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Travel information for arrivals in Bulgaria in conditions of Covid-19 pandemic

| updated on 12/22/20 11:22 AM
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Does Bulgaria have a list of zones/countries arrivals from which are required to undergo a mandatory PCR test, quarantine or other restrictions?

On December 21, Bulgaria introduced a ban on all arrivals from Great Britain and Northern Ireland through all entry points and with all modes of transportation. The ban will be in force from December 21 to January 31, 2021, an order of Bulgaria's Minister of Health reads. All flights arriving from the UK have been suspended until January 31.

The ban does not apply to Bulgarian citizens and persons with permanent, long-term or continuous residence in Bulgaria and their family members. Upon entry in Bulgaria, they will be subject to a 10-day quarantine in their homes or in another place of accommodation indicated by them. More information can be found here.

The scope of persons from Great Britain and Northern Ireland who can enter Bulgaria has been indicated in a subsequent order of the Minister of Health from 21.12.2020.

Citizens of all non-EU countries are not allowed entry into Bulgaria until 31 January by order of the Bulgarian minister of health which came into effect on 1 December and extends the regime put in place in September by 2 months.

Besides citizens of the EU, the ban does not affect citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, UAE, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel, Kuwait, Belarus and Turkey.

The measures do not affect persons specifically included in a list of professions – medical specialists and researchers, social workers and their management staff, medical suppliers, officials etc.

Citizens of countries for whom entry is allowed but whose point of departure is a country from which entry is not allowed are required to have a negative PCR test. Exceptions shall be made for transit passengers. 

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