Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

Location:  Bulgaria

Event:  Protective face masks compulsory April 12 – 26, 2020

On April 11, 2020, the Bulgarian Minister of Health ordered that all persons, when in indoor or outdoor public places (including public transport, shopping facilities, parks, churches, monasteries, temples, halls, streets, bus stops, etc.) are required to wear a face mask or other nose and mouth covering (such as a cloth or scarf).  The order defines public spaces as both public places and spaces that are freely accessible and/or intended for public use (including all public service locations).

The order is effective from April 12 to April 26, 2020 inclusive.

 For more information, please check the Ministry of Health website.

  • The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for Covid-19.
  • U.S. citizens who are not prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period should arrange for immediate return to the United States.
  • U.S. citizens who need assistance should contact the American Citizen Services Section at

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