Health Minister: Requirement for green certificate is not discriminatory

There are many examples of discrimination in our society, but the requirement for a green certificate is not among them, Bulgaria’s Minister of Health Professor Asena Serbezova wrote on Facebook.

"Discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of a group of people or an individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Dividing people on a rational basis is not discrimination".

"For instance, no one says that smokers are subject to discrimination, although smoking is prohibited in restaurants excluding outdoor areas, because the protection of non-smokers’ health is of higher value", Minister Serbezova further said. Covid-19 vaccination is not compulsory for those who want to obtain a green certificate in Bulgaria, Miniser Serbezova added. /BGNES