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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Introduced measures

I. With regard to the introduced anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria: 

Order № RD-01-748 of 02.09.2021 for introduction of temporary anti-epidemic measures

I.The following temporary anti-epidemic measures are introduced on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria as of September 7, 2021 to October 31, 2021:

1. Conducting face-to-face group classes in language centers, educational centers and other training centers is allowed subject to a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and not more than 10 people in a room, wearing face masks, hand hygiene, regular airing every hour and disinfection.

2. Visits to children's centers, clubs and others providing organized group services for children are suspended.

3. The holding of congress-conference events, seminars, symposia, trainings etc. is allowed when using not more than 30% of the capacity of the room in which they are held and not more than 30 participants, subject to physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing face masks by all participants.

4. The holding of team building and other such organized group events in labor collectives is suspended.

5. The holding of competitions and examinations is allowed when using not more than 30% of the capacity of the room in which no more than 30 participants are held, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing protective masks from all participants.

6. The holding of all mass events, such as music and other festivals, fairs, folklore initiatives and others of such nature, where the attendees are not organized with certain seats and the entrance (participation) is unlimited, is suspended.

7. Visits to cinemas, theaters, circus performances, concerts and other indoor stage events are allowed when using no more than 50% of the capacity of the premises, leaving an empty seat between each spectator, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m between visitors and wearing protective face masks.

8. Visits to museums and galleries shall be organized by allowing no more than 1 person per 8 sq.m, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing protective face masks by visitors and staff.

9. Visits to centers, eand other sites for dance, music and art are allowed when using not more than 30% of the capacity of the premises and not more than 10 people in the premises.

10. The holding of professional sports competitions indoors is allowed without an audience.

11. The holding of professional sports competitions in the open air is allowed with an audience when occupying not more than 30% of the capacity, using only seats when occupying every third seat, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m, and wearing protective face masks by visitors.

12. Visits to fitness centers are allowed when using no more than 30% of the capacity of each room and observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing a protective face mask by the staff.

13. Visits to sports halls and clubs, swimming pools and complexes are allowed only for individual sports with the use of not more than 30% of their capacity and observance of a physical distance of at least 1.5 m. Indoor team sports are suspended, with the exception of training and competitions for registered professional athletes.

14. Visits to balneotherapy (medical SPA) centers, SPA centers, wellness centers and thalassotherapy centers are allowed when using 30% of their capacity, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m, wearing protective face masks, if possible,  and creating, if possible, a schedule for individual use of the services.

15. The visits to the establishments for food and entertainment in the sense of art. 124 of the Tourism Act, gambling halls and casinos are allowed only in the time interval from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm, observing a distance of 1.5 m between the backs of the chairs on the adjacent tables, admission of not more than 6 people at one table and wearing protective face masks by the staff.

16. The holding of gatherings of private character (baptisms, weddings, etc.) is allowed with the participation of not more than 30 persons indoors and 60 persons outdoors.

17. All natural and legal persons who are owners or manage commercial, administrative or other sites that provide services to citizens, create an organization to control the number of customers in the site, not allowing more than 1 person per 8 square meters.

18. In all markets, marketplaces, bazaars and exhibitions an organization for one-way traffic shall be established, providing control of the entering persons and admission of not more than 1 person per 8 sq. m and providing a distance of at least 1.5 m between visitors. Workers and visitors are required to wear a face mask.

19. Employers shall organize the work process of employees in remote form (remote work / home work), where possible, allowing the present work of a maximum of 50% of staff.

20. The employers in all administrations in the sense of art. 1 of the Administration Act organize the work process of the employees, as:

a) establish working hours with variable limits and the start of the working day between 7.30 and 10 am, unless this is not possible depending on the nature of the work, and

b) assign remote work to at least 50% of the staff, unless this is not possible depending on the nature of the work.

21. Visits to medical establishments shall be organized according to an order determined by the head of the medical establishment, with obligatory wearing of personal protective equipment (gloves, apron and protective face mask) and not allowing more than one visitor per room at the same time. 

22. Visits to the specialized institutions for providing social services and to those for residential-type social services for children and adults shall be organized in accordance with the procedure determined by their head, with obligatory wearing of personal protective equipment (gloves and protective face mask) and not allowing more than one person per room at a time.

23. The introduced anti-epidemic measures under items 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13, limiting the possibility for using the capacity of the premises (places) of the sites, respectively the events and the number of admitted persons in the respective premises, may not apply under the following conditions:

a) 100% of the staff at the site / person involved in the event have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative result from a test before the event certified by valid vaccination, disease or test documents within the meaning of Order № RD-01-733 dated 27.08.2021 of the Minister of Health and

b) the manager of the site / organizer of the event has made an order and has created the necessary organization for admission to the site, respectively of the event only to persons who:
aa) have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, certified by valid documents for vaccination or recovery within the meaning of Order № RD-01-733 of 27.08.2021 of the Minister of Health, or
bb) present a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 up to 72 hours before entering the site / event or a rapid antigen test (up to 48 hours before entering the site / event), certified by a valid document according to Order ( RD-01-733 dated 27.08.2021 of the Minister of Health.

24. The introduced anti-epidemic measures under item 15 regarding the obligatory distance of 1.5 m between the backs of the chairs of the adjacent tables and admission of not more than 6 people at one table may not be applied when the conditions under item 23 are fulfilled.

25. The managers of sites, respectively the organizers of events under items 23 and 24 shall notify in advance the respective regional health inspection about the taken decision.

26. The regional health inspections shall create and maintain a list of the sites and activities under items 24 and 25 for the purposes of the control exercised by them.

II. The activities that have not been suspended or prohibited by this order shall be carried out in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures introduced by Order № RD-01-743 of 31.08.2021 of the Minister of Health.

 

II. Regarding the entry into the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria

Order № RD-01-733 / 27.08.2021 for determining the temporary anti-epidemic measures regarding the entry of persons arriving from other countries on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, amended by Order № RD-01-767 / 10.09.2021 (in force since 15.09.2021)

The following temporary control measures regarding the entry of persons arriving from other countries on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria are introduced, as of 1.09.2021 to 30.11.2021, according to an assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in the respective country according to criteria and placing the countries in color zones as follows:
 
1. Criteria for assessing the spread of COVID-19 in the respective country:
 
1.1. 14-day incidence rate - the total number of newly registered cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days per 100 000 population in the respective country;
 
1.2. weekly positivity of the conducted laboratory tests - relative share in % of the positive samples in the country in relation to all conducted PCR tests and rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection during the last week (last 7 days);
 
1.3. level of testing in the country - number of tests conducted for SARS-CoV-2 infection per 100 000 people in the last week (last 7 days);
 
1.4. identification of a variant of SARS-CoV-2 identified as a “variant of concern“;
 
1.5. lack of sufficient information about the country, periodic updating of information or a reliable source of information.
 
2. Color zones:
 
2.1. Green zone:
2.1.1. if at the time of assessment, the 14-day incidence rate per 100 000 population is lower than 75 per 100 000 population and the weekly positivity of the laboratory tests conducted is higher or equal to 4%; or
2.1.2. if at the time of assessment, 14-day incidence rate per 100 000 population is between 75 and 200 per 100 000 population and the weekly positivity of the laboratory tests conducted is less than 4%.
 
2.2. Orange zone:
2.2.1. if at the time of assessment, the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is between 75 and 200 per 100 000 population and the weekly positivity of the laboratory tests conducted is higher or equal to 4%; or
2.2.2. if at the time of assessment, the 14-day incidence rate per 100 000 population is between 200 and 500 per 100 000 population.
 
2.3. Red zone:
2.3.1. if at the time of assessment, the 14-day incidence rate per 100 000 population is higher than or equal to 500 per 100 000 population; or
2.3.2. lack of sufficient information on the country, periodic updating of information or a reliable source of information, or if the level of the survey is lower than 300 samples per 100 000 population; or
2.3.3. if a “variant of concern” of SARS-CoV-2 is spreading in the respective country, taking into account the sequencing volumes and their level of transmission.
 
2.4. If there is information about a significant negative change in the epidemic situation in the respective country from a green or orange zone or in some of its territories, before the official change of the color zone of the country with regard to persons arriving in the Republic of Bulgaria, specific control measures may be applied, announced in Annex № 1.
 
3. The list of countries by color zones, countries for which a significant negative change in the epidemic situation under item 2.4 has been established, as well as countries with which the Republic of Bulgaria has reached an agreement on a reciprocal basis for the free movement of their citizens and persons with the status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence and their family members, upon arrival from the other country is contained in Annex № 1.
 
3.1. The list under item 3 is determined on the basis of information published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) - for the Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area (EU and EEA), by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control - Atlanta, USA - for all countries and the spread of “variants of concern”.
 
3.2. All countries, outside the European Union and the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation, which do not fall into the red zone, according to the information under item 3.1., are considered to be orange zone countries.
 
3.3. The list under item 3 is reviewed periodically and, if necessary, updated every 14 days, and in case of deterioration of the epidemic situation in the respective country it can be updated more frequently.
 
3.4. The information under item 3 is monitored and prepared by the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.
 
4. Temporary control measures for arrivals according to color zones:
 
4.1. Green zone - allowed on the territory of the country upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, for recovery from the illness or for conducted testing, or of a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate, such as:
4.1.1. in the absence of a valid EU digital COVID certificate or of a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate, the person shall be quarantined for 10 days at home or in another place of accommodation where he/she has indicated that he/she will reside, with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or a Deputy Director authorized by him;
4.1.2. the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate may revoke the issued order for quarantine upon submission by e-mail of a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test conducted within 24 hours of entering the country to prove COVID-19 or by a rapid antigen test as specified in Annex № 2. The recommendation shall be removed within 24 hours upon presentation of the document showing a negative test result.
 
4.2. Orange zone – allowed on the territory of the country only upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination, for recovery from the illness or for conducted testing, or of a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate.
4.2.1. Not less than 5 percent of the entrants from countries in orange zones are tested for COVID-19 with a rapid antigen test by the border health authorities.
4.2.2. Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and members of their families who do not present a document under item 4.2 shall be quarantined for a period of 10 days at home or in another place of accommodation, in which the person has indicated that he/she will reside, with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or a Deputy Director authorized by him.
4.2.3. The Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate may revoke the issued recommendation for quarantine of the persons under item 4.2.2, upon submission by e-mail of a document, showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test conducted within 24 hours of entering the country to prove COVID 19 or from a rapid antigen test as specified in Annex № 2. The recommendation shall be revoked within 24 hours from the presentation of the document showing a negative result from the conducted examination.
 
4.3. Red zone - on the territory of the country are allowed only persons who are:
4.3.1. Bulgarian citizens and persons with the status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and their family members;
4.3.2. citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation and their family members arriving from a Member State of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation;
4.3.3. medical professionals, medical researchers, social workers and their supervisors, where the purpose of the journey is related to the profession they are exercising;
4.3.4. workers involved in the supply of medicinal products, medical devices and personal protective equipment, medical equipment, including its installation and maintenance;
4.3.5. officials (heads of state, members of governments, etc.) and members of their delegations, as well as diplomats, members of the administrative and technical staff of foreign missions, employees of international organizations, military personnel, members of the security and public order services, and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties, as well as their family members;
4.3.6. persons traveling for humanitarian reasons within the meaning of § 1, item 16 of the additional provisions of the Law on Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria;
4.3.7. seasonal agricultural workers and workers in the field of tourism;
4.3.8. foreign citizens, for receiving a decree under the Bulgarian Citizenship Act for acquired Bulgarian citizenship, certified by a letter of the Ministry of Justice;
4.3.9. foreign students, other than those specified in item 5.6., holding a type “D” visa for long-term residence for study purposes;
4.3.10. persons, other than those referred to in items 4.3.1 - 4.3.9, who have received approval from the Minister of Health or a Deputy Minister authorized by him, made on the basis of a motivated written proposal of a Minister, when this is required for particularly important specific reasons. Specific anti-epidemic measures specified in the approval may be laid down for these persons.
 
4.4. The persons under item 4.3. are allowed on the territory of the country upon presentation of a valid digital EU COVID certificate for vaccination or certificate of recovery or a similar document together with a negative result from a test conducted up to 72 hours before entering the country by the method of polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19, certified by a valid EU digital COVID certificate for testing or a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate for testing.
 
4.5. The persons under item 4.3.2. - 4.3.10., who do not present a valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination or certificate of recovery or a similar document may be admitted on the territory of the country only after presenting a negative result from a test conducted up to 72 hours before entering the country by the method of polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19, certified by a valid EU digital COVID certificate for testing or a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID certificate for testing and they shall be quarantined for a period of 10 days at home or in another place of accommodation, in which the person has indicated that he/she will reside, with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or a Deputy Director authorized by him.
 
4.6. Bulgarian citizens and the persons with a status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and their family members who do not present any of the documents under item 4 .4 shall be quarantined for a period of 10 days at home or in another place of accommodation in which the person has indicated that he/she will reside, with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or a Deputy Director authorized by him.
 
4.7. Bulgarian citizens and persons with a status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and members of their families, who present upon entering the country only one of the documents specified in item 4.4. (valid EU digital COVID certificate for vaccination or certificate of recovery or a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 conducted up to 72 hours before entering the country, certified by a valid EU digital COVID test certificate or similar document) shall be placed in quarantine for a period of 10 days at home or other place of accommodation in which the person has indicated that he/she will reside, with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or a Deputy Director authorized by him. In these cases, the Director of the relevant Regional Health Inspectorate may revoke the issued order for quarantine of these persons, upon submission by e-mail of a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test conducted within 24 hours of entering the country to prove COVID-19. The recommendation shall be removed within 24 hours upon presentation of the document showing a negative test result.
 
4.8. Children from the age of 12 to 18 who arrive on the territory of the country from a country falling into the red zone are allowed upon presentation of a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 conducted up to 72 hours before entering the country, certified by a valid EU digital COVID test certificate or a similar document containing the same data as the EU digital COVID test certificate. In case they do not present such a document, they shall be placed under quarantine for a period of 10 days at home or other place of accommodation where it is stated that they will reside, with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or a Deputy Director authorized by him.
4.8.1. The Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate may revoke the issued recommendation for quarantine of the children under item 4.8., who are Bulgarian citizens or persons with a status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, upon submission by e-mail of a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test conducted within 24 hours of entering the country to prove COVID-19. The recommendation shall be removed within 24 hours upon presentation of the document showing a negative test result.
 
5. On the territory of the country are allowed, without the need to present documents for COVID-19, persons who are:
 
5.1. bus drivers and stewards engaged in the international carriage of passengers;
 
5.2. truck drivers who perform or complete international transport of cargo and goods upon entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria;
 
5.3. members of the crews of vessels and the persons engaged in the maintenance of the vessels, who upon entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria perform their official duties;
 
5.4. members of the crew of an aircraft operating flights to and from airports for public use on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and the persons engaged in maintenance of aircraft;
 
5.5. frontier workers (persons living in the Republic of Bulgaria and traveling daily or at least once a week to a Member State of the European Union, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Serbia or the Republic of North Macedonia, for the purpose of pursuing an activity as an employee or as self-employed person, as well as persons who live in the indicated countries and travel daily or at least once a week to the Republic of Bulgaria for the purpose of exercising activity as an employed or as a self-employed person);
 
5.6. pupils and students and doctoral students, living in the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of North Macedonia and Romania and traveling daily or at least once a week to the Republic of Bulgaria for educational purposes, as well as pupils and students and doctoral students living in the Republic of Bulgaria and traveling daily or at least once a week to the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of North Macedonia and Romania for educational purposes;
 
5.7. persons passing in transit through the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, in the cases when the immediate departure from the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria can be guaranteed;
 
5.8. children up to the age of 12, regardless of the zone in which the country from which they arrive falls in;
 
5.9. persons arriving from countries with which the Republic of Bulgaria has reached an agreement on a reciprocal basis for free movement of their citizens and persons with the status of permanent, long-term or continuous residence and their family members, upon arrival from the other country.
 
6. Persons, other than those specified in item 5.9, who arrive from a country with which the Republic of Bulgaria has reached an agreement on a reciprocal basis for free passage shall be admitted in accordance with the procedure specified in item 4, according to the color zone of the country.
 
7. Persons, with the exception of those under item 5, shall be allowed to the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria only through the following Border Checkpoints (BCs): Burgas Airport Border Checkpoint; Varna Airport Border Checkpoint; Plovdiv Airport Border Checkpoint; Sofia Airport Border Checkpoint (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2); Border Checkpoint "Port of Burgas"; Border Checkpoint “Port of Varna”; Vidin Border Checkpoint; Vrashka Chuka Border Checkpoint; Durankulak Border Checkpoint; Gueshevo Border Checkpoint; Zlatarevo Border Checkpoint; Ilinden Border Checkpoint; Kalotina Border Checkpoint; Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint; Kapitan Petko Voivoda Border Checkpoint; Kulata Border Checkpoint; Lesovo Border Checkpoint; Makaza Border Checkpoint; Malko Tarnovo Border Checkpoint; Oltomantsi Border Checkpoint; Oryahovo Border Checkpoint; Ruse Border Checkpoint; Stanke Lisichkovo Border Checkpoint, Somovit-Nikopol Border Checkpoint and Strezimirovtsi Border Checkpoint.
 
8. The Road Infrastructure Agency shall determine the place where the truck and the driver must stay until the relevant ban is lifted in cases where the drivers of trucks transporting cargo and goods destined for other countries, due to a ban by a border state of the Republic of Bulgaria, cannot leave the country.
 
9. When a passenger with COVID-19 is found on board of an aircraft that has landed on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, the cabin crew members who served the passenger with COVID-19 shall not be planned for the next flight and are quarantined for a period of 10 days with a recommendation issued by the Director of the respective Regional Health Inspectorate or by his Deputy Director.
 
10. For the purposes of this Order:
 
10.1. The "State (territory) from which the person arrives" means the state (territory) - the starting point of their departure, regardless of the stay associated with their transit through other countries during their movement.
 
10.2. “Valid EU digital COVID vaccination certificate or a similar document” shall mean a document for a completed vaccination course against COVID-19. The document must contain the names of the person written in Latin, according to the identity document with which he/she is traveling, date of birth, date on which the last received dose of COVID-19 vaccine was given, serial number of the dose, and the total number of doses regarding vaccines which have two applications, the trade name of the vaccine against COVID-19, the name of the manufacturer/holder of the marketing authorization, the country of issue and the name of the issuing competent authority and, for the EU certificate – including its unique identifier.
10.2.1. A completed vaccination course is considered to be the administration of an appropriate number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine listed in Annex № 3 and the expiry of a 14-day period from the date of administration of the last dose. The combination of one dose of Vaxzevria AZD1222 with one dose of Comirnaty/BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine) is also considered a complete vaccination course).
 
10.3. “Valid EU digital COVID certificate for recovery from the illness” shall mean a document certifying that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and which is valid for the period from the 11th to the 180th day, as of the date of the conducted test entered in the document. The certificate must contain the names of the person, written in Latin, according to the identity document with which he/she travels, date of birth, date of the first positive result of NAAT test (Positive), data of the authority issuing the document, the country in which the test was conducted and its unique identifier. "NAAT test" means a molecular test for nucleic acid amplification, such as polymerase chain reaction with reverse transcriptase (RT-PCR), cyclic- mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) techniques used to detect the presence of ribonucleic acid of SARS-CoV-2 (RNA).
10.3.1. A document similar to the EU digital COVID certificate for recovery shall mean a document certifying that a person has recovered from COVID-19 and which is valid for the period from the 11th to the 180th day, as of the date of the conducted test entered in the document. The document must contain the names of the person, written in Latin, according to the identity document with which he/she travels, date of birth, date of the first positive result of PCR test or rapid antigen test and positive result (Positive), data about the medical institution which has conducted the test (name, address or other contact details) or the issuing authority and the country in which the test was conducted.
 
10.4. “Valid EU COVID certificate for testing” or a similar document shall mean a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test conducted up to 72 hours before entry into the country or a negative result from a rapid antigen test conducted up to 48 hours before entry into the country from the date of sampling entered in the document. The document must contain the names of the person written in Latin, according to the identity document with which he/she travels, date of birth, type of test, written in Latin method (PCR or RAT) and negative result (Negative), date and time of collection of the test sample, trade name and manufacturer of the test (mandatory for rapid antigen tests), name of the laboratory/medical institution which has conducted the test, country in which the test was conducted and authority that has issued the certificate/document, and for the EU certificate - its unique identifier.
 
11. Equivalent to the EU digital COVID certificate are also the certificates for COVID- 19 issued by a third country, issued by a third country in accordance with standards and technological systems, which are interoperable with the trust framework for the Digital COVID. EU certificate.  The list  of countries whose COVID-19 vaccination, testing and recovery certificates are considered equivalent to the EU digital COVID certificate is given in Annex № 4.

Annex № 1 to item I, 3
List of countries by color zones, countries for which there is information about a significant negative change in the epidemic situation of countries with a reciprocal basis

(effective from 15.09.2021)

Green area:
The Republic of Austria, the Republic of Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Vatican City State, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Romania, the Kingdom of Denmark, Italy, the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Malta.

Orange area:
All countries outside the green and red zone.

Red zone:
Republic of India, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Myanmar, Kingdom of Bhutan, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Republic of Maldives, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles , Turkmenistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Chile, Eastern Republic of Uruguay, Republic of Argentina, Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Paraguay, Multinational State of Bolivia, Republic of Peru, Republic of Suriname, Republic of Suriname, Republic of Suriname , Belize, Republic of El Salvador, Republic of Cuba and Dominican Republic, Republic of Cyprus, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Fiji, Georgia, Israel, Kingdom of Esvatini, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Kazakhstan United States, Saint Lucia, Fede Saint Kitts and Nevis, Ireland, Grenada, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Suriname and Palestine.

Annex № 4 to item I, 11
List of countries whose COVID-19 vaccination, testing and recovery certificates are considered equivalent to the EU digital COVID certificate

Republic of Northern Macedonia, Republic of San Marino, Confederation of Switzerland, Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City State (only in respect of vaccination certificates issued). 

 

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