International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Bulgaria.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
265.72
Increased by-46.52
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
25.90%
Increased by25.90%
at 11/14/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

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

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure 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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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusiness
Description

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

Relevant Documents and Resources
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

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 on the accepted vaccines.

Bulgaria also accepts proof via the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

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On Arrival

Possible

COVID-19 testing on arrival may be required

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Description

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

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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

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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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

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
265.72
Increased by-46.52
at 12/7/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
6.70%
Increased by-0.70%
at 12/7/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
25.90%
Increased by25.90%
at 11/14/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,786,530
Increased by1,786,530
at 11/14/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.86
Increased by0.00
at 12/4/2021

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

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. A COVID Certificate (EU Digital Certificate) as proof of vaccination, negative testing, or previous recovery is required to access most facilities and establishments or to attend events. Most mass events remain suspended and private gatherings remain restricted to 15 people indoors and 30 people outdoors. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Bulgaria can be found in Bulgarian at https://coronavirus.bg/bg...
Checked
12/7/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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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

Status
Operating
Severity
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of negative testing or previous recovery.

Bars

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of negative testing or previous recovery.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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