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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Samokov, Bulgaria – updates and restrictions


Located in Bulgaria, the city of Samokov has a population of 29.1K. The latest data indicates 780,417 cases of Covid-19 infection in Bulgaria as of January 9, 2022 ,with 31,556 deaths. This represents a 73 percent increase from July 16, 2021, when 18,169 people died and 422,873 cases were registered, and a 578 percent increase from December 4, 2020, when 4,650 people were died and 158,807 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Samokov.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

Cancellation of public events and shows

29.1K residents who live in Samokov

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

29.1K residents who live in Samokov

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

29.1K residents who live in Samokov

No order to remain at home in Samokov

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

The government is replacing 50% or more of the lost salary, or is paying a flat sum that is greater than all the lost salary 50% median salary

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

Provides extensive contract relief and debt relief

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

29.1K residents who live in Samokov

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

29.1K residents who live in Samokov

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

No measures to protect the elderly




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction December 4, 2020 July 16, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

No Changes

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

The Samokov authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Screening travelers upon arrival

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

A narrow relief tailored to a specific contract type

No Changes

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

People who suffer symptoms AND meet specific criteria (such as certain key workers, patients admitted to hospital, people who came into contact with a known case, and returning home from overseas)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

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Facial covering policies outside the home

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

No Changes

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Vaccines available to all



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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