International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Bulgaria From Malta is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are allowed to enter Bulgaria. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
9/1/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

Travelers are required to complete a declaration form before traveling to Bulgaria.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Travelers who are fully vaccinated must have a vaccination certificate accepted by the Bulgarian authorities. Travelers must have received the last dose required at least 14 days before travel to Bulgaria. For details on the information required on the proof of vaccination, please check the source.

Travelers that have received a combination of one dose of Vaxzevria / AZD1222 (AstraZeneca) with one dose of Comirnaty / BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) are also considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information.

Bulgaria also accepts proof via the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

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Not Required

No proof of negative COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers coming from selected countries are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Bulgaria.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Travelers from selected countries who traveled with valid proof of COVID-19 status are not required to quarantine on arrival in Bulgaria.

Travelers who traveled without proof of COVID-19 status must quarantine for 10 days or take a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test a maximum of 24 hours after the arrival.

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Possible

COVID-19 testing on arrival may be required

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Travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Bulgaria.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers must wear masks in enclosed public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Bulgaria.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
233.57
Decreased by14.83
at 9/20/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
8.40%
Decreased by0.70%
at 9/20/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
15.79%
Increased by0.34%
at 8/17/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,089,066
Increased by23,712
at 8/17/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.08
Decreased by0.05
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Private gatherings remain restricted to 30 people indoors and 60 people outdoors. Most events remain suspended unless only open for those with proof of vaccination, negative testing, or previous recovery. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Bulgaria can be found in Bulgarian at https://coronavirus.bg/bg...
Last Checked
9/19/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in all public spaces when it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters. The use of face shields, scarves, or other face coverings as an alternative to face masks is not permitted.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open until 11 pm at 50% capacity, with seating limited to a maximum of 6 people per table.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars offering food may open until 11 pm at 50% capacity, with seating limited to a maximum of 6 people per table.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops and services are open limits to capacity and with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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