07 April 2020 – Temporary ban on the entry of third-country nationals outside the EU

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration, Police and Interior Affairs, Tourism, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Bulgaria has issued a temporary ban on the entry of third-country nationals outside the EU. The new order also bans the entry via all border crossings, with any kind of transport, regardless of their nationality, of persons coming from Italy, Spain, France, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. An exception is made for Bulgarian citizens and their families. All persons arriving are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Special rules are introduced for the providers of goods and services.
Full details here: https://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/04/07/rd-01-183.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat