Bulgarians arriving from 7 South African countries to be placed under 10-day quarantine

Bulgarians arriving from 7 South African countries to be placed under 10-day quarantine

Stoyko Katsarovy

As of Sunday, 28 November, Bulgarian citizens, persons with permanent, long-term or long-term residency status in Bulgaria and their family members returning from the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Botswana, the Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini. , the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of Zimbabwe will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Upon entering the country, they are also subjected to mandatory testing with antigen testing.

Individuals must submit by e-mail to the Regional Health Inspectorate, which has placed them under quarantine, regardless of the result, a document with the result of a PCR test conducted from the 10th to the 12th day of entry into the country.

This envisages an order from the Minister of Health Stoycho Katsarov issued today, the Ministry of Health announced.

A new form of coronavirus has been discovered in the Republic of South Africa, and scientists are concerned about its rapid spread among young people. It has already been confirmed in Belgium that the first case of a carrier of a new strain of the virus has been detected there.

From Wednesday 1 December, citizens arriving from red zones who do not present a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, illness, PCR test or similar document are placed under a 10-day quarantine, which is not canceled Can be done, order offers further.

Persons coming from green or orange zones who do not present one of the documents specified in the order are also placed under 10-day quarantine. Quarantine can be removed if the person undergoes PCR or antigen test, but not earlier than 72 hours after arrival in the country. In case of negative result from the research conducted, the quarantine shall be deemed to have expired from the day following the registration of the result in the National Information System for Combating COVID-19.

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