Bulgaria Introduces COVID-19 “Green Certificate” for All Indoor Activities from October 21

Bulgarian Health authorities are introducing a green certificate for all indoor activities. This was announced by the Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov and his deputies Alexander Zlatanov and Toma Tomov.

The green certificate will take effect with an order from 00:00, Thursday, October 21.

The prevailing opinion of the experts was to rely on the option with a green certificate, said Minister Katsarov.

The number of infected is growing, the number of deaths is also increasing, which forces us to take additional measures, explained the Minister of Health. He specified that they were discussed at the expert level, as well as at meetings with the tourism industry and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science.

The green certificate is introduced for all indoor activities, including:

  • establishments for eating and entertainment
  • hotels
  • cinema
  • theaters
  • circus performances
  • concerts
  • galleries
  • shopping centers (malls) - over 300 sq.m (the measure does not apply to grocery stores and pharmacies)
  • fitness centers
  • sports halls
  • clubs

All sites that do not meet the requirement for a green certificate from Thursday, October 21, will be closed.

A green certificate of employment is introduced for all employees in two areas:

  • medical establishments for hospital care
  • nursing homes

Visits to hospitals are also suspended.

The prevailing opinion is that the requirement to comply with a green certificate is easier to control than the requirement to comply with conditions in premises, such as the number...

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