Bulgaria continued the program of accommodation of Ukrainian refugees in hotels until the end of October
Hotels in Bulgaria continue to accommodate Ukrainians with refugee status until October 31. This was announced by the Minister of Tourism of the country, Ilyn Dimitrov, in an interview with the BNT TV channel.
According to him, this will be the end of the current humanitarian program, which will provide an opportunity to launch a new mechanism for the integration of Ukrainians who suffered due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation and were forced to leave Ukraine.
Reorganization of the structure of aid to refugees arose because of the complicated way of disbursing European money. Currently, there are 32 stages that must be overcome in order for the funds to be received by those to whom they are intended. The term of such payments is not less than 15 days.
Difficulties and scandals in Bulgaria began in the summer, when in June the government tried to curtail the housing assistance program for Ukrainian refugees (accommodation in hotels at Black Sea resorts). The citizens' reaction was sharp, which was confirmed by calls for the resignation of the initiator of such a decision - Deputy Prime Minister Kalyna Konstantinova.
Of the nearly 300,000 people who came to Bulgaria from Ukraine as refugees, 110,000 were resettled by the state. But local activists claim that most Ukrainians in Bulgaria have housing thanks to public organizations, not the government.
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.