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Bulgaria lags behind in attracting foreign tourists

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Bulgaria's neighbouring have started to actively attract tourists from Israel, Great Britain, Russia and Romania by offering them preferential conditions. Before a European travel regulation has been adopted, they announced that they would accept foreign guests who had been vaccinated, had a coronavirus or had a negative PCR test, Rumen Draganov, chairman of the Institute for Analysis and Evaluation in Tourism, told BNR.


He called for a PCR test to be required only for travellers from certain countries at risk, and with the introduction of the electronic travel certificate, to introduce also electronic visas, including for Russian tourists. 

Draganov also warned that the political decision of any country that would let its citizens to a destination like Bulgaria should be taken into account.

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