Hemus 2020 September Update/Announce
11 September 2020, Hemus
We are proud to announce that the Hemus 2020 preparation is on full speed and despite the heavy pandemic situation worldwide we enjoy significant growth of participation from exhibitors, visitors and VIP delegations invited by the Bulgarian Minister of Defense, compared to the previous edition in 2018. Unlike all previous editions, the Jubilee “Hemus 2020” will see for the first time participation of a military unit with their armament from a country that is our strategic partner and NATO ally. This gives a strong political message and Euro-Atlantic accent to the Exhibition.
Also, this is to inform all of you that after a peak of new COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria in mid July – mid August and due to the proper measures taken by the respective Bulgarian authorities, now we enjoy a considerable decrease in new cases and for the last three weeks the number of positive PCR tests stays stable below 3% of all tests taken, while at the same time, the number of all tests taken increases significantly.
This lead to decisions of our national authorities in favor of our participants and the Exhibition as a whole. For example, our participants from the EU may enter Bulgaria freely, while those coming from third countries are just to have a valid negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their entry into Bulgaria. All foreign state and governmental officials also enjoy free access into Bulgaria.
Additionally, for this Edition and in order to ease and facilitate our participants, especially on their way back home after the Exhibition, we will issue to all of those who will need an official Letter of Dispensation (as proof of dispensation for home quarantine purposes), stating that they had taken part in an event related to the collective and national security and defense, and the economic stability, organized under the auspices of the Bulgarian Ministries of Defence and Economy.
In a word, we would like to iterate, less than three weeks before the Opening Ceremony, our full commitment to make Hemus 2020 a success.