March 16, 2020 / 6:12 PM / 13 days ago

Bulgaria bans entry to citizens of 15 countries

SOFIA, March 16 (Reuters) - Bulgaria banned entry on its territory of citizens from 15 countries with large coronavirus outbreaks, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Switzerland as of March 18, the health ministry said on Monday.

Citizens from China, Iran, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Korea will not be allowed within the European Union member state.

Exceptions will be made for citizens with permanent or long-term permits to stay in Bulgaria and the members of their families.

Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova, Editing by Franklin Paul

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