Practical information for tourists – Covid-19

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How to spend a safe holiday in conditions of risk of infection with COVID-19

(Updated November 26, 2020)

Messages from the Ministry of Tourism

You should check this possibility with the airline, as the capacity of the particular flight may be limited.

Before planning your trip, consult the European Union’s website – https://reopen.europa.eu where you can find information for each country about the borders, the different types of vehicles you can use to cross the border, travel restrictions, health and public safety measures, as well as other practical information for travelers.

According to an order of the Minister of Health from 30.09.2020

Through all border checkpoints on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, for tourism purposes without being placed under 14-day quarantine and without the need to present a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test to detect COVID-19 (PCR test), people from the following countries could arrive:

  1. The Republic of Austria;
  2. The Kingdom of Netherlands;
  3. The Federal Republic of Germany;
  4. The Republic of Poland;       
  5. Hellenic Republic;      
  6. The Kingdom of Denmark;
  7. Romania;
  8. The Republic of Estonia;
  9. The Slovak Republic
  10. The Republic of Slovenia;    
  11. Hungary;       
  12. The Republic of Finland;   
  13. The Republic of Cyprus;
  14. The French Republic;     
  15. The Republic of Latvia;
  16. The Republic of Croatia;    
  17. The Republic of Lithuania;
  18. The Czech Republic;
  19. The Portuguese Republic;
  20. Grand Duchy of Luxemburg;
  21. Iceland;
  22. The Kingdom of Norway;
  23. Switzerland;
  24. The Principality of Liechtenstein;
  25. The Republic of San Marino;
  26. The Principality of Andorra;
  27. The Principality of Monaco;
  28. The Vatican City State;
  29. The Republic of Malta
  30. Italian Republic
  31. The Kingdom of Spain
  32. The Republic of Ireland;
  33. The Kingdom of Belgium;
  34. Kingdom of Sweden;
  35. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  36. Australian Union;
  37. Canada;
  38. Georgia;
  39. Japan;
  40. New Zealand;
  41. Republic of Rwanda;
  42. Republic of Korea;
  43. Kingdom of Thailand;
  44. Republic of Tunisia;
  45. Eastern Republic of Uruguay;
  46. United Arab Emirates;
  47. Republic of Belarus
  48. Republic of Serbia
  49. Republic of Turkey

From October 1st, 2020 to November 30th, 2020, for tourism purposes and presented a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test to detect COVID-19 (PCR test) up to 72 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, through all border checkpoints may enter the arrivals from:

  1. The Republic of Northern Macedonia;
  2. The Republic of Albania;
  3. Kosovo;
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  5. Montenegro;
  6. The Republic of Moldova;
  7. Israel;
  8. Emirate of Kuwait.
  9. Ukraine

 

The list is subject to update and supplementation depending on the development of the epidemic situation.

According to an order of the Minister of Health from 30.09.2020

Through all border checkpoints on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, for tourism purposes without being placed under 14-day quarantine and without the need to present a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test to detect COVID-19 (PCR test), people from the following countries could arrive:

  1. The Republic of Austria;
  2. The Kingdom of Netherlands;
  3. The Federal Republic of Germany;
  4. The Republic of Poland;       
  5. Hellenic Republic;      
  6. The Kingdom of Denmark;
  7. Romania;
  8. The Republic of Estonia;
  9. The Slovak Republic
  10. The Republic of Slovenia;    
  11. Hungary;       
  12. The Republic of Finland;   
  13. The Republic of Cyprus;
  14. The French Republic;     
  15. The Republic of Latvia;
  16. The Republic of Croatia;    
  17. The Republic of Lithuania;
  18. The Czech Republic;
  19. The Portuguese Republic;
  20. Grand Duchy of Luxemburg;
  21. Iceland;
  22. The Kingdom of Norway;
  23. Switzerland;
  24. The Principality of Liechtenstein;
  25. The Republic of San Marino;
  26. The Principality of Andorra;
  27. The Principality of Monaco;
  28. The Vatican City State;
  29. The Republic of Malta
  30. Italian Republic
  31. The Kingdom of Spain
  32. The Republic of Ireland;
  33. The Kingdom of Belgium;
  34. Kingdom of Sweden;
  35. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  36. Australian Union;
  37. Canada;
  38. Georgia;
  39. Japan;
  40. New Zealand;
  41. Republic of Rwanda;
  42. Republic of Korea;
  43. Kingdom of Thailand;
  44. Republic of Tunisia;
  45. Eastern Republic of Uruguay;
  46. United Arab Emirates;
  47. Republic of Belarus
  48. Republic of Serbia
  49. Republic of Turkey

 

From October 1st, 2020 to November 30th, 2020, for tourism purposes and presented a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test to detect COVID-19 (PCR test) up to 72 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, through all border checkpoints may enter the arrivals from:

  1. The Republic of Northern Macedonia;
  2. The Republic of Albania;
  3. Kosovo;
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  5. Montenegro;
  6. The Republic of Moldova;
  7. Israel;
  8. Emirate of Kuwait.
  9. Ukraine

 

The list is subject to update and supplementation depending on the development of the epidemic situation.

Yes, it is possible.

According to an order of the Minister of Health from 30.09.2020

Through all border checkpoints on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, for tourism purposes without being placed under 14-day quarantine and without the need to present a document showing a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test to detect COVID-19 (PCR test), people from the following countries could arrive:

  1. The Republic of Austria;
  2. The Kingdom of Netherlands;
  3. The Federal Republic of Germany;
  4. The Republic of Poland;       
  5. Hellenic Republic;      
  6. The Kingdom of Denmark;
  7. Romania;
  8. The Republic of Estonia;
  9. The Slovak Republic
  10. The Republic of Slovenia;    
  11. Hungary;       
  12. The Republic of Finland;   
  13. The Republic of Cyprus;
  14. The French Republic;     
  15. The Republic of Latvia;
  16. The Republic of Croatia;    
  17. The Republic of Lithuania;
  18. The Czech Republic;
  19. The Portuguese Republic;
  20. Grand Duchy of Luxemburg;
  21. Iceland;
  22. The Kingdom of Norway;
  23. Switzerland;
  24. The Principality of Liechtenstein;
  25. The Republic of San Marino;
  26. The Principality of Andorra;
  27. The Principality of Monaco;
  28. The Vatican City State;
  29. The Republic of Malta
  30. Italian Republic
  31. The Kingdom of Spain
  32. The Republic of Ireland;
  33. The Kingdom of Belgium;
  34. Kingdom of Sweden;
  35. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  36. Australian Union;
  37. Canada;
  38. Georgia;
  39. Japan;
  40. New Zealand;
  41. Republic of Rwanda;
  42. Republic of Korea;
  43. Kingdom of Thailand;
  44. Republic of Tunisia;
  45. Eastern Republic of Uruguay;
  46. United Arab Emirates;
  47. Republic of Belarus
  48. Republic of Serbia
  49. Republic of Turkey

 

From October 1st, 2020 to November 30th, 2020, for tourism purposes and presented a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction test to detect COVID-19 (PCR test) up to 72 hours before entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, through all border checkpoints may enter the arrivals from:

  1. The Republic of Northern Macedonia;
  2. The Republic of Albania;
  3. Kosovo;
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  5. Montenegro;
  6. The Republic of Moldova;
  7. Israel;
  8. Emirate of Kuwait.
  9. Ukraine

 

The list is subject to update and supplementation depending on the development of the epidemic situation.

Yes, public transport operates normally, with no limit on the capacity of vehicles and/or trains, but it is mandatory to wear personal protective equipment.

The use of masks is mandatory when traveling by taxi, bus, train and other public transport.

There are no restrictions on travel within the country. The rules for social distancing and the use of a protective mask should be observed where indicated. Wearing protective masks is mandatory in closed public areas.

All operating establishments can now receive visitors in compliance with the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Tourism for the operation of accommodation establishments and food and entertainment establishments in the conditions of danger of COVID-19 infection in Bulgaria. The accommodation establishments are ready for normal functioning of and have taken the necessary anti-epidemic measures of the Ministry of Health to operate in the conditions of COVID-19.

An individual plan for its operation is required for each establishment in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines of the national and regional public health authorities to limit the Coronavirus infection.

All accommodation establishments operate in strict compliance with the requirements, which include specific measures to protect the health of tourists with high hygiene.

  • You need to contact the accommodation place you have booked and renegotiate your reservation for another period.
  • It is possible for the parties to reach an Agreement on reimbursement according the accommodation policy.