Tropical diseases

63-year-old man, first West Nile virus death this season

Four local cases of West Nile virus infection in humans have been registered between June 7 - September 2, and one of the infected persons has died, the National Center for the Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases of the National Public Health Institute informs. The West Nile fatality is a 63-year-old man from Dolj County.

Bulgaria with Most Deaths due to COVID-19 in EU

Bulgaria once again topped the grim list of deaths from COVID-19. It is the leader in the ranking per 1 million population.

According to data for the last 7 days, the country ranks first among EU countries with 5.3 deaths per million population. The source is Johns Hopkins University, which can be found on the website Our world in data.

COVID-19 vaccination certificates to be requested depending on pandemic developments

Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said on Monday that there are talks among officials of the Ministry of Health, the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) and the National Public Health Institute (INSP) on making the access to crowded enclosed spaces conditional on holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, as well as the action to be taken if the number of infections increases significantly a

Greece Introduces Additional COVID-19 Test for Arrivers from Bulgaria

Greece is introducing an additional coronavirus test for those arriving from Bulgaria who have not been vaccinated and have not been ill, and a mandatory PCR or Rapid test will be performed at the respective border crossing point upon entering the country. According to Bulgaria's embassy in Athens, if the test is positive, the citizens will be placed under a 10-day quarantine.

Romania Introduces New Measures for Arrivers from Bulgaria

Romania introduces new restrictive measures for those arriving from Bulgaria.

According to the Bulgarian Embassy in Bucharest, passengers who have not been vaccinated, have not had COVID-19 and do not have a negative PCR test document will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Bulgarian citizens will not be quarantined if they meet some of the following conditions:

Entering North Macedonia will Require Vaccination Certificate Starting September 1

From September 1, local and foreign citizens will be able to enter the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia with either a certificate that they have received at least two doses of vaccine against COVID-19, a certificate that they have contracted the virus in the last 45 days or a negative PCR test., made 72 hours before entering the country.

New Requirements for Bulgarians Traveling to Spain

New requirements for Bulgarians traveling to Spain come into force today. Our compatriots will now have to present a COVID-19 test, a vaccination certificate or a document that they have suffered.

However, the measure does not apply to passengers coming from Northwestern Bulgaria, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Slovenia is now on England’s green travel list

London – Late on Wednesday, the British government updated its entry requirements and placed several countries, including Slovenia, on the green list. As of Sunday morning, travellers from Slovenia will only need a negative Covid test to enter England, regardless of the person’s vaccination status, foreign news agencies report.