Tropical diseases

Bulgaria’s Chief Health Inspector: Anti-Epidemic Measures Should Be Extended Till End-May

"Even in the previous order on the anti-epidemic measures, the first point is my proposal to extend them by another month. Yes, there is a slight decline in morbidity, but there is no way to contain the pandemic until the end of April. The restrictions will probably have to be in place until the end of May," said for BNT, Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev.

Greece Opens Green Lanes for Vaccinated Tourists

All vaccines will make you eligible for entry into Greece, and those immunised will be directed to the green lane at the border to avoid traffic jams. Those who do not have a vaccination certificate will need a negative PCR or antigen test, said Greek Tourism Minister Harris Theoharis, who is visiting Belgrade, reports Sloboden Pecat.

EU Member States to Validate “Health Passport”, First Prototype Unveiled

 European Internal Market Commissioner and head of the EC's vaccines task force, Thierry Breton, unveiled the first European "health passport" on Sunday, claiming he hopes Europe will have a summer season "comparable to last year". The new health certificate should be available "within two to three months" in both digital and paper formats, Breton told RTL radio and TV channel LCI.

Vaccination Passport Becomes Must in EU before Summer

The European Parliament will speed up the approval of the vaccination passport launching an urgent procedure. The aim is to start using the document by early summer.

Some MEPs stressed the need for strict safeguards for the protection of personal and medical data and stressed that the unvaccinated should not be discriminated against.

Bulgaria: Employers Do Not Have Right to Require Vaccination of Their Staffers

 Vaccines for coronavirus are 'recommendable', which means that the patient may refuse to have one, told Bulgaria ON AIR medical law expert Maria Sharkova answering the question of whether employers have the right to set conditions for their employees to be vaccinated.

Tourism ministers urge predictability of border crossing regimes

Ljubljana – EU ministers in charge of tourism have agreed it is important to ensure simple and predictable border crossing regimes, as they held a virtual meeting on Monday. This effort will expectedly be made easier with a digital vaccination passport the EU intends to propose later this month.