The Council of Ministers will decide on the proposal of the Minister of Health to extend the emergency anti-epidemic situation. This was said by the resigned Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mariana Nikolova on Nova TV.
"The topic of tourists entering the country is an issue that excites everyone. Today, the Council of Ministers will decide on the proposal of the Minister of Health to extend the emergency anti-epidemic situation. Such an act must be set up so that restrictions on health measures can be introduced and the rules on free movement and entry into the country can be relaxed.
"Foreign tourists will be able to enter Bulgaria and rest in our country after showing a certificate that they have received the doses of the vaccine. If they do not have one, they will have to show a negative PCR test or antigen test," Nikolova said.
According to her, the companies that offer antigen tests and which will be recognized will be announced on the website of the Ministry of Health.
"The good news is that Russian tourists are coming. They will enter under the same regime from May 1. The Russians have a great request to us as a destination, including for visits to the interior of the country. They are also interested in pilgrimage tourism, "she added.
"The rules for Greece will enter from May 15, when the tourist season begins. We accept the rules from May 1, when the summer season starts with us. We will accept foreign tourists with these requirements," Nikolova explained.
According to her, Romanian tourists are also ready to spend their holidays in Bulgaria. "Yesterday I had a conversation with the ambassador of Romania. We are giving a very serious request for advertising. Romanian citizens are ready to visit the country. There will be no quarantine on the Romanian side. We talked about the date of May 1. They will apply.
reciprocal measures with Romania, "she added.
"The most important thing is to convince foreign tourists that we are a safe destination," Mariana Nikolova commented.