The Council of Ministers extended the deadline for receiving humanitarian aid without explicit registration until 15.04
Deputy Prime Minister Kalina Konstantinova submitted the proposal
Today the Council of Ministers decided to extend until April 15 the possibility for people with foreign citizenship or statelessness who left Ukraine as a result of hostilities who entered and remained on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria to receive temporary protection without their express will and registration of temporary protection. Thus, both the people who have not yet received the status and the hoteliers who have accommodated them can rest assured that they will receive support from the state.
Meanwhile, the capacity of institutions to issue registration cards is progressively increasing. In the last 4 days alone, 40 new registration points have been opened in the country for temporary protection of those fleeing the war in Ukraine. 130 are already functioning jobs for submitting documents, located at 67 locations in 56 settlements. There are new registration points in the districts of Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Vratsa, Dobrich, Kardzhali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Ruse, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora and Yambol. You can follow the full list here: https://ukraine.gov.bg/issuance-of-temporary-protection/#map. In addition, 25 mobile teams have been trained to visit the hottest spots and issue registration cards for temporary protection on site.
A new registration hall at 91 Maria Luisa Blvd. in Sofia has also been opened. On an area of 200 sq.m. 10 places are working at full capacity, and another 5 are expected to be added in the coming days. About 500 people a day can be served at this point alone, such as a family of four, which receives temporary protection for less than half an hour.
The working hours of the hall are currently from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and preparations are currently underway for a 12-hour working regime in two shifts.
12 points for meeting Ukrainians in the country are open 24/7 – in Burgas, Nessebar, Primorsko, Albena Resort, Balchik, General Toshevo, Durankulak, Dobrich, Kavarna, Shabla, Ruse Dunav Bridge and Central Railway Sofia station.
As of 8:30 am on March 30, the total number of registered persons under temporary protection is 23,005, which represents 39% of all others in Bulgaria.