optics; specialized institutions for the provision of social services and in residential social services for children and adults. Masks will also be required when using public transport and staying at the respective stops/stations; which are located indoors. An exception to the requirement to wear a protective mask is allowed for children up to 6 years of age.

10.08.2022

The holding of all mass events; such as music and other festivals; fairs; folklore initiatives; and others of such nature; shall be suspended. Visits to museums; galleries; cinemas; theaters; circus performances; concerts; and other indoor performances are suspended.

03.08.2022

The holding of congress-conference events; seminars; competitions; training; team building; exhibitions; and other public events in attendance is suspended. The ban does not apply to competitions held in accordance with the Labor Code; the Civil Servant Act; the Academic Staff Development Act in the Republic of Bulgaria; and other special laws. All cultural and entertainment events (cinemas; museums; galleries; stage events; concerts; classes in dance; creative and musical arts; etc.) are suspended. An exception is allowed with regard to the theaters when the seats are occupied up to 30% of their total capacity; observance of a physical distance of at least 1.5 m; and mandatory placement of protective face masks. They also allow visits to museums and galleries; using 30% of their total capacity; maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 m; and mandatory placement of protective face masks. ; 14/03/2021 All cultural and entertainment events (cinemas; museums; galleries; stage events; concerts; classes in dance; creative and musical arts) are suspended. Current exceptions include theaters; museums; and galleries at a maximum of 30% capacity.

03.08.2022

Ban on cultural events; including cinemas. All sports events are to be performed without an audience. ; 11/03/2020 Regions with confirmed cases: ban on sports events indoors. If postponing is not possible; by exception the sports events indoors to be performed without an audience. All sports events outdoors are to be performed without an audience. Ban on any sports event where children are involved. End date for sports events - 29/03/2020; In regions without confirmed cases; other restrictions apply. ; 15/05/2020: Sports and cultural events at the national level - indoors and outdoors - restricted to max. to 50% capacity.

02.08.2022

Regions with confirmed cases. Ban on mass events with participation of children; including green schools and excursions. end date 29/03/2020

26.07.2022

Ban on congresses; workshops; training; meetings; exhibitions and any public face to face events; Ban on cultural and entertainment activities - cinema; treaters; concerts; museums; galleries; libraries; dancing indoors AND outdoors (festivals and any public gatherings). ban on visits in casinos and play houses.

26.07.2022

14/11/2020 Organization of indoor cultural events; visits to cinema and theatres with max 30% of capacity; 1.5 m physical distance and compulsory wearing of face masks.; 27/11/2020 Suspension of all cultural and entertainment activities (cinemas; museums; galleries; stage performances; concerts; dance; creative and musical activities and others). Only theatres are excluded; with a max 30% of capacity; physical distancing and obligatory face mask use. ; 22/12/2021 Extension of measures up to 31/01/2021 ; 01/02/2021 Cinemas and art performances are allowed; but with a max 30% of capacity and face mask use. ; 22/03/2021: Cultural and entertainment events are suspended.

26.07.2022

13/03/2020: Until 29.03.2020 ban on visits in playhouses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeterias; and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food in homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements.; 18/05/2020: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.

26.07.2022

27/11/2020: All collective and individual sports events are suspended training and competitive nature for persons up to 18 years of age; with the exception of the international sports competitions which have started on the date of entry into force of this order. All sports events of a training and competitive nature for individuals over 18 years of age and international sports competitions for persons up to 18 years of age are held without an audience.; 15/02/2021: Visits to the fitness centers and gyms for group activities are included allow using no more than 50% of their capacity and observing a distance of at least 2 meters between visitors.; 22/03/2021: all sports centers closed.

26.07.2022

18 May: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.

26.07.2022

From 12/04/2021 to 30/04/2021 - gyms and swimming pools open for 30% occupancy and 1;5-meter distance. Gyms and training halls open - with 50% occupancy capacity and distance between visitors at least 2 meters. As of 24/04/2021 sports competitions in the open air are allowed with 30% occupancy but no more than 1000 people in presence; 1;5 m distance and wearing of face masks. ; 20/08/2021 Sports competitions and fitness centres/gyms are allowed to have full capacity if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR test result. ; 07/09/2021 Visits to gyms; clubs; and fitness centres are allowed only for individual sports using no more than 30% of their capacity and maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 m. Indoor team sports are suspended; except for training and competitions for registered professional athletes. Professional sports competitions indoors are allowed without an audience; while outdoors are allowed with 30% of the capacity; only seated audience occupying every third seat and wearing protective masks. ; 21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a 24-hour rapid and a 72-hour PCR test; is mandatory for all indoor sports facilities. ; Visits to fitness centres; gyms and sports clubs are suspended and sports competitions are allowed without an audience. Indoor training is allowed only for registered athletes to licensed sportsmen federations.; 24/02/2022: green certificate requirements revoked.

26.07.2022

Ban on sport activities and competitions for people under 18 years of age. All competitions can be organized without public. Closure of gym; sport centres; spas; and swimming pools. Exception - training for registered competitors.

26.07.2022

01/04/2021 Holding of cultural and entertainment events (festivals; cinemas; theatres; circus performances; stage events; concerts; museums; galleries; libraries; classes in dance; creative and musical arts) is allowed with a 30% of the capacity; the physical distance of at least 1.5 m; face masks and with only sitting audience (for concerts; festivals; theatres; circus performances and other stage events). ; 01/05/2021 The maximum capacity increased from 30% to 50%. ; 20/08/2021 The measures have not been changed. However; if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have recovered from COVID-19; or if they provide a negative PCR test result; the capacity of entertainment and cultural venues can be increased to 100%. ; 07/09/2021 For visits to museums and galleries; the max number is 1 person per 8 square meters. Visits to entertainment establishments; gambling halls and casinos are allowed only between 7.00 am to 11.00 pm; with no more than 6 people per table and the requirement for the staff to wear a face mask. The restrictions may not be applied if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR/rapid antigen test result. ; 21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a negative test result; is mandatory for all indoor activities. The maximum capacity reduces to 30% and the number of persons per table is limited to 4.; 24/02/2022: It's at the discretion of each manager/organizer/owner to require a 'green certificate' from the visitors of events and sites. The requirement for a 'green certificate' remains mandatory for the staff. 10/03/2022 Visitors to sites of public importance are not required to present a 'green certificate'; however it remains mandatory for staff. ;21/03/2022 The requirement of a 'green certificate' is lifted for all activities and events.

20.07.2022

Closure of all restaurants/cafes; bars; only take away food and home delivery; extended till 31 January 2021. Exception - restaurants in hotels can operate in limited hours (06.00-22.00) and 50% occupancy. ;01/03/2021 visits to restaurants and cafes are allowed with 50% occupancy capacity; 1.5m distance between chairs (between neighboring tables); and requirement for wearing of face masks for the personnel. Bars; discos; and nightclubs remain closed.

20.07.2022

Ban on visits to playhouses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeterias; and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores; and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food in homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements.

20.07.2022

21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a 24-hour rapid and a 72-hour PCR test; is mandatory for all shops with more than 300 square meters; except for grocery stores; banking institutions and pharmacies. ; 01/12/2021 The Green Certificate is requested in all shopping malls; bazaars; and indoor exhibitions. ;21/03/2022 The requirement for the provision of a 'green certificate' is lifted.

20.07.2022

Ban on visits in shopping malls (with shops and restaurants and cafeterias - exception food shops; pharmacies; banks and insurance offices ; post and communication services; chemical cleaning shops in the shopping malls can remain open. Ban on visits of shops bigger than 300 sq. m with non-food goods. Exception - food stores.

20.07.2022

Closure of shopping malls (except for food stores; pharma; bank office and offices for payment of communal fees); extended till 31 January 2021. ;0/02/2021; visits to shopping malls are allowed (children under 18 years of age are allowed only with accompanying parent).

20.07.2022

Ban on visits to play houses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeteria and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food to homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements.; 18/05/2020 Opening of shopping centres (with the exception of playing halls; bars and restaurants in-doors in these centres).

18.07.2022

Fitness halls closed. 18 May 2020: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.

18.07.2022

1/04/2022: it is highly recommended to wear a protective face mask in public transport; medical facilities; as well as when there is a gathering of many people outdoors.

18.07.2022

01/05/2020: Face masks in closed public places is mandatory; but in outdoor public spaces is no longer compulsory when a physical distance can be guaranteed.; 22/03/2021 In open air markets wearing face masks is compulsory.; 23/06/2021 Face masks are mandatory in closed public spaces and in open public spaces (if distance of 1;5 m is not ensured) is recommended with few exceptions (incl. kid up to 6 years of age).; 05/10/2021: face masks must be worn indoors at all times and outdoors if unable to maintain a distance of 1.5 m.; 1/04/2022: all mask measures are repealed.

15.07.2022

Closure of indoor night clubs; bars; discos restaurants; cafeterias. Working hours: 06.00-23.30; in other hours - only home delivery service is allowed.

07.07.2022

National - all regions (ban on any mass gatherings) - indoors - max up to 10 people.

07.07.2022

National - all regions (ban on any mass gatherings involving children) - up to 10 people.

07.07.2022

27/11/2020 Weddings; funerals; birthdays - gathering up to max 15 people extended till 31 January 2021; extended till 30 April 2021.; 22/03/2021 Max 15 people for private gatherings.

06.07.2022

All cultural and sport places (indoors) - cinemas; theatres; fitness; etc.) are closed.

30.06.2022

All cultural and sport places (indoors) - cinemas; theatres; fitness; etc.) are closed.

05.05.2022

From 12/04/2021 to 30/04/2021 - gyms and swimming pools open for 30% occupancy and 1;5-meter distance. Gyms and training halls open - with 50% occupancy capacity and distance between visitors at least 2 meters. As of 24/04/2021 sports competitions in the open air are allowed with 30% occupancy but no more than 1000 people in presence; 1;5 m distance and wearing of face masks. ; 20/08/2021 Sports competitions and fitness centres/gyms are allowed to have full capacity if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR test result. ; 07/09/2021 Visits to gyms; clubs; and fitness centres are allowed only for individual sports using no more than 30% of their capacity and maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 m. Indoor team sports are suspended; except for training and competitions for registered professional athletes. Professional sports competitions indoors are allowed without an audience; while outdoors are allowed with 30% of the capacity; only seated audience occupying every third seat and wearing protective masks. ; 21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a 24-hour rapid and a 72-hour PCR test; is mandatory for all indoor sports facilities. ; Visits to fitness centres; gyms and sports clubs are suspended and sports competitions are allowed without an audience. Indoor training is allowed only for registered athletes to licensed sportsmen federations.; 24/02/2022: green certificate requirements revoked.

05.05.2022

7/09/2021 Private gatherings are allowed with the participation of no more than 30 people indoors and 60 people outdoors. ; 21/10/2021: The number is limited to 15 persons indoors and 30 outdoors.; 21/03/2022: A new order from the Ministry of Health today removes restrictions on the number of people attending private gatherings (such as weddings and baptisms) - so far up to 15 people indoors and up to 30 outdoors.

13.04.2022

National - regions without confirmed cases. In places where there is collective activity - schools; kindergartens; nursery homes; social services; administrative services; and public agencies; etc.) employers to enhance measures for disinfection of working spaces; incl. filters; disinfection; allowing fresh air; instructions for performing personal hygiene of staff and ban on visits from external people and people with symptoms of acute infectious diseases.

30.03.2022

01/04/2021 Restaurants could use max 50% of their capacity and working time is limited to 6.00 - 23.00h; wearing of face masks is compulsory for personnel. max 50% occupancy rate + wearing masks by the personnel ; 20/08/2021 Full capacity is allowed if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR test result. ; 07/09/2021 Visits to food establishments are allowed only from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm; with a distance of 1.5 m between the backs of the chairs and a max number of 6 people per table; while the staff is required to wear a face mask. Restrictions may not apply if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR/ antigen test result. ; 21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a 24-hour rapid and a 72-hour PCR test; is mandatory. ;21/03/2022 The requirement for the provision of a 'green certificate' is lifted.

30.03.2022

01/04/2021 Holding of cultural and entertainment events (festivals; cinemas; theatres; circus performances; stage events; concerts; museums; galleries; libraries; classes in dance; creative and musical arts) is allowed with a 30% of the capacity; the physical distance of at least 1.5 m; face masks and with only sitting audience (for concerts; festivals; theatres; circus performances and other stage events). ; 01/05/2021 The maximum capacity increased from 30% to 50%. ; 20/08/2021 The measures have not been changed. However; if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have recovered from COVID-19; or if they provide a negative PCR test result; the capacity of entertainment and cultural venues can be increased to 100%. ; 07/09/2021 For visits to museums and galleries; the max number is 1 person per 8 square meters. Visits to entertainment establishments; gambling halls and casinos are allowed only between 7.00 am to 11.00 pm; with no more than 6 people per table and the requirement for the staff to wear a face mask. The restrictions may not be applied if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR/rapid antigen test result. ; 21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a negative test result; is mandatory for all indoor activities. The maximum capacity reduces to 30% and the number of persons per table is limited to 4.; 24/02/2022: It's at the discretion of each manager/organizer/owner to require a 'green certificate' from the visitors of events and sites. The requirement for a 'green certificate' remains mandatory for the staff. 10/03/2022 Visitors to sites of public importance are not required to present a 'green certificate'; however it remains mandatory for staff. ;21/03/2022 The requirement of a 'green certificate' is lifted for all activities and events.

30.03.2022

14/11/2020 Organization of indoor cultural events; visits to cinema and theatres with max 30% of capacity; 1.5 m physical distance and compulsory wearing of face masks.; 27/11/2020 Suspension of all cultural and entertainment activities (cinemas; museums; galleries; stage performances; concerts; dance; creative and musical activities and others). Only theatres are excluded; with a max 30% of capacity; physical distancing and obligatory face mask use. ; 22/12/2021 Extension of measures up to 31/01/2021 ; 01/02/2021 Cinemas and art performances are allowed; but with a max 30% of capacity and face mask use. ; 22/03/2021: Cultural and entertainment events are suspended.

29.03.2022

21/10/2021 The 'Green Certificate'; which can be obtained either after full vaccination or infection with SARS-CoV-2 or with a 24-hour rapid and a 72-hour PCR test; is mandatory for all shops with more than 300 square meters; except for grocery stores; banking institutions and pharmacies. ; 01/12/2021 The Green Certificate is requested in all shopping malls; bazaars; and indoor exhibitions. ;21/03/2022 The requirement for the provision of a 'green certificate' is lifted.

08.02.2022

12/04/2020: Mandatory wearing of face masks or multiple face mask or other nose and mouth covering cloth; scarf; etc. when in public space. ; 01/05/2020: Protection of the mouth and nose in outdoor public spaces is no longer compulsory when a physical distance can be guaranteed. ;

08.02.2022

01/05/2020: Face masks in closed public places is mandatory; but in outdoor public spaces is no longer compulsory when a physical distance can be guaranteed.; 22/03/2021 In open air markets wearing face masks is compulsory.; 23/06/2021 Face masks are mandatory in closed public spaces and in open public spaces (if distance of 1;5 m is not ensured) is recommended with few exceptions (incl. kid up to 6 years of age).; 05/10/2021: face masks must be worn indoors at all times and outdoors if unable to maintain a distance of 1.5 m.

08.02.2022

The MoH recommends all citizens to wear protective masks when visiting indoor and outdoor public places including when traveling with public transport.;

08.12.2021

From 22 June; visits to patients with a hospital stay of more than 5 days are permitted; at the discretion of the treating physician; regarding the patient's state of health and the risk of infection with COVID-19. ; 01/12/2021 Visits to medical establishments shall be suspended; with the exception of visits to patients in the terminal stage.

13.09.2021

Food stores - in specific working hours between 8.30 and 10.30 only people above 65 years of age are allowed to shop.

13.09.2021

From 12 April - 30 April - gyms and swimming pools open for 30% occupancy and 1;5 meter distance. Gyms and training halls open - with 50% occupancy capacity and distance between visitors at least 2 meters. As of 24 April - sport competitions in open air are allowed with 30% occupancy but no more than 1000 people in presence; 1;5 m distance and wearing of face masks. ; 20/08/2021 Sports competitions and fitness centres/gyms are allowed to have full capacity if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR test result. ; 07/09/2021 Visits to gyms; clubs; and fitness centres are allowed only for individual sports using no more than 30% of their capacity and maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 m. Indoor team sports are suspended; except for training and competitions for registered professional athletes. Professional sports competitions indoors are allowed without an audience; while outdoors are allowed with 30% of the capacity; only seated audience occupying every third seat and wearing protective masks.

13.09.2021

From 1 March visits to restaurants and cafes are allowed with 50% occupancy capacity; 1.5m distance between chairs (between neighbouring tables) and requirement for wearing of face masks for the personnel. Bars; discos and nightclubs remain closed. From 12 April Restaurants could use max 50% of their capacity and working time is limited to 6.00 - 23.00h; wearing of face masks is compulsory for personnel. max 50% occupancy rate + wearing masks by the personnel ; 20/08/2021 Full capacity is allowed if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR test result. ; 07/09/2021 Visits to food establishments are allowed only from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm; with a distance of 1.5 m between the backs of the chairs and a max number of 6 people per table; while the staff is required to wear face mask. Restrictions may not apply if staff and visitors have either been vaccinated; or have proof of COVID-19 infection; or provide a negative PCR/ antigen test result.

13.09.2021

Closure of indoor night clubs; bars; discos restaurants; cafeterias. Working hours: 06.00-23.30; in other hours - only home delivery service is allowed.

13.09.2021

Food grocery stores to allow shopping of products in certain hours (13.30-16.30) ONLY for people of 65+ years of age. Pharmacies to allow shopping in certain hours (08.00-10.00 and 13;30-16.30) ONLY for people of 65+ years of age.; 27/11/2020 Food stores to have special hours for shopping for people above 65 years of age 08.30-10.30 (younger people not allowed in the stores during these hours). Extended until 31 January 2021; extended until 30 April 2021.

13.09.2021

27/11/2020 Weddings; funerals; birthdays - gathering up to max 15 people extended till 31 January 2021; extended till 30 April 2021.; 22/03/2021 Max 15 people for private gatherings.

06.08.2021

Ban on visits in health care facilities; exception - visits for patients in a terminal stage. In social care institutions (for children or elderly people) visits are allowed exceptionally based on the assessment of the director of the institution and by following public health measures and by declaring that the visitor is not in contact with a person with communicable disease ad has no symptoms of respiratory infection.

26.03.2021

Ban on group touristic travels with organised transport in the country and abroad and group visits of touristic places in the country

26.03.2021

Ban on visits to restaurants; exception - takeaway food. Restaurants in the hotels can provide food only for the registered guests and in their rooms.

26.03.2021

Ban on sport activities and competitions for people under 18 years of age. All competitions can be organized without public. Closure of gym; sport centres; spas; and swimming pools. Exception - training for registered competitors.

26.03.2021

Ban on congresses; workshops; training; meetings; exhibitions and any public face to face events; Ban on cultural and entertainment activities - cinema; treaters; concerts; museums; galleries; libraries; dancing indoors AND outdoors (festivals and any public gatherings). ban on visits in casinos and play houses.

26.03.2021

Ban on visits in shopping malls (with shops and restaurants and cafeterias - exception food shops; pharmacies; banks and insurance offices ; post and communication services; chemical cleaning shops in the shopping malls can remain open. Ban on visits of shops bigger than 300 sq. m with non-food goods. Exception - food stores.

29.01.2021

Ban on cultural events; including cinemas. All sports events to be performed without audience. Update 11 March 2020: Regions with confirmed cases: ban on sport events indoors. If postponing is not possible; by exception the sport events indoors to be performed without audience. All sport events outdoors to be performed without audience. Ban on any sport event where children are involved. End date for sports events - 29/03/2020; In regions without confirmed cases; other restrictions apply. From 15 May 2020: Sports and cultural events at national level - indoors and outdoors - restricted to max. to 50% capacity.

29.01.2021

From 15 May 2020: Sports and cultural events at national level - indoors and outdoors - restricted to max. to 50% capacity.

29.01.2021

13 March 2020: For regions with confirmed cases there is a ban on mass gatherings. In regions without confirmed cases; mass gatherings events (cultural; scientific etc.) indoors to be organised with max 250 people; and ensuring 1 meter distance between participants. In cinemas and theatres public has to be seated with an empty chair in between. There should be disinfection activity after each performance; etc.

29.01.2021

No planned operations (with special exceptions) and visits to hospitals; visits to home care centres - subject to case by case permissions; extended to 31 January 2021; extended to 30 April 2021.

28.01.2021

National - all regions (ban on any mass gatherings involving children) - up to 10 people.

28.01.2021

Organisation of congress; seminars; exhibitions - 1;5 m distance; requirement for wearing face masks.

28.01.2021

National - all regions (ban on any mass gatherings) - indoors - max up to 10 people.

28.01.2021

Visiting patients in hospitals will not be allowed.

28.01.2021

Care home restriction: regions with confirmed cases end date; 29/03/2020.

28.01.2021

Gathering of max 2 elderly people.

28.01.2021

Closure of all restaurants/cafes; bars; only take away food and home delivery; extended till 31 January 2021. Exception - restaurants in hotels can operate in limited hours (06.00-22.00) and 50% occupancy. From 1 March visits to restaurants and cafes are allowed with 50% occupancy capacity; 1.5m distance between chairs (between neighbouring tables) and requirement for wearing of face masks for the personnel. Bars; discos and nigh clubs remain closed.

28.01.2021

National until 29.03.2020: ban on visits to play houses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeteria and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food in homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements.

28.01.2021

Closure of shopping malls (except for food stores; pharma; bank office and offices for payment of communal fees); extended till 31 January 2021. From 1 February 2021; visits to shopping malls are allowed (children under 18 years of age are allowed only with accompanying parent).

28.01.2021

National measures until 29.03.2020: ban on visits to play houses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeteria and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food to homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements. 18 May: Opening of shopping centres (with the exception of playing halls; bars and restaurants in-doors in these centres) .

28.01.2021

18 May: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.

28.01.2021

Fitness halls closed. 18 May 2020: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.

28.01.2021

Sport events organised without spectators. Clients of public institutions - physical distance - 1 person per 3 sq. m. Visits to indoors and outdoors markets - one way direction for movement/ requirement for 1;5 m distance and wearing of face masks. Organisation of organised leisure travels and visit to cultural places in the country is ceased. The duration of restrictions extended until the end of November.

28.01.2021

All cultural and sport places (indoors) - cinemas; theatres; fitness; etc.) are closed.

14.01.2021

No hospital visits allowed for patients' relatives (except for terminal cases).

03.12.2020

Regions with confirmed cases. Ban on mass events with participation of children; including green schools and excursions. end date 29/03/2020

03.12.2020

Until 29.03.2020 all types of group activities involving children and pupils; organised outside pre-school and school education by organizations and institutions (both companies and private persons) should be stopped.

03.11.2020

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 March 2020 to 30 November 2020

Bulgaria’s capital imposes curfew on restaurants and bars Bulgaria introduces new restrictions: -Shut down night clubs, discos, piano bars and other similar indoor entertainment establishments. The organisation of tourist excursions or group visits to tourist sites was also suspended. -A number of other activities were sectors would face increased restrictions, but were not outright shut down. -Restaurants and cafes are required to increase physical distancing to at least 1.5 metres between the backs of the closest two chairs at separate tables. The number of people sitting at one table is limited to six. -Outdoor and indoor markets are required to introduce single-direction corridors and ensure customers keep 1.5 metres apart. Staff and customers are required to wear masks at all times. -Shops and administrative buildings are required to limit the number of visitors to no more than one person per three square metres. In Sofia city and Blagoevgrad, Pernik, Shoumen and Sliven districts from 25 October is ordering night clubs to close for two weeks. In Varna from October 30 to November 13, discos, night clubs and night bars are ordered to be closed. Planned operations in hospitals in the Varna district are suspended until November 30. Pensioners’ clubs in the district must be shut from October 27 to November 10. Weddings and baptisms in the Varna district may be attended by no more than 10 people. In Rousse’s district, classified as a “red zone”, from October 28 to November, discos, piano bars, night bars, clubs and other similar places of entertainment must be closed. All indoor and outdoor events are prohibited. Weddings, baptisms and other similar events will be allowed indoors, but provided that no more than 30 people gather in one place. From midnight on October 22, a new rule to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Bulgaria will come into effect, that restaurants, bars and discos may only have half their capacity filled. The new rule is that there may be one customer per two square metres, a change from the rule that allowed one customer per square metre. From June 1, restaurants, fast food places, bars, coffee shops and children’s and sports facilities indoors may fully open for business, Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has announced Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has announced the rules for the re-opening of shopping malls and gyms, to be allowed as of May 18. Ananiev said that while as of Monday, malls may open, some places in them must remain closed – entertainment and gaming halls, bars, as well as indoor restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, and indoor children’s and sports facilities. This does not apply if the restaurants have open-air sections and a separate entrance, Ananiev said. Gyms may re-open provided that no more than 10 people are involved in group exercises, and there may be no more than one person per four square metres, the order said. At a news conference on the night of May 13, as the final hours of the State of Emergency to counter Covid-19 ticked by, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev said that the Cabinet had agreed to declaring an epidemic situation in Bulgaria up to June 14. But until further notice, shopping malls will remain closed. If the number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus increases by more than 100 a day, recently-rescinded anti-epidemic restrictions will be brought back, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said. Health Minister Kiril Ananiev Sunday lifted some restrictions imposed during the coronavirus state of emergency which ends on May 13. The easing of restrictions is effective as of May 4, except for restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating, which can re-open on May 6. The outdoor seating (gardens, terraces, etc) of restaurants, fast-food outlets and cafes can re-open in keeping with specific anti-epidemic measures. The Food Safety Agency has until May 5 to set more requirements for their operation. Driving schools, educational establishments training driving instructors, schools training experts on vehicle roadworthiness, maritime training centres, civil aviation training centres, and railway training centres can re-open on condition that social distancing and all anti-epidemic measures are in place. Individual outdoor sports, including tennis, cycling, athletics and golf, can be practised by people maintaining a distance of at least 2.5 metres from others. Visits to stand-alone swimming pools are allowed subject to all safety measures, but the adjoining cafes will remain closed. Fruit and vegetable markets and flower markets in Bulgaria re-opened on April 20, after being closed by order of Ananiev from April 17 to 19. Bulgaria's Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has issued an order restricting the country?s fruit and vegetable and flower markets from April 12 to April 15 inclusive until further notice, according to a notice published on the Health Ministry?s website late on April 11. The order leaves fruit and vegetable and flower markets closed on Sunday, allows them to re-open from Monday to Wednesday, then closes them again until further notice. Health Minister Issues Order on Farmers' Markets Reopening, Farm Land Cultivation, Animal Husbandry, Feed Production. Nationwide state of emergency extended until May 13. Only supermarkets, food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations remain open. It was ordering a shutdown of shops, restaurants and entertainment establishments. Supermarkets and pharmacies would remain open. As of March 21, people younger than 60 will be forbidden from visiting grocery stores and pharmacies between 8.30am and 10.30am (reserved for elderly).

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 May 2020 to 30 November 2020

Bulgaria introduces new restrictions: -Seminars, exhibitions and other conference events are limited to no more than 30 participants, who are required to keep 1.5 metres apart and wear face masks at all times. -Theatres, cinemas and indoor concerts can proceed if they limit the number of people in attendance to 30 per cent of capacity, who are required to keep 1.5 metres apart and wear face masks at all times. -Indoor and outdoor sport events can still be held behind closed doors, with no public spectators. The sole exception is the Sofia Open tennis tournament, where the public has to be at least two seats apart, keeping 1.5 metres apart and wearing face masks at all times. Are introduced the following temporary anti - epidemic measures on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria, as of 01.10.2020 to 30.11.2020: 5. Congress-conference events, seminars, exhibitions, incl. events of the exhibition industry and other public events are recommended to be held in absent (remote form), and in case of impossibility they can be held during employment in places up to 50% of their total capacity, subject to a physical distance of 1.5 m, under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II. 6. Cultural and entertainment events (theaters, cinemas, stage events, concerts, classes in dance, creative and musical arts) can be organized and carried out at employment of the places up to 50% of their total indoor and outdoor capacity (incl. in community centers, cultural centers, private sites, military clubs, etc.), subject to physical distance of 1.5 m, under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II. 7. All collective and individual sports events of a training nature for all age groups indoors are held without an audience. When conducting sports Outdoor competitions are allowed to an audience of up to 1,000 people per sector, with seats occupied not more than 50%, accommodation of spectators in at least one seat and subject to physical distance of 1.5 m, under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II. When conducting indoor sports competitions is allowed to the public, when accommodating spectators at least through one seat and at a physical distance of 1.5 m., at occupancy of the places not more than 50% and under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II. 8. Visits to discos, piano bar, night bar, nightclubs and the like nightclubs for indoor and outdoor entertainment are allowed when the seats are occupied not more than one person per square meter of their total capacity, under the conditions of items 12 and according to the instructions under item II. 9. Group celebrations indoors and outdoors (including weddings, baptisms, etc.) are organize in compliance with a physical distance of 1.5 m., under the conditions of items 12 and according to the instructions under item II. Order in connection with the extension of the emergency epidemic situation until the end of November (The order, comes into force tomorrow, October 1): Order № РД-01-549 / 30.09.2020 allows the holding of indoor sports competitions with an audience, when accommodating the spectators through at least one seat and observing a physical distance of 1.5 meters, when the occupancy of seats not more than 50% of the capacity of the respective sports facility. The Plovdiv regional crisis staff against new coronavirus has decided to make wearing protective masks compulsory at open-air events such as football matches, concerts and other stage events. Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kostadin Angelov issued an order on August 4 allowing the re-opening of outdoor sports matches to spectators. Indoor sports matches remain closed to spectators. In the case of outdoor sports matches, no more than 50 per cent of seats may be occupied, there is a limit of 1000 people per sector in a stadium, and physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained, the order says. Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - The period in which all indoor and outdoor sport events in Bulgaria should be held without a live audience was extended until August 31 by order of Health Minister Kostadin Angelov. This applies to both team and individual sport competitions and training events for all age groups. Health Ministry Re-opens Night Clubs; they decided to allow night clubs to operate both outdoors and indoors with one person per square metre and strict compliance with the disinfection and distancing requirements. Gatherings such as weddings, christenings and family parties are also allowed, provided the distance between guests is 1.5 metres and disinfection rules apply. Following the latest record rise in confirmed cases of new coronavirus, additional measures are coming into force in the city and district of Plovdiv. Kanazireva said that the measures in Plovdiv were necessary because of the increase in the number of infected people, following the final of the Bulgarian Football Cup, the mass celebrations of the victory of Lokomotiv Plovdiv and the school-leaving balls. The limitation on the audience in Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre and the Orfey Summer Theatre is cut from 50 per cent to 30 per cent of capacity. The limit of 30 per cent of capacity also applies to indoor events. All fairs are cancelled until further notice, or at least until the situation changes and the number of new cases of new coronavirus in the Plovdiv district decreases. Every public event should be co-ordinated with the Plovdiv regional headquarters dealing with the Covid-19 situation. Kanazireva said that although there was an increase in the number of people going for medical examinations and in the number of patients, there was no need to open new Covid-19 wards. The change was announced just three days after, against a background of rising numbers of new coronavirus cases, Bulgaria’s Health Ministry ordered the indoor sections of night clubs, night bars and discos closed, and put a 30-person limit on gatherings. The number of spectators may be up to 50 per cent of total seating capacity, with spectators sitting at least one seat apart or separated by a distance of 1.5 metres, at sporting event, football matches, congresses, conference, seminars, exhibitions, cultural and entertainment events indoors and outdoors. This also applies to the activities of discos and nightclubs, as well as weddings, balls and other mass gatherings, the ministry said. Less than 24 hours after issuing an order retaining the ban on night clubs and discos opening until June 30, Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued a new order, allowing them to open as of June 15. Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, in the announcement on the night of May 26, also allowed from June 1 the resumption of cultural and entertainment events, including theaters, concerts, stage performances, classes in dance, creative and musical arts, with the proviso that no more than 30 per cent of their total indoor capacity and 50 per cent of their total outdoor capacity may be used. Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued an order on May 11 allowing the resumption of visits to indoor museums, galleries and libraries, provided that physical distancing and all anti-epidemic measures are adhered to, the Health Ministry said in a statement. The order comes ahead of the expiry of Bulgaria’s State of Emergency, voted by Parliament on March 13 to contain the spread of Covid-19. Nationwide state of emergency extended until May 13. All public events were banned, including sports and cultural events, cinemas, theatres, concert venues, sports, spa centres and gyms.

20.04.2020

Farmers markets; including flowers' markets closed for 2 days.

20.03.2020

Until 29.03.2020 ban on visits in play houses; discotheques; bars; restaurants; fast food restaurants; pubs; cafeteria and big shopping centres; except banks; insurance offices; food stores and pharmacies (in these shopping centres). Restaurants and fast food bars can deliver food in homes by strictly following sanitary and hygiene requirements.18 May: Opening of fitness halls (up to 10 people indoors) instructions published by the minister of youth and sport.

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