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Bulgaria coronavirus travel restrictions

Bulgaria

The travel advice is Do not travel to Bulgaria. Travel advice has Major for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Bulgaria. Bulgaria is part of Europe with main city at Sofia. Its Developed country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is Bulgarian Lev. The languages spoken are Bulgarian.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Bulgaria

Major

restrictions for travel

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 30 April 2021.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See), their spouses and children;

- nationals of Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay;

- British nationals;

- passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See), their spouses and children;

- family members of British nationals with a residence permit with β€œType of permit: Article 50 TEU"

issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;

- passengers with a "D" visa

issued by Bulgaria, and their family members;

- passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport traveling on duty, and their family members;

- passengers with an Alien's passport issued by Estonia and Latvia;

- passengers traveling as students;

- deadheading crew;

- military personnel;

- merchant seamen.

2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must contain passengers details, name of the laboratory, the test method, and the test result written in Latin characters.

- This does not apply to:

- nationals of Bulgaria, their spouses and children;

- passengers with a residence permit issued by Bulgaria, their spouses and children;

- British nationals and their family members with one of the following documents issued by Bulgaria:

- a certificate of application for a new residence permit; or

- a residence permit which specifies β€œType of permit: Article 50 TEU" and with the β€œRemark" 18(4); or

- a residence card issued before 31 December 2020;

- merchant seamen.

3. Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

4. National ID cards, passports, and residence documents issued to nationals of Bulgaria which expired between 13 March 2020 and 31 January 2021, are considered valid with an extension of 6 months, starting from their expiry date.

5. Nationals and residents of Bulgaria and their family members without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result of a test taken at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to:

- Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test within 24 hours of arrival; or

- quarantine for 10 days.

Travel restriction details for Bulgaria

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πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Bulgaria

The use of masks or similar means that cover nose and mouth is mandatory in indoor public spaces, including means of public transport, medical establishments, pharmacies, opticians, national centres for public health, administrative institutions, railway and bus stations, airports, metro stations, shops, churches, monasteries, temples, museums, etc. and in every condition in which it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people. The use of masks or similar means that cover nose and mouth is also mandatory in open public places, in crowded areas and whenever it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from other people. As of 1 March 2021, visits to restaurants and entertainment establishments are allowed between 6:00 and 23:00, using no more than 50% of their total capacity, no more than 6 people per table and provided that the staff wear a protective facemask. In tourism accommodations, catering establishments are allowed to function between 06:00 and 22:00, using 50% of their capacity.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Bulgaria

Do not travel

Bulgarian authorities have extended the epidemic state of emergency until at least the end of April 2021. Travellers from countries with higher COVID-19 risk may be denied entry to Bulgaria. Travellers must have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in country and may be subject to quarantine measures (see β€˜Travel’). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Bulgaria due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Last updated: April 21, 2021

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