COVID 19 in Bulgaria
In this period of uncertainty, most important for us is your safety and comfort. This was the reason why not only that we refunded all our customers that had booked tours with us until September 1, 2020, but we also encouraged them to cancel. Most of them expressed their intention to do the same tours in 2021. We will be happy to welcome all of you on Bulgarian land anytime, if only it would not be a risk for your safety and life. Hopefully, we will get back to the normal business environment in the spring of 2021.
We would like to provide you with some information on the current situation with the COVID 19 in Bulgaria that we will keep updated. If you are interested, here below you can read some facts.
- As of May 3, 2020 Bulgaria has 1611 reported cases of COVID-19.
- As of May 3, 2020 Bulgaria has 72 reported fatalities from COVID-19 – two of them doctors.
- Bulgaria is following WHO and ECDC guidance on threat mitigation.
- On April 6 the Bulgarian government extended the State of Emergency to May 13, 2020.
The Bulgarian Government took very early and adequate measures against the propagation of the coronavirus. On March 13 it declared a State of Emergency. Later they extended it until May 13.
On April 27 were open all parks for walks. Not allowed to sit on benches and for the children to use the playgrounds. The kinder gardens and schools remain closed and most probably this is the way the school year will finish.
The Ministry of Tourism is working to save the summer season at the Bulgarian sea coast. Most probably the start of the season will be given on July 1. The hotels will have the right to operate under certain conditions that are still in discussion. No clear information what would happen if there is a COVID 19 case in a hotel – will it be put under quarantine for 14 days or some other restrictions will be applied.
AS OF JUNE 24, 2020
- 3984 reported cases of COVID-19
- 207 reported fatalities from COVID-19
Unfortunately after loosing the measures, the number of cases went up. This is the reason why the Government took back some of the measures.
As of June 23 the masks are obligatory again inside public places such as grossery stores, cinemas, shopping malls.
Stay safe and protect yourselves. Better times will come and certainly we will enjoy our freedom to travel much more.
Warm Regards from sunny and green Sofia,
P.S. This photo was taken in one of the biggest hospitals in Bulgaria with the biggest COVID 19 intensive care department.
The messages of the doctors are:
- Stay home!
- We take care of you!
- You take care of us!
- Love yourselves and your families!
For more information in English you can check the site of the US Embassy in Bulgaria.