Health care


Country Report: Health care Last updated: 11/04/24


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With respect to health care, the same rules that apply for asylum seekers are also applicable for beneficiaries of international protection (see Reception Conditions: Health Care). In general, from the first day after recognition, health insurance paid until then by the SAR ceases with respect to beneficiaries of international protection and they have to cover on their own the monthly health insurance payment. This minimum fee is 31.20 BGN / 15.95 € for unemployed persons who do not receive indemnities.[1]

In 2023, both beneficiaries for international protection and asylum seekers had unrestricted access to vaccination against COVID-19.




[1] Article 40(5)(1) Law on Health Insurance. 8% deducted from ½ of the minimum wage.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation