Bulgaria is now looking forward to easing its travel restrictions by lifting the green certificate rules for gaining entry into indoor spaces. More new rules for foreign travelers.
Bulgaria has decided to ease its COVID-19 restrictions and lift the green certificate in order to gain entry into restaurants, shopping malls, and other public venues. Bulgarian Prime Minister, Kiril Petkov said the relaxation will start from March 20 as coronavirus infections ease.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister in a statement said, “We managed to pass through the Omicron wave without massive closures of schools or businesses… Our forecasts show that around March 20 it would be possible to end all restrictions in the country linked to the Green Certificate.”
As of now, Bulgaria has a rule wherein digital or paper certificate needs to be shown for indoor spaces. Such a certificate reflects the status of vaccination; whether the person has recovered from the virus; or tested negative. The introduction of this green certificate has not gone down well with bar and restaurant owners, and even anti-vaccine activists.
Bulgaria has seen a drop in coronavirus cases, as it reported 1235 new daily infections last Monday, in comparison to 12000 new cases that were reported on January 26, 2022.
Furthermore, it has been reported that starting March 5, foreign travelers with a green certificate will be permitted to enter Bulgaria, which should boost its tourism. As of March 20, if all goes according to the plan, the health pass will only be used to facilitate travel abroad, the country’s chief health inspector Angel Kunchev said.