Temporary protection in Bulgaria continues
All people who have temporary protection have the right to stay in Bulgaria and live here for as long as tAll people who have temporary protection have the right to stay in Bulgaria and live here until 24.02. Refusal of accommodation in no way deprives other rights such as social benefits, health care and education, the right to work. Have more than 4,000 people with temporary protection already started working in our country – or about 10% of the able-bodied Ukrainian population in our country. More than 20,000 social benefits have been paid and more than 500 children have started school, and another 1,500 have applied for enrollment in the education system.
What the state can provide you with at the moment as a shelter are the state holiday bases, where the employees of the various departments usually spend their summers. This year, the employees’ vacations there were canceled so that we could shelter people fleeing the war. According to the new plan of the national headquarters, temporary accommodation is needed in the buffer centers before the final distribution to the bases. The buffer centers are built to all standards and do not house other refugees. They will then be distributed to the relevant state bases around the country.
In case you do not want to be accommodated in departmental holiday bases, please declare your refusal of accommodation under the humanitarian program of Bulgaria.
This refusal does not in any way take away your protection, but only allows us to properly plan the accommodation of all needy Ukrainian citizens. If you refuse accommodation under the program, you still have the right to reside in Bulgaria until February 24, 2023, when according to the EU directive the term of temporary protection expires.
Here is a list of all of the hotels who applied for the new program after 1.06 – https://www.tourism.government.bg/sites/tourism.government.bg/files/documents/2022-06/hoteli_programa_vz_-_2022-06.xlsx