Now Brits will have to go through 14-day quarantine to holiday in Sunny Beach too

BRITS wanting to head to Bulgaria's Sunny Beach will also face a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival.

Other countries including Spain have introduced the new restrictions on foreign arrivals, which is to start this Friday.

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The Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev in Bulgaria confirmed that the two-week quarantine will be for all tourists entering the country, despite the state of emergency ending today.

He told local media that the threat was still ongoing, adding: "No one can say when the disease will peak again."

The state of emergency was confirmed on March 13, and has only been lifted after two months.

Under the new bill approved by lawmakers on Tuesday, the health minister will still be able to place infected people under quarantine and impose penalties on those who fail to observe them.

The government will gradually reopen cinemas, museums and other recreational venues, but they will be subject to restrictions that support social distancing.

It is also allowing the re-opening of outdoor bars and outdoor restaurants, guest houses and small hotels. They would all have to comply with required sanitary measures.

Lawmakers, eager to support the hard-hit tourism sector, voted to allow state subsidies for tour operators who bring foreign holidaymakers to the country's resorts with charter flights.

They also required operators of Black Sea beaches to cut the cost of umbrellas and sun beds to encourage Brits to return – but with the two-week quarantine, it is unlikely to be any time soon.

The UK has also enforced a two-week quarantine, resulting in six weeks if booking a two week holiday.

Bulgaria, which has a population of nearly 7 million, has confirmed 2,023 cases of COVID-19 and 94 deaths.

Brits have been flocking to Bulgaria over Magaluf for years, thanks to the raging nightlife and water sports that attract boozy travellers hunting down a party holiday.

Half a litre of beer can be bought for less than a pound in the resort and a couple can dine out with a bottle of wine for as little as £20.

Bulgaria is often voted the most affordable holiday location in Europe as well, thanks to cheap alcohol and food.


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